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.
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 – in fact, I had quite a bit of the lightest color left over – and 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.
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.Pin It