These are so much fun -- we just had to bring them back!
Sometimes it is great to have a moderately simple pattern to knit in a design that still is intriguing enough to keep one's interest.
Stripes Are Boring (by Abbey Phelps of Blackberry Knits) is one of these -- a marvelous play on short rows. Quite portable (well, there are no beads to get lost for one thing) and sure to keep you involved in the process. Not to mention a fantastic finished piece.
I wrote this pattern because, well, stripes are boring. Using short rows you will create a “landscape” and add interest to an otherwise plain stockinette pattern.
This pattern gives straight forward line by line instructions that will teach you this method. By the time you are done with this easy wrap you will know how to modify it to make what ever project you want.
Use any yarn that will block easily and the needle appropriate for that yarn.
Use it to make anything from a pot holder to a shrug.
Have fun and be creative.
Yarn and Colorway
We did not bring in the exact yarn that Abbey used for her original. You can see what we offer in the inset photo on the lower left-hand corner of the top picture here.
Abbey knit her original using Wisdom Yarns, Poems Chunky, which has long color repeats that is perfect for this piece. Each skein of that has 100 grams (3.5 ounces) with 100 meters (110 yards) of 100% wool.
Our yarn is Louisa Harding's Amitola Grande, a marvelous yarn of 80% wool + 20% Silk and with 273 yards (250m)/ 100g.
The colors are dyed to give you the long color repeats that make this scarf so wonderful.
This colorway is called Technicolor and it basically goes through the whole spectrum of the rainbow. Gorgeous!
One ball will make up each kit.
Note that the kit will not automatically include the pattern. Note the drop-down menu labeled "Pattern."
I know some knitters might already have this or prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Abbey via her Ravelry web page. In this case, set our drop-down menu to "No Pattern Needed."
Or if you would like a printed copy, please make sure the "Pattern" drop-down menu is set to that.
We also can email the pattern to you via email. It is not automatic and we generally send you the pattern right before shipping your order.
What a marvelous wrap! This will truly turn heads.