24 February 2010

Chevron Stripes


The story with this throw is….I made the first as version 1 is written.  However when I started the second, I got carried away and forgot to do my knit rows…so version 2.  I have put version 2 on here since the striping is easier to see.  For version 1, I used Ella Rae Seasons, which stripes on it’s own…then I added a striping pattern. For version 2, I used Berroco Vintage Chunky and kept it much simpler. 

Experience Level: Easy
Materials: - Version 1– 2620 yds Bulky Yarn  - size US 9 needle
                   -Version 2–1430 yds Bulky Yarn – size US 10 ½ needle

 
 
 
 
 
 
Abbreviations:
k: knit
p: purl
SK2P: slip 1 stitch from left needle to right, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch back over knitted stitches.
st(s): stitch(es)
yo: yarn over

 
Pattern Stitch:
Row 1: K5, *yo, k5, SK2P, k5, yo, k1; repeat from *  to last 4 stitches, k4.
Row 2: K4, purl to last 4 stitches, k4.
Rows 3–8:  Repeat rows 1 and 2.
Rows 9-10: Knit.




Version 1 Pattern:
Cast on 177 sts in color 1.
Knit 4 rows in color 1.

See Color Row Layout below.
Repeat pattern stitch to desired length ending with a right side row.
Knit 3 rows and bind off on right side in color 2.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Version 2 Pattern:
Cast on 177 sts in color 1.
Knit 4 rows in color 1.
 
See Color Row Layout below.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 of pattern stitch to desired length ending with a right side row.
Knit 3 rows and then bind off on right side in color 2.
 


Color Row Layout for Both:
Color 1 – 40 rows
Color 2 – 6 rows
Color 1 – 32 rows
Color 2 – 12 rows
Color 1 – 20 rows
Color 2 – 20 rows
Color 1 – 12 rows
Color 2 – 32 rows
Color 1 – 6 rows
Color 2 – 41 rows

 

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you send me the pattern for just the colorado river throw in the blue that you did. Im new at this and reading both versions was a bit confusing. id you use a circular needle on a long cable? And what yarn did you use? Its absolutely beautiful!!!

my email is sce0331@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please could we have more detail regarding the Blue colorado River Throw pattern as I'm sure I am not the knitter who would love this.

Christina said...

I would be glad to provide more detail...what would you like to know? Thanks.

Katy Swanson said...

Hi - the blue throw is beautiful - did you use Ella Rae Seasons 17 and another color? If you did, what was the other color? Thanks so much!

Christina said...

Hi Katy....thank you. I did use Ella Rae seasons and I do believe the blue was 17, however I can't find the label for the green to give you the number and I can't find it online. I'll keep trying.

MaggieNZ said...

Hi Christina,
Thank you for replying. I would love to knit this and sorting out the closest colour to your design will be hard enough in NZ. What I would dearly love would be a guide for the number of rows you have used with each colour sequentially so that I can replicate your rather magnificent throw.

Christina said...

Hi Maggie......so glad to hear from someone in NZ. The row count for two colors is at the bottom of the pattern. I would say you could probably use colors 17 and 22. The green isn't as light was what I used, but it would be what I would choose if I had to do it again. Good luck, can't wait to see what you come up with. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christina, my name is Stephanie...I'm new to all this, did you use a cable for this and how long if so. Ella Rae color 17 and which other color?

Christina said...

Hi Stephanie....I used 17 and I cannot find the tag for the other colour, but I'll keep looking. Did a poor job of record keeping. I did not use a cable needle. This is technically a lace pattern because the curves are made with yarn overs. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Stephanie here again...how do you cast on 177 sts. without a cable?

Christina said...

Hi Stephanie....I usually use a long tail cast on or knitted cast on for this type of project. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

i understand the cast on....a regular straight needle wont hold 177 stitches with bulky yarn. Thats why I was asking about a cable.

Christina said...

Sorry, I misunderstood what you were asking, it seemed like you were asking about a cable needle. I used a circular needle, which you may call a cable needle. Thanks for clarifying. Hope this helps.

Linda said...

Can you send me the pattern just for the blue afghan also thank you.

Christina said...

The blue is version 1 above and the colour variation is written on the page. Thanks.

Nancy said...

What yarn did you use for Afghan 2? I notice version 2 uses much less yarn. Is it the difference in bulkiness of the yarn or did you make version 2 smaller? I love the Ella Rae blue but I want to use a machine washable yarn so I'm on the hunt. Any suggestions? Thank you.

Nancy said...

Sorry. I just now noticed you used Berroco Chunky for version 2 and it's machine washable. I'll keep looking, however, for a variagated yarn to try and duplicated version 1. It's absolutely beautiful.

Christina said...

Thanks, Nancy. Enjoy the knitting!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am trying to figure out how much yarn to buy in both colors for version 1. Can you specify how much of each? Thanks, Debbi

Debbi said...

Hi, can you tell me how much of each color for version 1?
Thank you

Christina said...

Hi Debbi...it's literally half and half...so 1310 of each colour. One side is mostly blue and the other green but the rows are the same amount for each colour. Enjoy!

Debbi said...

Thanks! Can't wait yo make this, so beautiful! One more question, do you repeat rows 1 and 2 for version 1 or 1 -10? Thanks!

Christina said...

Repeat rows 1-10 for version 1. Enjoy!

MaggieNZ said...

Hi Christina,
Have now received wool from USa and have knitted the first 6 inches of the c.R. throw and am very pleased with how it looks already. I hadn't realised previously that the this particular yarn was self-striping. Thank you again for the pattern.
Margaret/maggie NZ

Christina said...

I love that the yarn was self-striping...made for an even better pattern. Enjoy the knitting.

Debbi said...

Hi Christina, what are the dimensions of the finished throw? I have used a lot less yarn than I bought. I am almost at the end and debating about making it longer.

Christina said...

The blue is 48" x 60" and the gray is 38" x 48". You can make it any size....I usually just stop when it looks good to cover someone. The gray was made for a child. Hope this helps.

Debbi said...

I am making the blue and it is 39" wide and I think I will work it back to the blue because it is very short now. I am just about through with the pattern once! I thought it only went one time...I must knit very tightly? Thanks for your response

Christina said...

Debbi, usually you want to make the length 6 to 10 inches more that then width...that will make a proportionate throw. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

Christina said...

Debbi, usually you want to make the length 6 to 10 inches more that then width...that will make a proportionate throw. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

Debbi said...

Thank you Christina. I'm gonna bring it back to the blue and finish off at row 326. I've been getting such compliments! Can't wait till it's done!

Debbi said...

Hi Christina, I finished up the pattern stitch with a row 10. Should I knit 3 rows here? Or should I knit two more rows then bind off on the right side?



Debbi said...

Do you have to shape the end and block it so it will be scallopped? Thanks

Christina said...

Hi Debbi, the end isn't as pronounced as the beginning. You might be able to shape it more depending on the yarn you used. Thanks.

Christina said...

Debbi, you will need to do the three rows and bind off. Thanks.

Debbi said...

Ok thanks! I did it once and it was so flat I pulled it out and went to a row 10 then knit the three rows and bound it off. Thank you so much! Love the throw!

Christina said...

Great! I'd love to see it. Ping me on ravelry with a photo if you post.

Mggie NZ said...

Hi Christina,
just to let you know that I had enough yarn to make 2 throws. They were to use when grandchildren came to visit and sometimes watch TV. The first 2 to visit loved them so much they wanted to take them home but had to be convinced that the other 5 grandchildren would want to use them too!

Christina said...

That is amazing. So glad everything worked out. I know those children will love those moments and memories at your home.