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Party People! And Giveaway

Photo © Wooly Monmouth

It’s easy to love big projects that break down into simple, portable steps, just like Block Party. Make as many squares as you like to achieve your desired finished size. This excellent intro to intarsia features quick-knitting Spud & Chloë Outer in a funky palette completely suited to the mod, hip-to-be-off-center squares! Would you use four colors, as shown, or opt for using all the colors of Outer for a truly quilterly feel?

Dori, designer and owner of Wooly Monmouth, has three copies of this new pattern to give away! Just leave a comment (one per person please) sharing your weekend knitting or crocheting plans. We’ll be back with a winner shortly.

The Details

Pattern: Block Party
Designer: Dori Kershner
Size: Baby (Throw, Afghan)
Needles: Size 15 (10mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer, shown in Soapstone #7200, Cedar #7209, Flannel #7201, Sequoia #7205
This pattern can be found at Wooly Monmouth or on Ravelry

91 Responses to “Party People! And Giveaway”

  1. March 1, 2013 at 11:54 pm Cathy says:

    Actually, off to the yarn store for yarn for a poncho pattern!

    • March 2, 2013 at 2:44 am Gayle Schultz says:

      Such an impact, to showcase the colors as well as textures! And portable to boot. The perfect project for now!

  2. March 2, 2013 at 12:00 am rosewood11 says:

    I am working on my first lace-weight “shawl” in bare, undyed merino. I’m working from a pattern that was in Knitter’s magazine years ago. It’s in a pattern Barbara G. Walker called “Ostrich Plumes,” but I’ve decided to take the original knitted edge off of the starting edge, and knit a “Bell Ruffle” all the way around. I’m working on that, and about to start a doggie sweater. Lots to do.

  3. March 2, 2013 at 12:19 am Sonja Sokol says:

    I am working on sleeves for a sweater and a shawl. I usually have one “mindless” project going along with a more complicated one. I like the pattern you have in your blog. I would make it with more color to look more like a quilt. It would be a fun intarsia project!

  4. March 2, 2013 at 12:24 am Diane Scott says:

    Trying a new pattern knitting mitred squares!

  5. March 2, 2013 at 12:46 am Megan C says:

    I knit in the dark while my toddlers fall asleep so I need easy projects! ;-) This weekend I’m working on a simple raglan for me, Roaring Meg for younger daughter and some yummy Spud & Chloe squares as homework for my first ever knitter’s weekend next wkd! (Knit U by Knit Social :-) . Fun!

  6. March 2, 2013 at 12:51 am Ana says:

    I love those off-center squares! Would love to win a pattern….this weekend I’ll be knitting Cirilia Rose’s Tayberry Hat as we Floridians experience our last (maybe) cold snap.

  7. March 2, 2013 at 12:54 am Juli says:

    I am working on the last half of the border for the Crown Prince lace shawl! The rest is looking pretty stellar. :0D

  8. March 2, 2013 at 1:41 am OHSue says:

    I have just learned double knitting, so I plan on working on some small learningp projects, and maybe a few rows on my socks.

  9. March 2, 2013 at 8:21 am Genevieve says:

    I am loving this one, always for a colorful throw, to be honest, I am working on a lace shawl, but also a homespun yarn project (metalouse by Stephen West, and some to be felted slippers, and a couple of other items ( alittle pouch to be felted as well)

  10. March 2, 2013 at 8:28 am Pauline says:

    I am knitting the Lacy Ribbon scarf in Super Platinum for spring. Great pattern Dori.

  11. March 2, 2013 at 8:56 am Marcy says:

    I am stuck in bed post surgery. Thank goodness I have knitting!!! Working on the Beekeeper’s Quilt and a scarf.

  12. March 2, 2013 at 9:27 am Jan Mueller says:

    I am working on socks right now. My husband just had emergency surgery and socks were the easiest thing for me to work on in the hospital! Oh, and I LOVE Spud and Chloe Yarn!!!!

  13. March 2, 2013 at 9:29 am Suzanne L says:

    I am working on the Owlie sleep sack for my niece and another flower headband for babies big sister. Have a yarn filled weekend!

  14. March 2, 2013 at 9:34 am Lucy says:

    I love this throw. I’m making a throw with Outer this weekend in a double seed stitch pattern.

  15. March 2, 2013 at 10:08 am Carmen says:

    Not sure I’ll get much knitting done this weekend – have to do some traveling for a birthday party. But I might be able to sneak some in today if my toddler doesn’t demand my attention all the time :)

  16. March 2, 2013 at 11:18 am Jill says:

    Whipping up a stash of quick knit dishcloths to build up my last minute gift supply! A small project is always satisfying after finishing up a baby blankie!

  17. March 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm Jessica says:

    I’m stash busting this weekend! Working on a cute hat with Blue Sky Alpaca Brushed Suri…and maybe a knit rose to put on my finished hat. I’m making room for more yarn and new projects! Have a great weekend everyone!

  18. March 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm Nancy in Oklahoma says:

    I just began knitting fingerless mittens. I have three sets to do. I doubt I will finish them but, if I do, I will be knitting on the first of 14 afghans I have to do this year. (The fingerless mittens are not for me ………… so maybe I should say four sets.) Busy needles here this week-end!

