30 May '16
Gradient Yarn: Jessamine
all Jessamine photos courtesy Jen Lucas
This week's gradient yarn idea comes from designer Jen Lucas. In early 2015, she published Jessamine, a lovely lacy shawl that calls for a single Lilt Sock Gradient Yarn kit. Jen's original in knit in a Mint Lilt Gradient, and I have to mention that I love the way the different lace sections stack up across the different shades.
This design is part of an increasing number of patterns that were published as part of a collection of gradient ideas, with each pattern focusing on a different dyer's gradient. What I love about this trend is that you can see what a wide variety of gradient type yarns are available, and quite often each design is translatable (with some small alteration to the pattern). Jen's collection, Gradient: A Shawl Collection, has such a great array of shawl patterns that I could fill up several months knitting time working them up in our yarns. Another collection of this sort is The Chroma Collection by Ambah O'Brien, and I have it on good authority that Carol Feller has an assortment of her own coming out later this year.
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