Color block is everywhere this year. On sweaters, dresses, ponchos, and even scarfs. Those of you that knit with me know that I have been on a bit of a color block journey this year. Yup knit a poncho and a summer top in color block. It got to the point that I would look at a pattern and say “I could do that in color block”. I have been inspired by so many colors that my head was spinning.
It is a simple garter stitch that flows in two directions moving the color blocks from long to short.
The yarn is fingering which makes it light as a feather and the garter stitch makes it squishy. I made it super long, 88 inches. It can be double and triple wrapped and still not to be too thick around your neck.
It is perfect for using up some bits of sock yarn or for a special splurge of new yarn.
I used 5 skeins of Isager Alpaca Merino fingering (50% Alpaca 50% Merino Wool) 270 yards; 50 grams), 2 skeins Color A (36 – Farve), 1 skein Color B (30 – Black), 1 skein Color C (21 – Lingonberry), and 1 skein Color D (24 – Orange)
Here are a few inspiration mixes just for you ….and me as I don’t think I will be able to make just one.
All are in stock and can be purchased from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas.
For those of you that want to use up some of your stash bits, here are the actual amounts I used for each color. 360 yds Color A, 115 yds each Color B & C, and 140 yds Color D.
Go to Ravelry for more pattern details and to purchase. And don’t forget to post your finished photos. I want to see your Block Party.