Today I’d like to share several patterns knit with Universal Yarn Deluxe Stripes that have been designed by the Universal Yarn design team. This superwash wool yarn lends itself to shawls, scarves, blankets, socks, and hats. I’m sure it could be used for kids’ and adult garments as well, but I’ll revisit these last two later this week. Yesterday, I looked at the structure and colorways for Deluxe Stripes; let’s move on to seeing it knit up!
Odd, that I start with a blanket pattern, when I didn’t list it above. That’s because this is a teaser. This is my own design. You’ll be able to try the pattern later this week. For now, we’ll look at other free patterns available starting with an amazing hat that suits the self-striping Deluxe Stripes perfectly.
This is Citrus Hat and it’s knit with the Paloma colorway. It comes in four sizes and you only need one ball to make any of them, with enough to make a pompom or tassels. A hat is the perfect project for this yarn because the stripes stay relatively the same width for the length of the beanie. I really like how the colors pool in the pompom, too.
With only 2 balls of the Dragonfruit colorway of Deluxe Stripes, you can knit this lovely Azalea Shawl. It can also be worn as a neckerchief. This is a great introduction to using slipped stitches to create a subtle texture. You can see that the slipped stitches take one strip color and lift it into the next band of color, thus softening the transitions in a very visually pleasing way.
Forget knitting that scarf of the iconic doctor of that well-known space fantasy series. I would much rather go with this colorway of Deluxe Stripes and knit Autumn Vibes. There’s no need to change colors. The width of the stripes is perfect. And I kind of like these colors better than the one on that doc from the 1970s series. This is a long tube that is 87” long…perfect from binge-watching whatever your favorite show is…inches and inches of stockinette in the round…mindless…relaxing. To get this length, you’ll use 3 balls of yarn.
Vanilla socks are great to knit…especially when knit in worsted weight. By vanilla, I mean it’s all stockinette with standard heel turning and toe shaping. No fuss! Deluxe Socks knit with the Timber colorway of Deluxe Stripes are the perfect project for one skein of the yarn. And washing them won’t be a problem because the wool is washable. I have a little extra of this yarn after the projects I’ll share with you later this week…I think I see some socks on my feet soon…before spring arrives.
I must be honest. I started my blanket design before I even looked up what other patterns were available, and I’m pleased that mine is different, but shares the common element of modular squares. Cabin Cover features 25 squares sewn together. If you’re not into sewing knit pieces together, my pattern is join-as-you-go…and it’s all done on your needles, but when the blanket gets big, you have it all on your lap. This Cabin Cover blanket pattern will be more portable until the end when you’re working on the edgings.
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the possibilities of knitting lovely and colorful projects with Deluxe Stripes. Tomorrow we’ll look at some new stitch combinations I’ll use in my blanket pattern and in a garment design I’ll be happy to show you on Friday. Join me!