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):

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1With Color A: Long Tail CO 56 k2, p2; repeat around56
2k2, p2; repeat around56
3-4With Color C: k2, p2; repeat around56
5-6With Color D: k2, p2; repeat around56
7-8With Color B: knit56
9k 14, complete row 1 of small chart section, knit to end56
10k to small chart section (if using intarsia purl to small chart section), complete small chart section, knit (purl for intarsia) to end56
11-24Repeat round 9 until small chart pattern is completed56
25-29knit around56
30k2tog, k 6; repeat * around49
31k2tog, k 5; repeat * around42
32k2tog, k 4; repeat * around35
33k2tog, k 3; repeat * around28
34k2tog, k 2; repeat * around21
35k2tog, k 1; repeat * around14
36k2tog around7
Fasten off, weave tail end through stitches left on needles. Weave in end.

Baby:

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1With Color A: Long Tail CO 64 k2, p2; repeat around64
2k2, p2; repeat around64
3-4With Color C: k2, p2; repeat around64
5-6With Color D: k2, p2; repeat around64
7-8With Color B: knit64
9k 14, complete row 1 of small chart section, knit to end64
10k to small chart section (if using intarsia purl to small chart section), complete small chart section, knit (purl for intarsia) to end64
11-24Repeat round 10 until small chart pattern is completed64
25-31knit around64
32k2tog, knit to end of round63
33k2tog, k 7; repeat * around56
34k2tog, k 6; repeat * around49
35k2tog, k 5; repeat * around42
36k2tog, k 4; repeat * around35
37k2tog, k 3; repeat * around28
38k2tog, k 2; repeat * around21
39k2tog, k 1; repeat * around14
40k2tog around7
Fasten off, weave tail end through stitches left on needles. Weave in end.

Toddler:

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1With Color A: Long Tail CO 72 k2, p2; repeat around72
2-3k2, p2; repeat around72
4-5With Color C: k2, p2; repeat around72
6-7With Color D: k2, p2; repeat around72
8-9With Color B: knit72
10k 14, complete row 1 of large chart section, knit to end72
11k to large chart section (if using intarsia purl to large chart section), complete large chart section, knit (purl for intarsia) to end72
12-32Repeat round 11 until large chart pattern is completed72
33-40knit around72
41k2tog, k34; repeat * around70
42k2tog, k 8; repeat * around63
43k2tog, k 7; repeat * around56
44k2tog, k 6; repeat * around49
45k2tog, k 5; repeat * around42
46k2tog, k 4; repeat * around35
47k2tog, k 3; repeat * around28
48k2tog, k 2; repeat * around21
49k2tog, k 1; repeat * around14
50k2tog around7
Fasten off, weave tail end through stitches left on needles. Weave in end.

Child:

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1With Color A: Long Tail CO 80 k2, p2; repeat around80
2-3k2, p2; repeat around80
4-6With Color C: k2, p2; repeat around80
7-8With Color D: k2, p2; repeat around80
9-10With Color B: knit80
11k 16, complete row 1 of large chart section, knit to end80
12k to large chart section (if using intarsia purl to large chart section), complete large chart section, knit (purl for intarsia) to end80
13-33Repeat round 12 until large chart pattern is completed80
34-40knit around80
41Knit around decreasing 3 stitches evenly77
42k2tog, k 9; repeat * around70
43k2tog, k 8; repeat * around63
44k2tog, k 7; repeat * around56
45k2tog, k 6; repeat * around49
46k2tog, k 5; repeat * around42
47k2tog, k 4; repeat * around35
48k2tog, k 3; repeat * around28
49k2tog, k 2; repeat * around21
50k2tog, k 1; repeat * around14
51k2tog around7
Fasten off, weave tail end through stitches left on needles. Weave in end.

Teen/Adult:

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1With Color A: Long Tail CO 84 k2, p2; repeat around84
2-3k2, p2; repeat around84
4-6With Color C: k2, p2; repeat around84
7-9With Color D: k2, p2; repeat around84
10-11With Color B: knit84
12k 18, complete row 1 of large chart section, knit to end84
13k to large chart section (if using intarsia purl to large chart section), complete large chart section, knit (purl for intarsia) to end84
14-34Repeat round 13 until large chart pattern is completed84
35-42knit around84
43k2tog, k 10; repeat * around77
44k2tog, k 9; repeat * around70
45k2tog, k 8; repeat * around63
46k2tog, k 7; repeat * around56
47k2tog, k 6; repeat * around49
48k2tog, k 5; repeat * around42
49k2tog, k 4; repeat * around35
50k2tog, k 3; repeat * around28
51k2tog, k 2; repeat * around21
52k2tog, k 1; repeat * around14
53k2tog around7
Fasten off, weave tail end through stitches left on needles. Weave in end.

Large Adult:

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1With Color A: Long Tail CO 100 k2, p2; repeat around100
2-4k2, p2; repeat around100
5-7With Color C: k2, p2; repeat around100
8-10With Color D: k2, p2; repeat around100
11-12With Color B: knit100
13k 20, complete row 1 of large chart section, knit to end100
14k to large chart section (if using intarsia purl to large chart section), complete large chart section, knit (purl for intarsia) to end100
15-35Repeat round 14 until large chart pattern is completed100
36-43knit around98
44k2tog, k 48; repeat * around98
45k2tog, k 11; repeat * around84
46k2tog, k 10; repeat * around77
47k2tog, k 9; repeat * around70
48k2tog, k 8; repeat * around63
49k2tog, k 7; repeat * around56
50k2tog, k 6; repeat * around49
51k2tog, k 5; repeat * around42
52k2tog, k 4; repeat * around35
53k2tog, k 3; repeat * around28
54k2tog, k 2; repeat * around21
55k2tog, k 1; repeat * around14
56k2tog around7
Fasten off, weave tail end through stitches left on needles. Weave in end.

 

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