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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It’s the best feeling.
You’ve received your yarn in the mail. Squishy, squishy mail. You pull it out of the package, admire it lovingly and, not long after, decide, you need to cast on. Here we go. You open up your hank and….are really are not sure what to do with it.
You can scour Google for help, but we’re hoping to make it easier for you—and anticipate any troubleshooting you may have to do! We’re setting you up for hank winding success now and in the future.
Intarsia (also sometimes called picture knitting) is a technique used in one of our newest patterns from the Impressionist Collection: the Faded Flare Wrap by Heidi Gustad. This technique allows you to create areas of colour in any shape in your knitting.
The Faded Flare Wrap uses vivid, contrasting colours, intarsia, and fading between colours to paint a vivid picture with yarn. If you’ve never knit intarsia before, now is the time to start! Today, we’ll share some of our favourite tutorials and tips to help you successfully master this technique.
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.