Color Blend Stole

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Color Blend Stole by Aparna Rolfeby Aparna Rolfe

Model: Aparna Rolfe
Photos: Alex and Aparna Rolfe

Difficulty: Easy

Variegated yarn is so pretty in the skein! It can be a challenge to find the right pattern to show off those gorgeous colors, and that goes double if you have skeins in different colorways. The Color Blend Stole is designed to use front-loop and back-loop stitches with a subtle ripple pattern to blend together different colorways of yarn into a beautiful stole. Handpainted yarn gives an impressionist-painting effect to the finished piece, but it would be equally pretty with a self-striping or semi-solid yarn. You can easily adjust the width and length to make a scarf or a wider wrap to add color and warmth to your winter wardrobe.


Size: One size (adjustable)

Finished Measurements: 16 x 65 inches as shown.

Materials:

  • Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM) [100% Merino; 175yd/160m per 50g skein]; 5 skeins in different colorways. (Sample uses one skein each of P301, P425 P504, P515, P519.)
  • H/8 (5.00 mm) hook
  • Needle to weave in ends

Gauge: 17 sts/13 rows = 4″ in the ripple pattern stitch. Gauge is not critical for this project.

Notes

  • Colors used are referred to as A, B, C, D, E. Carry unused colors up along the side of the work until instructed to fasten off.
  • At the beginning of the rows, ch 1 does not count as an sc or hdc, ch 2 does not count as a dc.
  • To modify the length of the wrap, chain a (multiple of 24 +1) stitches.

Color Blend Stole by Aparna Rolfe

Directions:

Stole

Set up: With color A, ch 241; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in every following ch. Turn. (240 sc.)

Rows 1-40: Follow the table, referring to either the instructions or chart for the 8-row ripple pattern.

Row # Color Ripple Pattern Row # Notes
1-6 A 1-6 60 sc 120 hdc 60 dc
7-8 B 7-8
9-10 A 1-2 Fasten off A
11-14 B 3-6
15-16 C 7-8
17-18 B 1-2 Fasten off B
19-20 C 3-6
21-24 D 7-8
25-26 C 1-2 Fasten off C
27-28 D 3-6
29-32 E 7-8
33-34 D 1-2 Fasten off D
35-40 E 7-8

Row 41: With color E, ch 1, sc in every st across, fasten off. (240 sc.)

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8-row Ripple Pattern (multiple of 24 stitches)

Row 1: Ch 1, *[sc BLO in next st, sc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Dc BLO in next st, dc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st] 3 times. Rep from * till end, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, *sc FLO in next st, sc BLO in next st, sc FLO in next st. [Hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Dc BLO in next st, dc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st] 3 times. Sc BLO in next st, sc FLO in next st, sc BLO in next st. Rep from * till end, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, *[hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Dc BLO in next st, dc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Sc BLO in next st, sc FLO in next st] 3 times. Rep from * till end, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, *hdc FLO in next st, hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st. [Sc BLO in next st, sc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Dc BLO in next st, dc FLO in next st] 3 times. Hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st, hdc BLO in next st. Rep from * till end, turn.

Row 5: Ch 2, *[dc BLO in next st, dc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Sc BLO in next st, sc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st] 3 times. Rep from *till end, turn.

Row 6: Ch 2, *dc FLO in next st, dc BLO in next st, dc FLO in next st. [Hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Sc BLO in next st, sc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st] 3 times. Dc BLO in next st, dc FLO in next st, dc BLO in next st. Rep from * till end, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, *[hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Sc BLO in next st, sc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Dc BLO in next st, dc FLO in next st] 3 times. Rep from * till end, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, *hdc FLO in next st, hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st. [Dc BLO in next st, dc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st] 3 times. [Sc BLO in next st, sc FLO in next st] 3 times. Hdc BLO in next st, hdc FLO in next st, hdc BLO in next st. Rep from * till end, turn.

Click on the chart to view it larger.Color Blend Stole by Aparna Rolfe

Finishing: Block to finished dimensions, weave in ends, wear and enjoy!

About the Designer
Aparna RolfeAparna Rolfe finds it hard to write about herself in third person. She has been crocheting since 2008 and is enjoying working through increasingly complicated projects, her latest endeavor being designing patterns. She hopes you enjoy making your Color Blend Stole as much as she enjoyed designing it!

Pattern & images © Aparna Rolfe. All rights reserved.

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