August 8, 2013
I've had an idea for a while to knit a circular shawl out of a somewhat accidental gradient set I realized I had out of Wollmeise Pure. I happened to put side by side all three different intensities of Magnolie and the two darkest intensities of Petit Poison Nr. 5 and noticed that they looked like a gradient someone might have designed. I decided they needed to be made into a circular shawl, starting with Magnolie light in the middle, Petit Poison Nr. 5 dark on the edge, and the remaining three in between. Then someone suggested the Secret Garden pattern, which was originally written for a similar purpose, and I decided to give it a try. The shawl turned out a bit smaller than I expected, and at a closer look the color changes are kind of abrupt, but I think it'll do for my first gradient project. I did replace the crocheted edging in the pattern with an improvised knitted one, because the only time a crochet hook gets anywhere near my projects is when I need to pick up some dropped stitches.
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