Inspired by our “Infinite Stripes” pattern, we wondered what would two color-morphing cakes of “Blossoms” do if worked together from opposing ends. So, we took two cakes of the same colorway and knit stripes–two rows from one end of one cake, and two rows from the opposite end/color of the other cake. The result was lovely!
With a dramatically morphing cake–such as shown in “Zinnia”–even the center-most colors (which are very close to the same) are discernible. With a gradient cake–such as shown in “Globe Thistle” the shifts are very subtle and the center-most colors met and merged in the middle.
The pattern has the option for two sizes–a 10”/25cm wide version that will wrap three times around the neck, and a 12”/30cm wide version that wraps twice.
Started from a provisional cast-on and finished with a three-needle bind off, watch the colors interact as you go.
Alternately, you could use 2 different colorway cakes–and if you do, share photos!!!
Wonderland Yarns “Blossoms” sock/fingering weight, 420 yards/4 oz skein; 2 cakes.
Needles & Notions:
US size 5/3.75mm needles OR size needed to get proper gauge, yarn needle
24 sts & 30 rows = 4”/ 10cm in stockinette stitch
triple wrap, double wrap
triple wrap: 10”/25cm wide and 95”/241cm around, blocked
double wrap: 12”/30cm wide and 78”/198 cm around, blocked