Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stripes: Featured Color

So, I decided to map out the color patterns that I've made to this point.  I developed a way of drawing them out that let me try out new patterns.  Here's what I came up with: 1 row Color A, 2 rows Color B, 1 row Color A, 2 rows Color C, repeated.  The end result is thick stripes of color flanked by Color A, the 'featured' color. If you make colors B and C the same, you get the Thick and Thin stripe pattern.

Here's how to do this:  make your chain, and work 2 rows in the same color (color B).  At the end of the second row, tie on color A, do not cut color B.  Pull both strands through the loops to complete the stitch.  Chain with both strands. 

Release color B and work row 3 with color A.  At the end of the row, tie on color C, do not cut color A.  Pull both strands through loops to complete stitch.  Chain with both colors.

 Release color A and work row 4 with color C.  At the end of the row, finish the stitch by pulling both colors B and C through the loops.  Chain with both colors.   Release color B and continue row 5 with color C.

Colors are drawn up on both sides.

Here's the pattern:
Chain 28
Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc across
Row 2-14: ch 3, turn, dc across
Round 1: sc around (3 sc in corner)
Round 2: sc around (3 sc in corner)

Rows 3, 6, 9, 12 are in the red color.
Rows 1-2, 7-8, 13-14 are in the green color.
Rows 4-5, 10-11 are in the yellow color.

I made this using Sugar and Cream Sage Green, Country Yellow, and Wine with a J hook.

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