Thornberry

After years of wanting my own artisan-dyed yarns, I finally found a wonderful dyer (Ewetopia) who is dyeing our great Sunday Knits yarns in their beautiful colors.
We'll be developing and tweaking our color palette over the next year or so.
Meanwhile, I'm so excited to have these new colors to play with.

This beautiful and simple slip stitch pattern from Barbara Walker's Second Treasury was the perfect venue for combining a number of colors. The stitch pattern is called Thorn, and I used it here in a circle scarf, knitted from one end to the other, then twisted and grafted together using a nifty grafting cheat.

There are absolutely endless ways that one could combine colors. I started by arranging my colors into a colorwheel, running from cool light colors, to warm lights to warm darks to cool darks.


The ten colors I chose are in a combination of blends including 100% merino, merino cashmere, and merino angora.

The Thornberry pattern lays out my general stategy for combining colors, and also specifies exactly how I worked my own scarf. Follow my color path if you wish, or venture out on your own!
Either way, I hope you'll enjoy making this as much as I have!


Stats

Finished Size: 42" around and 6" wide.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (sport weight) yarn in 10 colors and a variety of blends - ten 20-gm skeins total - enough to make as many as three scarves.

Substitute any light sport weight yarns in gradient colors: about 25 yds in each of 9-10 colors - 250 total yards.

Gauge: 25 sts and 32 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch.
24 sts and 32 rows = 4" in pattern stitch.

Needles: Size 5 US / 3.75 mm needles.

Techniques used: K2tog, ssk, knit-yarnover-knit (into the same stitch); grafting following a contrast-color path (with tutorial), joining colors (with tips and link included).

Pattern includes: Written instructions, glossary, linked tutorials for the grafting cheat and other techniques used.

The color sequence of sample is written, but creating one's own colorway is strongly encouraged

Knit Thornberry

Thornberry © Sunday Knits 2019. All rights reserved. Design and photography by Carol Sunday.