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.