Greetings, friends! This week, after many tantalizing months of watching the projects for Field Guide No. 19 come together, we are thrilled to celebrate each of the projects Cecelia Campochiaro has created for knitters. Today: the aptly named Color Explosion Throw.
We don’t know if any project has ever combined so many of our favorite things— so many great tastes that taste great together. The Color Explosion Throw (Ravelry link) is the hot fudge sundae with wet walnuts of knitting projects.
What are the wet walnuts and whipped cream of this project?
A dead-easy knit/purl texture of boxes within boxes.
Two strands of one of our all-time favorite yarns, Rowan Felted Tweed, which knit up quickly into an Aran weight. Use 11 colors, which let you marl away with no repeats, or any number of colors you like.
If you go with the colors Cecelia Campochiaro chose for the photography sample, your throw will be a rich and rosy wash of warm color. But this pattern is also a foolproof recipe for mixing colors from your own collection of Felted Tweed (or another favorite yarn).
It’s a blanket—and nobody loves a handknit blanket more than we do. We firmly believe that a handknit blanket is a form of immortality—a joy forever.
The Color Explosion Throw bundle lets you recreate the sample, in all its warmth and vibrancy, at a delightful 10 percent discount off the single-ball price of Felted Tweed.
If you’re looking for a quick start on an alternative colorway, with a built-in bundle discount, check out our other Felted Tweed bundles in the related content links below. You’ll need to tinker with the yarn quantities and/or size of your blanket, but the ultra-simple construction of the Color Explosion Throw makes that easy.
We almost forgot the last wet walnut—the strips are joined with a three-needle bind-off, which everyone knows is the most delicious bind-off.
We can’t wait to dig in.