Can't Stop Won't Stop

Shanalines Designs

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Can't Stop Won't Stop by Shanalines Designs | I created this design in collaboration with Rachel from Six and Seven Fiber to showcase her entire 20-color tonal palette on mini skeins in her Soybean base, a 100% Non-Superwash DK merino. She asked me to work on a piece accessible to all levels of knitters, and I’m excited to have come up with this design that showcases a few of my favorite things: garter stitch, stripes, weighing yarn (yes, I really do enjoy this), and modular knitting. Each individual form is small and satisfying to complete, leading to a manageable project that seems to fly off your needles! Experimenting with the color layout allows each knitter to really create a personalized project. While the design uses 20 colors, it would also lend itself to just a few colors from the palette in full skeins, or also serve as a great way to use up other partial or mini skeins. The samples shown in these pages show 2-row stripes, but feel free to experiment with wider stripes or even solid colors, simply taking advantage of the variation that comes as a result of changing directions within the work.

Gauge: 16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Finished Measurements: Options are given to create 5 different sized pieces:

  • WRAP: 15.5” x 60” (39.4 cm x 152.4 cm) 340 G (833 yd / 762 m)
  • SCARF: 7.75” x 60” (19.7 cm x 152.4 cm) 180 G (441 yd / 403 m)
  • LONG COWL: 11.5” x 60” around (29.2 cm x 152.4 cm) 280 G (686 yd / 627 m)
  • MEDIUM COWL: 11.5” x 42” (29.2 cm x 106.7 cm) around 196 G (480 yd / 439 m)
  • SMALL COWL: 7.75” tall x 24” (19.7 cm x 61 cm) around 72 G (176 yd / 161 m)

Materials Used: Six and Seven Fiber Soybean DK, 100% Non-Superwash Merino, 245 yards / 224 meters per 100 g

Needle Size: US 9 (5.5 mm) min. length 24″ (60 cm) or size needed to get gauge

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions, Photo Tutorials, Schematic & Blank Coloring Page

Skill Level: Beginner

Other Details: Techniques - Join-as-you-go modular knitting, knit stitch, i-cord cast-on (scarf and wrap), provisional cast-on (cowls).