Pride’s season of summer parades is nearly over, but you can show your support all year round by making your next project rainbow themed! Don’t be afraid of colour; vibrant shades will add an extra layer of pizzazz to any home or jazz up any outfit – so think less Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and more rich, prismatic statement pieces.
An essential to bring to every Pride parade; a large, colourwork throw with appliqued hearts in kaleidoscopic colours. Create the overlapping glitchy stripe effect by knitting large chunks in one colour, then sporadically interjecting thin stripes of that first colour into the next colour. The hearts can be placed randomly to add to the psychedelic effect.
Big chain necklace
Another one for the parade or to be worn at a festival; knit i-cords and sew them into chain necklaces – the chunkier, the better! Mix it up by making a necklace from an assortment of different coloured chains and don’t forget to wear them stacked.
Knit a delicate lace wrap that can be worn as a shawl around your shoulders or as a scarf around your neck. If you’re skilled enough and want to impress, try this wavy colourwork striped pattern, but if you’re still learning, stick to a straight line and focus on accentuating the lace detail.
If you’ve already made a throw, challenge your patience by making a quilt with textured patch-by-patch detail in vivid chromatic hues. You can drape it over a sofa, tuck it into your bedding, or even use it as a picnic blanket for a sunny pre-Pride picnic.
If you’re feeling inspired by our kaleidoscopic ideas, be sure to check out Cast On’s Poppy Scarf Kit so you can have a go at knitting your own eye-catching rainbow scarf with giant pom poms. Just in time to keep you warm this autumn!