Aug 21, 2016

FO | Tikkyn Rainbow

What can I say? 

It appears I've traded my blue streak for a succession of rainbows. Last week, Angletyn was in the spotlight, and today, Tikkyn has claimed center stage.

In spite of the shared rainbow theme, there are obvious differences. Angletyn sports bold chevrons, while Tikkyn features a more traditional approach with color blocks worked in classic shades:
  • Buttercream
  • Provincial Rose
  • Raging Purple
  • Lapis
  • New Age Teal
  • Cottonball (MC)

The very easy slip stitch creates a textured fabric with two different but very attractive sides. On the front, creamy stitches highlight contrasting dots, while on the back, colorful chain-like stitches are lightly woven with cream.

The color blocks stair-step diagonally from left to right across the front, and the butter yellow and provincial rose provide warm pops of color that contrast nicely with the cool teal, blue and purple.

For now, I'm sharing the finished project unblocked and fresh off the needles. When it's properly blocked, I'll strive to get better images, but until that happens, we can make due, right?

Afghan | Tikkyn Rainbow
Yarn: Cotton Fleece (Brown Sheep)
Needles: US 8 (5 mm); US 9 (5.5 mm)
Size: Medium (lapghan)
Dimensions: 32 x 42 ins
Yardage: 970 yards (approx.)

Worked in Cotton Fleece (80% cotton, 20% wool), this fabric has a pleasing drape, light but substantive feel, and true four-season versatility. 

From start to finish, the project took three months. In terms of real knitting time, we could easily cut that in half, since I was juggling multiple WIPs (Angletyn Vivid, Christmas Trees and Lucben Rose).

This was such an enjoyable project, I'm eager to cast on another. Meanwhile, the back-to-back string of multicolored knits has generated lots of leftovers and partial skeins. To put them to good use, I'm working on several new concepts, which can only mean one thing. 

There are definitely more rainbows on the horizon.

The Tikkyn pattern has been released:


  1. Beautiful lapghan; I can't wait until you publish the knitting pattern! Thank you for sharing it in the "raw" form.

  2. Ditto! Thanks for sharing, looking forward to the pattern release.


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