Knit Picks Chroma 2014 Collection

Posted by Underground Crafter on February 19, 2014 | Short Link

Last week, Knit Picks released it’s Chroma 2014 Collection, a set of patterns designed to highlight the distinctive colorways of Chroma Worsted.

I’m happy to introduce my pattern from the collection, the Symmetrical Scallops Scarf.

 

Photos (c) Knit Picks.

Photos (c) Knit Picks.

 

The sample was knit in Seaweed, which reminds me of the darker green colors we see in our waterways here in New York City.  The pattern is based on a stunning vintage counterpane in Knitting Counterpanes: Traditional Coverlet Patterns for Contemporary Knitters by  Mary Walker Phillips.  (It’s a wonderful book, by the way, and I’m so glad it was republished after being out-of-print for many years.)

I’ll be co-hosting a knit-a-long with the four other designers featured in the collection, Tian Connaughton, Nazanin S. Fard, Faye Kennington, and Carol Schoenfelder.  The collection has something for everyone – 2 blankets, 2 scarves, a shawl, mitts, a hat, and mittens – and you can join in the KAL by casting on any one of the projects.  Ravelry members can see all the patterns on the Chroma 2014 Collection source page here.

One of the interesting things about being published in this collection was that Knit Picks had a sample knitter create the sample, which means that I can join in the knit-a-long to finish my own version!  I started it way back in July when I was working on the pattern, but it’s been in hibernation for quite a while.  My scarf will be in Parakeet.

Parakeet Chroma

(You only need 3 skeins for the scarf, but I have an extra.)  I love these colors, too, so I’m excited to see how my version turns out.

The KAL starts on March 3 and runs through May 5.  Knit Picks is donating 5 print copies of the entire collection for giveaway prizes, so why not join in?  You can find the details in this thread in the KnitPicks Lovers group on Ravelry.  I hope to see you there!

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