Really, who doesn’t love a
good color gradient? In 2016 you can’t set foot in a yarn shop or fiber
festival without visually experiencing the full spectrum of ascending shades
and hues. Having a flair for the eccentric, I decided to create my own spin on
gradient yarns using Ashland Bay’s Multi Colored Merino line. A few years ago I
posted to our blog about plying 2
different multi-colored yarns together.
While I was spinning these yarns, I came up with the idea to create a color
palette that followed a gradient from one color to the next.
pairing every combination I could possibly think of, I decided that Amethyst
& Borealis was the winning combination that eventually will be knit into a
pair of fingerless gloves.
To create my gradient, I
spun 4 different skeins, each yarn being 3 plies.
- Skein 1: 3 plies of Amethyst
- Skein 2: 2 plies Amethyst
and 1 ply Borealis
- Skein 3: 1 ply Amethyst
and 2 plies Borealis
- Skein 4: 3 plies of Borealis
Above you can see my
gradient in action! Stay tuned for pictures of the knitting progress!
In just a few steps you can create your very own color gradient using Ashland Bay’s Multi Colored Merinos. Do you love spinning
and/or knitting with color gradients? What are your favorite colors to work