It’s so fun to take patterns and remix them with new yarn colors. I’ve really been enjoying the Loops & Threads Colorwheel Yarn and the small skeins pack some awesome color choices. I felt this yarn was PERFECT to remix one of my patterns that has pops of color.

Really quick, I want to recap some main points about the newer Loops & Thread Colorwheel Yarn exclusive to Michael’s Craft Stores. I know I know, I’ve been talking about this yarn a lot, but when you find something awesome you share it with friends!!! So here are just a few of the reasons I love using this yarn:

  1. The price point is amazing! Forget about needing to spend lots of money to do color-work besides extra needed storage for all the leftover skeins.
  2. The colors!!! So many colors! And as you can see with the Arrow Slouchy it’s very easy to use different shades and get an ombre effect. Seriously click HERE to check out the impressive rainbow.
  3. No piling acrylic that is truly soft!!! It’s yarn you will want to use for wearables.

Okay okay so let’s get to what you came here for…a FREE pattern! BOTH the Knit and Crochet version are on this post (keep scrolling for the crochet version). And if you would like a printed copy this pattern comes as a freebie when you sign up for the Briana K Newsletter.

Does fair isle or intarsia style knitting scare you? Well I have a solution that can be added after your project is complete! The pattern below is written for the colorwork to be done by either carrying the yarn in fair isle or worked in intarsia, however I decided to try out the duplicate stitch (aka Swiss Darning Stitch) to see what I thought about it. So what do I think? LOVE IT!!! What this method does is duplicate the original stitch by using a darning needle and yarn. If you would like to try this out here is how:

Arrow Slouchy

When working this stitch to create a pattern it’s best to work either from right to left across rounds OR to work up and down the hat.

  1. Place yarn onto darning needle and insert needle from the back to the front of the work into the bottom of the first stitch that will be covered.
  2. Insert the needle from right to left through both loops of the stitch above and pull gently. (do not pull too tight as it may cause puckering)
  3. Insert the needle from front to back of work through the same place as your beginning stitch. One stitch will now be covered. Repeat this for the color-work pattern.

 

 

Supplies:

4.5 mm DPN’s or Circular Needles for Magic Loop (US 7)
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Yarn: Loops and Threads Colorwheel in: Color B: White Color A: Mint Color C: Bright Mint Color D: Dark Mint
Yardage: Newborn 45 yards; Baby 75 yards; Toddler 95 yards; Child 120 yards; Teen/Adult 140 yards; Adult 160 yards

 

Notes:

Abbreviations / Stitches
CO- cast on
k- knit
p- purl
k2tog- knit two stitches together
Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows = 4 inch x 4 inch
Measurements in Inches: Newborn 6 wide by 5 tall; Baby 6 ¾ wide by 6 tall; Toddler  wide 7 ½ by 6 ½ tall; Child 8 ¼ wide by 7 ¼ tall; Teen/Adult 9 wide by 8 ¼ tall; Adult 9 ¾  by 9 tall
Skill Level: Easy / Intermediate

Color work:

  1. When changing colors for arrow design the yarn can be cut and weaved in later.
  2. Or it can be worked by floating the yarn across the back of work and bringing to the starting point of the arrow design. This method can leave some puckering and tension can be a challenge.
  3. Or it can be worked using intarsia in the round where at the end of each round it is turned. a. Place marker at the beginning of round. Make a backwards YO, knit the first row of the arrow pattern adding all of the color changes where indicated. b. At the round marker turn the work. Now working on the wrong side. c. Make a backwards YO before working the round on the wrong side. d. Purl around on the wrong side, working the color changes as they appear on the chart. e. At the round marker knit the last stitch of the round together with the YO.

Turn the work and repeat steps a-e

Visual Chart:

Child Chart

Adult Chart

Newborn (0-3 months):

Round Description Stitch Count
1 With Color A: Long Tail CO 56 k2, p2; repeat around 56
2 k2, p2; repeat around 56
3-4 With Color C: k2, p2; repeat around 56
5-6 With Color D: k2, p2; repeat around 56
7-8 With Color B: knit 56
9 k 14, complete row 1 of small chart section, knit to end 56
10 k to small chart section (if using intarsia purl to small chart section), complete small chart section, knit (purl for intarsia) to end 56
11-24 Repeat round 9 until small chart pattern is completed 56
25-29 knit around 56
30 k2tog, k 6; repeat * around 49
31 k2tog, k 5; repeat * around 42
32 k2tog, k 4; repeat * around 35
33 k2tog, k 3; repeat * around 28
34 k2tog, k 2; repeat * around 21
35 k2tog, k 1; repeat * around 14
36 k2tog around 7
Fasten off, weave tail end through stitches left on needles. Weave in end.

