Pink sunset shawlette

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The Kuni Shawl by This.Bird.Knits is the perfect pattern for mini-skeins of gradient colors – I used Julie Asselin’s Leizu Fingering gradient set (5 skeins, totaling 525 yds) in colorway Vendanges, knit on US 7s.

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My original idea was to change colors for each segment (the shawl alternates between garter stitch and lace stitch segments) and I was able to do that for the first section Рin fact, I had quite a bit of the lightest color left over Рand just made it through the second segment with the next skein.  However, by the third segment, I ran out of yarn with three rows to go, and eight rows to go in the fourth segment.  After that, I just need the segment pattern until I ran out of the color, and then moved onto the next segment with the next color, regardless of where I was in the pattern.

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As a result, the finished shawl is more of a shawlette, but once I blocked it and the lace opened up, it’s a perfect sit-on-your-shoulders size, and it shows off the color gradient beautifully.

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