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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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