Consider Coloresque your invitation to play with color! Do you have a gradient or highly variegated skein you’ve been wondering how to use? A few mini skeins or leftover bits you’d like to combine? Two solids you think look great together but aren’t sure what to make?
Coloresque is designed to be a canvas for color play, able to handle any combination you throw at it. The simple but striking lace stands out against textured stripes, and the bias construction (built right into the instructions) guarantees fantastic drape and easy styling. There’s also a note in the pattern about modifying length or width, in case you want to customize your Coloresque even further.
The pattern is both written and charted and includes links to help with relevant techniques and stitches. Coloresque has been tech edited and test knit, so you can cast on with confidence. Grab some yarn, settle in, and start playing!SIZE
Length: 88” / 223.5 cm
Width: 11” / 28 cm
Measurements taken after firm blocking. Wrap will shrink a bit with wear.YARN
MC: 610 yd / 558 m of light fingering weight yarn
CC: 446 yd / 408 m of light fingering weight yarn
Totals include a 15% buffer. Pattern includes weight-based instructions to maximize yarn usage. It is easily adaptable to use just two skeins of yarn.
MC: Ella Rae Lace Merino (100% Merino; 460 yd / 421 m per 100 g / 3.53 oz skein) in Cream
CC: Western Sky Knits Single Strand Sock Blank (75% Merino, 25% Nylon / Polyamide; 463 yd / 423 m per 100 g / 3.53 oz skein) in CabernetNEEDLES
US 3 / 3.25 mm needles of choice for working flat, or size needed to obtain gaugeNOTIONS
Tapestry needle; blocking wires are highly recommended to achieve a straight edge but are not requiredGAUGE
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch after firm blocking. Gauge is not crucial but will affect yardage used and final dimensions.TECHNIQUES
Yarn overs, single increases and decreases, lace knitting, alternating skeins. Pattern includes links to more information about required stitches and techniques.Here’s how testers described knitting Coloresque:
fascinating, clever, adaptable, relaxing, meditative, joyful, creative, engaging, beautiful, not complicated, freeing, the perfect social knit, soothing but not boring, rhythmic, and easy to personalize.
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