Two of my favorite things combine here: brioche knitting + colors! And add a third: the very clear pattern-writing of Ute Nawratil
Here we have put together kits for knitting her Rainbow Ripples.
Be sure to get the pattern directly from Ute's Ravelry page here. Our kits are composed of yarn only ..... ah, but such yarn....
Here is what the designer writes:
’Rainbow Ripples’ starts as a circle and then becomes a not-entirely-triangular scarf by adding the side wings.
The construction eliminates the need to bind off endless long rows at the end. Instead, you always have a relatively small number of stitches on the needles, and they keep getting less and less.
The pattern itself is an alteration of two-color stockinette brioche and short rows.
The Yarn and Colorways
We did not duplicate exactly the yarns that Ute used in her original.
For the optical “wow” impression, one of the two yarns should, of course, have a color gradient. In the original sample shawl I used two fingering weight yarns (400 m / 100 g).
For a more summery variant of the shawl you can work with different yarn weights; beautiful effects can be achieved when using mohair or lace yarn for the solid color.
You might enjoy looking at the Project Pages to get an idea of how different colors and textures of yarn come together.
Ute used a dark gray fingering weight yarn with the bright colors of her Zauberball.
What we did was put together is two different weight yarns, one the loooooong color runs of Zauberball 100 and the other a beautiful melody of colors in the lace weight Marina from Manos del Uruguay.
You can see them in the inset photo top picture and again below that.
The kit uses Zauberball 100, which is composed of 100% superwash merino, and has 437 yards(400 meters) per 100g ball. The colors are rich and deep and give long stretches of a hue before gradually changing into the next.
(In fact, two balls of the same colorway can look dramatically different than another depending simply on where in the color run it starts. We show that in the third photo on this page. )
Marina is 100% merino superwash, with 874 yards (800m) per 100g.
1. One ball of Zauberball 100 : Kunterbunt (translates as "Motley" which was the particolored costume of a jester in Medieval times), a strikingly beautiful combination of colors. I see rich hues of red and orange, blue and green, golden and purple.
2. One skein of Marina in Tiza. This is a beautiful water-color-look with gentle pastel hues including pale green, blue and pink plus some lilac. I love how it picks up very similar hues as those in the kunterbunt but in soft pale versions. It looks to my eye sort of like a Monet painting.
Each kit will consist of one ball of Kunterbunt and one of Tiza.