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.
The Ravelry project page
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I think it's beautiful work, and I don't find it abrupt.ReplyDelete
Heh heh, thank you! Although, in the photos the colors blend into each other a bit better than IRL.Delete
Wow, that is spectacular! the gradient works great with this design, and the colour really emphasizes the beauty of the design. Amazing job!ReplyDelete
Thank you! It was kind of exciting to knit in a gradient for the first time.Delete
Thank you :)Delete
I saw your shawl in Rav "12 shawls forever group" and it is really beautiful. Your gradient fits nicely to pattern, good work :)ReplyDelete
this is gorgeous, your beautiful knitting and the ombre effect. giggling about the crochet hook, yes.ReplyDelete
Heh heh, thank you :)Delete
woooow! That is gorgeous! i love the color!ReplyDelete
Thank you :)Delete
The colour changes are great: they come at just the right points. I guess you stopped knitting with one colour when you got to the end of a section?ReplyDelete
I find your edging very interesting. A round of of eyelets that's edged by purl borders! That's fab, thanks so much for writing this up on the Ravelry page, that would have been my question.
Next time I see graduated colours, I know what I'll be thinking of! Just gorgeous. You make the nicest things.
According to the pattern I did a 6-row section at each transition where I knit one row with the previous color and another with the new one (3 rows in both colors total). I tried to place these transitions at pointt in the pattern where a section of the pattern ends.Delete