Update for 3/25/20 and Stash Buster Ideas – Stripes


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March 25, 2020 Video Blog Notes
Stash Buster Ideas – Stripes! 

Topics covered in the video blog:

  • Stripes are stash busters!
  • Links to techniques and patterns
  • Substituting your yarn for a pattern’s recommended yarn – just do the gauge swatch!
  • Simple stripes give way to slip stitches for texture
  • Explore designers who like stripes

Recommended Tutorials for Techniques

Weaving In Ends As You Go with Lucy Neatby at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33907xc3XwE

Jogless Stripe demonstrated on Knit Purl Hunter at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PjA0IR0MOU

 Recommended Patterns Knit by Kerry

Breathing Space sweater by Veera Välimäki – in Fingering Weight Yarns – short rows to accomplish the diagonal. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/breathing-space

Lineage sweater by Gabrielle Knits (Gabrielle Vezina) – in 6 colors of Jorstad Chelan DK – weave in ends as you go, and off-set the overlaps in color. You can use more than 6 colors for this project! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lineage-sweater

Top Down Knit Pullover – Yarnspirations – free – Uses self-striping yarn but I used 5 different colors in stripes – top down means you can use multiple colors to knit the length until you run out of yarn. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/top-down-knit-pullover-2

Aasgard Pass Hat by Jann Hoppler of the BK Collective in Camano DK – one hand painted, one solid color – modular construction means you can use up bits of yarn in the design. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aasgard-pass-hat

Crazy Quilt Mitts by Kerry Graber – 5 or 6 colors of worsted weight in small bits of yarn. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crazy-quilt-mitts-2


Striped Patterns We’ve Knit in Jorstad Yarns

Texture Shawl by Helen Kennedy in Spirit Lake DK. Slip stitches on the diagonal make the fabric look woven! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/texture-4

Power and Parallels Shawl by Destiny Itano in Ursa Minor and San Juan fingering weights. Fabulous garter in alternating yarns in broad sections and contrasting zig zag traveling stitches. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/power-and-parallels

Capriccio Shawl by Nancy Mills – a BK Collective Pattern. Shawl is in fingering, multiple colors and lots of possibilities including our Jorstad kit in Iona and Antigua gradient minis.  Stash idea, use Zauerball or Mini Mochi from your stash as the base color, and pick a contrasting solid for the stripes. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/capriccio-shawl-2

Capriccio Hat/Mitts also by Nancy Mills in DK weight in two contrasting colors. Uses wrapped short rows. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/capriccio-hat–mitts


Patterns Kerry Researched as Ideas – can’t wait to knit!

Prism socks by Jaya Srikrishnan – free – fingering – one hand painted color, one solid in squares of color.

Baktus scarf (shawlette) by Strikkelise – free – one hand painted or gradient, and a contrasting solid. The main picture doesn’t do it justice, look at the project pictures for ideas.  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baktus-scarf


Baktus Scarf is shown at left.

Wide scarf or “Stole” uses 9 colors of fingering weight yarn – great stash buster, super easy, and stunning. The picture on the pattern does not do it justice, look at pictures of finished projects to get ideas about the possibilities! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stole-7

Johannes by Suvi Simola – Men’s amazing striped garter sweater with interesting graphic vertical and horizontal lines in two colors of Aran weight. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/johannes-4

Designers With Amazing Striped Designs

RavelloIsabell Kraemer – Ravello pullover in fingering, left. The stripes are at the top of the sweater, the body in a solid color. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ravello






Atelier Alfa – Stripes Gone Crazy – sweater and cardigan with a diagonal striped swath in the back. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stripes-gone-crazy

Melanie Berg – Drachenfels shawl. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drachenfels.
True Colors. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/true-colors
The Joker and the Thief. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-joker-and-the-thief

Martina Behm – Hitchhiker, https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hitchhiker.
Also Easy is a very cool use of Zauerball yarn. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-2

General Hogbuffer – Vertizonal socks – amazing use of stripes every which way. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vertizontal

Brick and Mortar Cowl by Kim McFall – free – in worsted weight 1 multicolor, 1 contrasting color. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brick-and-mortar-cowl

Recommended Books

Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush or anything by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Ultimate Sweater Book by Amy Herzog
Color by Victoria Finlay

Everyone Stay Home and Stay Healthy, we will see you on the other side of this!

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