  19. March 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm Lisa says:

    I am new to intarsia, and this looks like the perfect way to learn. I’ve also wanted to do a blanket but the sheer size freaked me out, so pieces is a great way to get my feet wet! Thanks!

  20. March 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm Mary Sadey says:

    I am making shamrtock dishcloths. I have brochitis and want something simple to do.

  21. March 2, 2013 at 3:08 pm Christine Usher says:

    Knitting a sweater for my son, on the ferry to Seattle. :)

  22. March 2, 2013 at 3:17 pm Linda Ball says:

    Crocheting oddballs of acrylic yarn from afghan projects into a a granny afghan. Working on a knitted slip stitch cardi.

  23. March 2, 2013 at 4:01 pm Tammy says:

    I love using the Spud and Chloe outer. Just finished a few knitted pillow with the outer. This weekend I am working on making a cowl for a B-day present for my sister. (Hope she’s not reading!). I am making it with the sport weigh baby alpaca from Blue Sky.


  24. March 2, 2013 at 5:59 pm Kellie says:

    I’m working on a pair of socks but if I win this, I will be casting on a blanket. ;)

  25. March 2, 2013 at 10:29 pm Jeannie D says:

    Baby sweaters! Lots of new babies in my world…Love the blanket pattern, so fresh and modern!

  26. March 2, 2013 at 11:42 pm Kim says:

    This blanket is simply gorgeous! Is a beautiful calming colour selection :) I’m (still) working on an blanket for my daughter. I just have odds & ends to work through & then the border. Yay!

    I also plan to crochet the Princess Cup Cozy that you recently featured, except that I’ll be making a “Prince” cozy for my grandson.

  27. March 3, 2013 at 1:13 am Naomi says:

    After chasing the kids around for sport and parties I am hoping to get some time to finish a jumper JUST FOR ME :)

  28. March 3, 2013 at 1:32 am cynthia says:

    Working on a hoodie for my daughter and a new bag to soon felt…wahoo!!

  29. March 3, 2013 at 9:26 am chris says:

    I love the quilt look. I’m currently on a mission this year to reduce my leftover stash and have made 20 hats so far. This pattern would be perfect for leftover yarn too.

  30. March 3, 2013 at 10:55 am AmyS says:

    I have been working on a birthday present for my eldest daughter. She is transferring to a university back home in Florida after being away at South Dakota for the past two years so as a way for her to remember her first two years of college, I’ve been working on a temperature wrap for her. It starts with the warm colors from home at her high school graduation and then goes much to much cooler tones – each month is represented in a four row repeat for the average temperature – and will come back to the warmer colors for her return home. The awesome part is that the ends will be the same because of how the temperatures worked out. I am really loving it and I hope she does too… we’ll see on the 24th of this month!

  31. March 3, 2013 at 11:27 am shelley says:

    Ahhhh, i am knitting clothes for Gnomes, all wool, of course…
    :o )
    shelley, smharris@charter.net

  32. March 3, 2013 at 11:54 am Emily says:

    I’ll be spending six hours in the car with co-workers on the way to a conference. Fortunately, I’m not driving, so I can sit in the back seat and begin working on the felted yoga mat bag I’ve had my eye on for months!

  33. March 4, 2013 at 9:41 am Casey N. says:

    Spent all weekend at a knitting retreat for Hillcreek Yarn Shop in Columbia, MO. We had an absolutely wonderful time!

  34. March 4, 2013 at 11:16 am Molly says:

    I spent the weekend swatching for two different projects; a baby cardigan and a pair of socks.

  35. March 4, 2013 at 2:04 pm Renee Thielman says:

    I spent the weekend making my 7 month old a brown sweater. I’m just adding the hood now, and will be putting little brown teddy bear ears on it soon! I’m super excited that I’m almost done! And my husband told me yesterday that he wants me to knit him a beanie that looks like a brain. 10 years and he’s never asked me to knit him something and now he wants a brain.

  36. March 4, 2013 at 3:36 pm elsiroomom says:

    Hoping to finish the baby kimono from Mason Dixon and start on a hedgehog!!

  37. March 5, 2013 at 9:57 am Katy says:

    I spent the weekend knitting a baby blanket for a friends new baby :)

  38. March 5, 2013 at 11:37 am Jody says:

    I love your blanket, the colours just go so well.
    I’m knitting a baby sweater for a friend and then I will start a big crochet blanket for my daughter to take to University for when she needs a hug!

  39. March 5, 2013 at 11:52 am Greg says:

    I spent my weekend working on the Ribbit toy frog. I’ve got the body and 3 legs so far. Hope to finish him by the end of the week. I just know my daughter’s going to love him.

    This toy is my first experience with Spud and Chloe yarn (I only learned how to knit last June), and I *LOVE* it. So glad I heard about the yarn and the pattern while catching up on old episodes of the Never Not Knitting podcast.

  40. March 5, 2013 at 6:49 pm Joan says:

    I love it!
    Thanks for the giveaway!