Lots of knitters see gorgeous gradient knits, but it can be hard to figure out how to create that effect in your own knitting. Gradient knits are uniquely beautiful because of the yarn - when you have a set that is perfectly matched, you can knit with confidence knowing that it will turn out beautifully. Our gradient sets mostly come in skeins of 3 for a total of 600 yards.
If you love playing with colour, you should check out the gradients we have put together that are dyed on our Serenity Silk Single ply (75% superwash merino/15% cashmere/10% silk), which is heavenly. Each skein has approximately 215 yards:
Or if you are looking for a more subtle gradient effect, you might prefer colours on our Serenity 20 base (70% superwash merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon), with each skein having approximately 200 yards:
These are just a small sampling of our gradient sets, you can check them all out here. As for pattern suggestions, we've got you covered:
Far left: Party of Five Cowl. Top right: Seabrook. Bottom right: Fuss Free Festival Shawl. All those patterns are for sale by their designers, but if you are looking specifically for a free pattern The Arliquin Shawl would be perfect for for our 3-skein gradients sets:
If your crochet hook is itching for a bit of gradient action, this Ombre Crochet Shawl is the perfect solution, and uses our gradient trio:
We also have some special quartets we've put together, which total 800 yards:
Some pattern ideas for the quartets might be (pattern links below):
And for our 4-skein gradient sets, a great free option is the Tailwind Shawl:
What are you favourite gradients, and do you have a favourite pattern for gradients that we missed? Let us know!
If you want more, we have a whole Pinterest board full of great gradient pattern ideas! Check it out here.
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Does this sound familiar?
After spending hours scouring the internet or your local yarn store, you happen upon some hand dyed skeins that sparked some serious inner color cravings.
They made you so weak in the knees, you just couldn't help but make them yours.
You left, triumphant, and wound them with love….
...only to find that staring back up at you were varying levels of color and saturation in each skein.
There’s no such thing as wasted time, the wise ones say.
There is also nothing like being stuck in traffic, waiting to board a delayed flight, or being stuck on a train to make you wonder just how true that is.
A few of our recent patterns use brioche knitting techniques to create a lofty, reversible, ribbed fabric that's oh-so-squishy. Brioche may look complicated, but it's actually quite simple - all you have to do is slip stitches to create yarnovers in one row that are then knit together with stitches in the following rows.
Many patterns use two colours of yarn, which can be easier when you’re first starting out, but you can also knit 1-colour brioche as well.