Leave No Stroll Bright Behind


I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I love Stroll Brights. I think in the last office meeting here at Knit Picks I might have been referred to as “Our Lady of Stroll Brights”. I’ll take it! Now that my favorite yarn is back for as long as it lasts (and I know that won’t be long), I thought I might do a round-up of some great projects done in Stroll Brights. Perhaps you’ll find some neon inspiration, too.


I made my toddler a Stroll Brights hat in one day. I started it in the morning and by the end of her nap, my daughter Penny had a new hat that thrilled her (see above).The pattern is great, and though Penny has always had a pretty large head, I did make it a bit smaller than the smallest size (details can be found on my Ravelry page). I used Pucker and Pickle Juice for the scallops, with Stroll in Ash for the base. I added a pompom too, made from the green Clover pompom maker and all three colors combined. Unfortunately, the hat has been lost in what I call The Great Daycare Ether. I’m casting on for another one, soon. This time she wants purple, so I’ll be using Vibrant Violet, maybe with Razzleberry or Sour Apple scallops! With such amazing colors, I really can’t go wrong.


Stacey made some pretty amazing cowls with Stroll Brights + Big Cozy. Quick to knit and oh so warm, why not pick up a couple skeins of yarn and treat yourself to this knit, made with her free pattern. You won’t be able to take off your cowl this winter, I promise!


Remember Hannah’s Color Affection Shawl? So pretty, and such an amazing color pop, especially for those who live in neutrals.  The pattern gives you the chance to play with Stroll Brights and other colors, but why not combine a couple neons for a serious color shake-up!


Speaking of combining Stroll Brights , when this yarn came out I just grabbed a skein of each color and started playing. What resulted was this neon toddler vest using every color (plus black, of course). I’ve made a lot of baby colorwork vests before, so I just cast on a number of stitches I felt comfortable with for my daughter Penny’s size, and charted my own colorwork patterns as I went. It took me about six months and by the time I was done, Penny was almost too big for the vest. Nevermind! I have a baby daughter, too. In about six more months, I think Lulu will wear it well. Life is about second chances, right?

Of course, I have further plans for my future with Stroll Brights. I’m working on a blanket, and I’d love try a garment for myself. I’m stocking up on colors now that it’s back in stock for a short time. I just can’t get enough. I think it’s funny that for a sock yarn, no one in the office has yet to make Stroll Bright socks! Does neon inspire you? What are your favorite neon projects? “Our Lady of Stroll Brights” would certainly love to see :).

1 comment

  1. Mary Murray / November 29, 2014

    Yay! Neon colors! I would love to see some neons in worsted weight too. Have been searching far and wide for “safety green” yarn in worsted weight to make the stripes for hats for my son who’s a fireman and the guys in his house. Maybe even with reflective strands in it? Hint, hint. 😉 And can I just say, Wool of the Andes is my absolute favorite yarn. Besides lovely sweaters and accessories, it makes THE BEST warm, soft socks knit on a number 6. Both the worsted weight and bulky are magic to knit with and the colors are beautiful, and stay vibrant even after years of wearing. Thank you!