If you are a knitter who has difficulty coordinating colors, you may be drawn to gradient hand-dyed yarn. Gradient yarns allow the color to flow seamlessly and perfectly coordinated through your knitted garment without having to weave in ends. Gradient yarn cakes are beautiful and magical and we love them.
Soft, squishy, colorful, and shaped like a cake- gradient yarn cakes are delightful. The shape of the yarn is what defines it and classifies it as a "cake." When yarn comes off the ball winder, it is shaped like a cylinder with a flat top and bottom. Yarn cakes are a joy to work with because the yarn pulls neatly from the center of the cake.
A gradient cake can be self-striping, ombre, speckled, or a number of other gorgeous hand-dying techniques designed to add color to your knitting.
Why do knitters opt for yarn cakes over balls, or hanks, or skeins? There are several great reasons.
If you are looking to knit with a few vividly hand-dyed gradient cakes, look no further. Check out the selection from Zen Yarn Garden. We also have kits with patterns that utilize our gradient yarns.