Persian Dreams Worsted by Jenise Hope

Persian Dreams Worsted

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September 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 5.5 rows = 1 inch
in stranded colorwork, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
6160 yards (5633 m)
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This is for you - all you who loved Persian Dreams, but didn’t have time to knit it in fingering.
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In some of the photos, Worsted is shown beside the original Persian Dreams so you can compare. Worsted is the whiter one :)

Believe it or not, this is not a difficult project for experts only. Persian Dreams is made up of a set of individually worked hexagons, each in the round from the middle out. The hardest part is starting the hexagon with a seamless circular cast on. The colorwork is always right-side-out, so much easier to follow the pattern than when working back and forth. Each hexagon is small and easy to carry around. Once you have some (or all, it is up to you) hexagons complete, you can begin grafting them together, or use whatever seam you prefer. More than one person has learned how to do stranded colorwork making the original Persian Dreams in fingering weight yarn. This one is a lot faster and easier to see whats going on.

Persian Dreams began with the idea of doing a massive, epic, colorwork blanket. Rather than doing long rows and being constrained to colors in stripes, I decided to (actually woke up one morning with the idea in my head, and shortly thereafter, decided it was a good one) do the colorwork in hexagons. Easy to make, and distributes the colors beautifully.

If you want your Persian Dreams Worsted to look more like the original, only use the first 6 hexagon patterns and rearrange them to match the photos. I added 2 new hexagon designs, and rearranged the hexagons somewhat.

Don’t fancy white and bright? For color scheme inspiration, have a look at the Persian Dreams projects. From the dark and mysterious colorways to the soft tonal ones, there is something for everyone, and every house. Flipping through them, I want to make a second, and third, and fourth blanket, just to play with different colors.

Hate weaving in ends? Try a two-color blanket, or use self-striping yarn.

Total yardage is the amount of yarn if you add up all the balls. Please note that with so many colors, you will end up with plenty of half balls leftover. If desired, you can start out by buying one each of all the colors (perhaps 2 or 3 whites), and then buy additional balls as you run out of colors. This will reduce the initial amount of yarn that you need to purchase at once and allow you to avoid leftover whole balls.

If you have this pattern on Ravelry, and you prefer to use written instructions rather than charts, please look for the PDF here that has the written out versions of the charts!

Row 11 of the second chart is missing a M1A.
Row 10 of the sixth chart: the second to last square should be yellow.

If you bought the pattern elsewhere and still want the written instructions, please let me know and I can get it to you!