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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Rainbow Connection

Why are there so many songs about rainbows,
And what's on the other side?
Rainbow's are visions; but only illusions.
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some chose to believe it,
But I know they're wrong - wait and see.
Someday we'll find it: the rainbow connection

The lovers, the dreamers and me…

Paul Williams

Talk about easy...

The yarn does all the work!

formerly known as Chromatic Shift

18 inches wide by 72 inches long

7 balls (952 yds.) Noro Silk Garden Lite
or other DK weight yarn
Color: 2037
Size 10 (US) needles

4 stitches = 1 inch

written directions, beginner level

If you can knit, purl and slip, you can make this stole.

Swear to God...

And just look at the results!

The stole is knit in one piece, end to end. It is designed to take advantage of the long color runs of a self-striping yarn.

You will be working with two balls at a time. To achieve a wash of color, you should begin the two balls at slightly different places in the progression.

More contrast can be achieved by a greater distance between these starting points; less by placing them closer together. If at any time you wish more or less contrast, you can simply break one of the yarns and take out some length. You can also break the other yarn and add this length to it. Just make sure you stay within the range of color. You don’t want abrupt shifts.

Ends can be woven into the fabric of the stole quite easily and will not show in the piece’s texture. Stole is a very loose, very easy, very fast knit.

Forgive the name change, but when I was writing up the pattern, it whispered in my ear and told me its true moniker.

Know what?

It was right...

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