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Free pattern roundup for Classic Shades Frenzy yarn

 

One of my favorite Classic Shades yarns, Frenzy, has new colorways, check out Monday’s post for the details. The sturdy construction of this single ply/ singles yarn was discussed yesterday. The design team at Universal Yarn appears to be just as inspired by this yarn as I am, because, since my original post about Frenzy, they’ve designed many more free patterns.

The Madras colorway of Classic Shades Frenzy will look amazing in any of the free patterns I round up today!
The Madras colorway of Classic Shades Frenzy will look amazing in any of the free patterns I round up today!

 

With 3 to 5 balls of Frenzy, you can knit this beautiful “Sprite” vest, a perfect pattern for layering over jeans and a short or long sleeved t-shirt. The pattern comes in 4 sizes up to a 2X. The open peplum has a lovely lace border on it.

Turn heads with this feminine vest in any of Classic Shades Frenzy's 14 colorways.
Turn heads with this feminine vest in any of Classic Shades Frenzy’s 14 colorways.

 

This roana wrap-vest called the Special Twist vest will be great for a walk in the woods. Shown in the Attic Light colorway, I’d be tempted to knit it in Fern. To achieve this textured fabric, you use 3 different ways to twist a stitch.

Fringe, twisted stitches, and multicolored yarn make this poncho-style vest an updated classic.
Fringe, twisted stitches, and multicolored yarn make this poncho-style vest an updated classic.

 

This open-lace of the Dragon Lady shawl (below) almost looks like chains of delicate crochet, but it is knit for sure. The scalloped edges come to dragon-wing-like points. I would wear this as a mega scarf knit in Quarry. See it knit up in 3 different colorways.

Wear "dragon wing" lace to jazz up a casual outfit, or wear it wrapped several times around your neck as a cowl.
Wear “dragon wing” lace to jazz up a casual outfit, or wear it wrapped several times around your neck as a cowl.

 

Would you rather wear vertical stripes? This sweater is knit side-to-side. It comes in 6 sizes, up to 3X. To me it’s a unisex sweater and would look great in Fern. I’m adding it to my knit-it-for-myself-eventually list.

A side-to-side sweater in Frenzy highlights its "stranded" gradient colorways in vertical stripes.
A side-to-side sweater in Frenzy highlights its “stranded” gradient colorways in vertical stripes.

 

In the Stair-step Tunic, the horizontal bands of gradient color interplay with the multi-tiered columns of cables, creating a subtle woven effect. Its classic shawl-collar and V-neck opening offer a more traditional look.

Varying lengths of cables stemming from the hem of the body create movement throughout the sweater.
Varying lengths of cables stemming from the hem of the body create movement throughout the sweater.

 

I hope you’ve been inspired to knit one of these lovely pieces with Classic Shades Frenzy. If not, please come back tomorrow and Friday. I’m going to show you 2 other amazing ideas for knitting with this marled gradient singles yarn!

 

This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2: Don’t get unspun by single-ply yarns!

 

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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