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3 patterns to knit with self-striping worsted weight yarn

 

This week we are knitting the lovely self-striping worsted weight yarn called Sweet Roll by Premier Yarns. Yesterday, we took a close look at its characteristics, and today we’ll look at 3 patterns that are perfect for Sweet Roll yarn.

 

2 rolls of the multicolored, self-striping, worsted weight Sweet Roll in the Punch Pop colorway. I love this fun color combination.
2 rolls of the multicolored, self-striping, worsted weight Sweet Roll in the Punch Pop colorway. I love this fun color combination.

 

Self-striping sock yarn has been around for quite a few years, but I haven’t run across worsted weight self-striping yarn. One of the bonuses of self-striping yarn is that color choices and color changes are all done for you. There are no knots to tie and there’s no headache to be had from trying to get the right colors to coordinate. Sweet Roll yarn solves these 2 issues very well.

 

Take the chill off with this Ice Pop colorway of Sweet Roll!
Take the chill off with this Ice Pop colorway of Sweet Roll!

 

Sweet Roll isn’t a gradient yarn, though. The color transitions are brief rather than happening gradually over long stretches of yarn. Yesterday I wrote more in detail about the colors and their arrangement. I have heard reports of a knot appearing in a roll in one spot every rare once in a while, but this does happen occasionally during the manufacturing process of all yarns and can’t be helped. The mills that spin Sweet Roll obviously take pains to reattach the yarn in the same color stripe where the break happens rather than creating an even more abrupt color change at the knot! It never happened to me though, and I’ve knit through 8 of these self-striping skeins from different colorways.

Premier Yarns has provided these 3 patterns for free and you can see how the color change happens randomly. I like the natural transitions and the color schemes that they’ve chosen are great.

 

Don't worry about color changes, make these easy and quick projects with Sweet Roll.
Don’t worry about color changes, make these easy and quick projects with Sweet Roll.

 

The earth-tones of this scarf and the classic ribbing stitch pattern make this easy-to-knit scarf a great unisex style for any casual or dressy winter outfit.

Knit these fraternal twin slipper socks for some playful warmth around the home.

If you have a sweet Phoebe in your family, or another young lady who wants to be warm with a bit of pizzazz as well, this easy little Phoebe Poncho is a great introduction to knitting in the round.

Tomorrow I’ll introduce you to one of my patterns that takes advantage of the color transitions in a new way that’s quite unique looking, even though I only knit and purled.

 

Purl rows and knit rows with this Punch Pop colorway of Sweet Roll make the mystery project that will be revealed tomorrow.
Purl rows and knit rows with this Punch Pop colorway of Sweet Roll make the mystery project that will be revealed tomorrow.

 

This is part 2 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 1: Knitting with Premier Yarns Sweet Roll, a self-striping yarn

Go to part 3: Shadow knitting with Sweet Roll Yarn

 

About Charles Voth

I’m Charles Voth, a crochet and knitting professional. I enjoy reviewing yarns and tools to help others find materials that will help them be happy with what they stitch. I design garments and accessories and items for the home. I teach both crafts at yarn stores, in schools, and at craft shows and retail events. I am also a technical editor of both crochet and knitting patterns and illustrate the charts and diagrams that make pattern reading accessible to so many.

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