Gradient blues shawl

gradient shawl 1

I found this pattern to use with my one skein of custom-dyed yarn, Creature Comforts Craftworks “Miranda” (460 yds in 75% merino/25% nylon).  It’s gradient dyed – I’ve been wanting to do a project with gradient yarn for a long time, it’s just so cool to see the colors gradually change as you knit along.

gradient shawl 2

I used US 8s and, because I wanted to use up all the yarn (and therefore, get to see all of the colors), I included the “My Version” modifications (which added two more sections to the shawlette).  I think maybe now it’s officially big enough to be called a shawl?

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As a result, I had to use white yarn from my stash to finish off the last couple of rows – which just about drove me crazy, over 400 stitches in each row! – but I got a good color and gauge match, and I don’t think you can tell at all.

gradient shawl 3

I stopped at row 10 of the last section (instead of completing it to row 15) because I didn’t want the white section to be any wider.

gradient shawl 4

It looked a lot better after blocking, that’s for sure!  It really opened up the lace, and helped the edges lie flat, as well.  I think it would be beautiful with a white summer dress or sleeveless top.  Guess I’ll have to wait a while to wear it with something like that!

 gradient shawl 5

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2 comments on “Gradient blues shawl

  1. What a beautiful shawl, and a great way to use up leftover yarn!!

  2. Wow, so pretty!

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