Just in time for the darkest and coldest days of the year:
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.
We brought in the exact yarn that Abbey used for her original. She knitted hers with Wisdom Yarns' Poems Chunky, a 100% wool which has long color repeats that is perfect for this piece. Each skein has 100 grams (3.5 ounces) with 100 meters (110 yards) of 100% wool.
Abbey suggests between 200 and 240 yards per scarf. As two skeins will give you 220 yards, that is what will be in each kit. If you want an extra one, please contact us. If we have it in stock we will work with you to expand your kit.
A) Reverie is most likely the colorway which Abbey used for her original scarf. A wonderful combination of bright rainbow hues, this will brighten up your winter tremendously.
B) Embers is a delightful colorway reminiscent of warm fires in the eharth. Including grey and amber, it also goes into reds and black.
Make your choice of colorway from the drop-down menu labeled "Choose".
Note that the kit will not automatically include the pattern. We have a second 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.