Gradient Yarn: Abingdon
Abingdon Lace Edging, shown in darkest shades of Amethyst & Quartz Gradients
We're back again this Monday with another gradient yarn idea! We'd like to take a look at a Kirsten Kapur pattern that we converted to use two gradient yarns together, so grab a cup of tea and join us for another fun knitting concept.
This week's pattern, Abingdon, is a design that, although it calls for DK weight yarn, was something the designer says she originally conceptualized using a continuous skein gradient. I've knit Abingdon twice, once in our Sublime DK to get a feel for how the pattern works and a second time using Pebble Sock Gradients in Quartz & Amethyst. Here are some notes on what I did differently than the pattern calls for:
- The project was knit on size 4 needles. If you choose to knit with one or two Lilt Sock Gradients, I'd even go down to a US 3 circular needle.
- I began with the lightest shade in each gradient, alternating 1 garter ridge of each color, until the individual shades were nearly used up.
- I knit the main body of the shawl in the first four shades of each gradient.
- I gave the lace section of the shawl two repeats per gradient color, and only did 1 garter ridge each shade in between.
If you'd like to read my original Abingdon with Gradients post you can get a feel for how long it took me and how large it turned out.
We're glad you've read along with us on another Monday Gradient Yarn Ideas post. Have a great week!