Baby:

Round Description Stitch Count
1 With Color A: Long Tail CO 64 k2, p2; repeat around 64
2 k2, p2; repeat around 64
3-4 With Color C: k2, p2; repeat around 64
5-6 With Color D: k2, p2; repeat around 64
7-8 With Color B: knit 64
9 k 14, complete row 1 of small chart section, knit to end 64
10 k to small chart section (if using intarsia purl to small chart section), complete small chart section, knit (purl for intarsia) to end 64
11-24 Repeat round 10 until small chart pattern is completed 64
25-31 knit around 64
32 k2tog, knit to end of round 63
33 k2tog, k 7; repeat * around 56
34 k2tog, k 6; repeat * around 49
35 k2tog, k 5; repeat * around 42
36 k2tog, k 4; repeat * around 35
37 k2tog, k 3; repeat * around 28
38 k2tog, k 2; repeat * around 21
39 k2tog, k 1; repeat * around 14
40 k2tog around 7
Fasten off, weave tail end through stitches left on needles. Weave in end.

Toddler:

Round Description Stitch Count
1 With Color A: Long Tail CO 72 k2, p2; repeat around 72
2-3 k2, p2; repeat around 72
4-5 With Color C: k2, p2; repeat around 72
6-7 With Color D: k2, p2; repeat around 72
8-9 With Color B: knit 72
10 k 14, complete row 1 of large chart section, knit to end 72
11 k to large chart section (if using intarsia purl to large chart section), complete large chart section, knit (purl for intarsia) to end 72
12-32 Repeat round 11 until large chart pattern is completed 72
33-40 knit around 72
41 k2tog, k34; repeat * around 70
42 k2tog, k 8; repeat * around 63
43 k2tog, k 7; repeat * around 56
44 k2tog, k 6; repeat * around 49
45 k2tog, k 5; repeat * around 42
46 k2tog, k 4; repeat * around 35
47 k2tog, k 3; repeat * around 28
48 k2tog, k 2; repeat * around 21
49 k2tog, k 1; repeat * around 14
50 k2tog around 7
Fasten off, weave tail end through stitches left on needles. Weave in end.

Child:

Round Description Stitch Count
1 With Color A: Long Tail CO 80 k2, p2; repeat around 80
2-3 k2, p2; repeat around 80
4-6 With Color C: k2, p2; repeat around 80
7-8 With Color D: k2, p2; repeat around 80
9-10 With Color B: knit 80
11 k 16, complete row 1 of large chart section, knit to end 80
12 k to large chart section (if using intarsia purl to large chart section), complete large chart section, knit (purl for intarsia) to end 80
13-33 Repeat round 12 until large chart pattern is completed 80
34-40 knit around 80
41 Knit around decreasing 3 stitches evenly 77
42 k2tog, k 9; repeat * around 70
43 k2tog, k 8; repeat * around 63
44 k2tog, k 7; repeat * around 56
45 k2tog, k 6; repeat * around 49
46 k2tog, k 5; repeat * around 42
47 k2tog, k 4; repeat * around 35
48 k2tog, k 3; repeat * around 28
49 k2tog, k 2; repeat * around 21
50 k2tog, k 1; repeat * around 14
51 k2tog around 7
Fasten off, weave tail end through stitches left on needles. Weave in end.

Teen/Adult:

Round Description Stitch Count
1 With Color A: Long Tail CO 84 k2, p2; repeat around 84
2-3 k2, p2; repeat around 84
4-6 With Color C: k2, p2; repeat around 84
7-9 With Color D: k2, p2; repeat around 84
10-11 With Color B: knit 84
12 k 18, complete row 1 of large chart section, knit to end 84
13 k to large chart section (if using intarsia purl to large chart section), complete large chart section, knit (purl for intarsia) to end 84
14-34 Repeat round 13 until large chart pattern is completed 84
35-42 knit around 84
43 k2tog, k 10; repeat * around 77
44 k2tog, k 9; repeat * around 70
45 k2tog, k 8; repeat * around 63
46 k2tog, k 7; repeat * around 56
47 k2tog, k 6; repeat * around 49
48 k2tog, k 5; repeat * around 42
49 k2tog, k 4; repeat * around 35
50 k2tog, k 3; repeat * around 28
51 k2tog, k 2; repeat * around 21
52 k2tog, k 1; repeat * around 14
53 k2tog around 7
Fasten off, weave tail end through stitches left on needles. Weave in end.

Large Adult:

Round Description Stitch Count
1 With Color A: Long Tail CO 100 k2, p2; repeat around 100
2-4 k2, p2; repeat around 100
5-7 With Color C: k2, p2; repeat around 100
8-10 With Color D: k2, p2; repeat around 100
11-12 With Color B: knit 100
13 k 20, complete row 1 of large chart section, knit to end 100
14 k to large chart section (if using intarsia purl to large chart section), complete large chart section, knit (purl for intarsia) to end 100
15-35 Repeat round 14 until large chart pattern is completed 100
36-43 knit around 98
44 k2tog, k 48; repeat * around 98
45 k2tog, k 11; repeat * around 84
46 k2tog, k 10; repeat * around 77
47 k2tog, k 9; repeat * around 70
48 k2tog, k 8; repeat * around 63
49 k2tog, k 7; repeat * around 56
50 k2tog, k 6; repeat * around 49
51 k2tog, k 5; repeat * around 42
52 k2tog, k 4; repeat * around 35
53 k2tog, k 3; repeat * around 28
54 k2tog, k 2; repeat * around 21
55 k2tog, k 1; repeat * around 14
56 k2tog around 7
Fasten off, weave tail end through stitches left on needles. Weave in end.

 

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