Bright rainbow colours dance across a field of easy eyelets and delicate garter ridges for a lightweight, delicate blanket, hence its name of Rainbow Fields (grin!). Worked from corner-to-corner, it’s a great project for constant, playful interest.
When the SweetGeorgia team came up with the new Prismatic Essential Colour Mini-Mini set, I think I literally squealed with delight. Those wee mini-mini’s were calling my name. In fact, who can resist such a charming little box of colour?
This blanket is worked from corner-to-corner, increasing two stitches every RS row until half of the colours in the Prismatic mini-mini set are worked, then decreasing two stitches every WS row to the other corner.
There are a couple of ways to work with the changing colours, so choose the style that most suits you:
- Option 1: Work the pattern as indicated, joining the next colour just after working a RS purl-ridge row. On some colours, this will leave remnant, but it allows for more consistent colour blocks. Note: There does remain some very slight variation in yardage (50 – 52 yds / 45- 47 m per skein) and if gauge is not an exact match, you risk running out of yarn in the first and final colours. Feel free remove 3-4 rows from those sections, as desired.
- Option 2: Work colour until it almost runs out, then splice/join in the next colour and continue working. This results in a more rustic, natural transition while using up all of the yarn, but the stripes may not be consistent. Because of the slight variation in yardage (50 – 52 yds / 45- 47 m per skein), the risk of running out of yarn at the end is highest with this option.
- Option 3: Work colour until you have just enough to finish any RS row, joining the next colour on the following WS row. Uses a little more yarn than Option 1, but can result in inconsistent colour blocks. Because of the slight variation in yardage (50 – 52 yds / 45- 47 m per skein), the risk of running out of yarn at the end is higher with this option.
29″ / 73.5 cm by 32″ / 81 cm
1 SweetGeorgia Yarns Prismatic Mini-Mini Yarn Set in Essential Colour (600 yds / 549 m per 5.5 oz / 156 g set; 80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon). The first colour in the pattern begins with Raspberry (reddish-purple) and ends with Cherry (red).
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needle, 24″ / 60 cm long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
19 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Increase Pattern, blocked.
Note that gauge is not crucial, but will affect required yardage and finished size.
You can find the Rainbow Fields knitting pattern here on our website and on Ravelry. And be sure to share your progress with us on social media using the hashtag #sweetgeorgiayarns.