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04 Nov '14

Gularis, and other New Patterns

Posted by Melanie Dilworth in gradient yarns, knitting

A whole spate of new gradient patterns have come out in recent weeks.  Here's our quick round-up, with yarn suggestions:

Gularis by Lynn di Cristina - thank you for use of your photo.

This soft and lacey cowl requires one Pebble Sock Gradient yarn kit.  The designer used Squash Blossom for her sample, and I've chosen to use a Lilt Gradient in Terra Cotta for mine.  The pattern has both written instructions and charts and both are very clear.  The lace patterns are easily remembered, making this a great piece to take along wherever you knit.  I'm certain I'll get a lot of wear out of mine this winter!

Precipice Shawl and Cowl by Marnie MacLean - thank you for use of your photos.

I'm seriously excited about this one, even though the designer didn't use Black Trillium Fibres' yarns.  Marnie is an excellent and local-to-me designer whose efforts I've admired for quite some time.  I'll be starting the shawl version of Precipice later on this fall, but the difficulty will be in choosing a color.

Yarn substitution for Precipice-

Cowl: one of either a Pebble or Lilt Gradient kit.

Shawl: two of either a Pebble or Lilt Gradient kit.

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If you're on Ravelry, you may have already taken notice of Joji Locatelli's new cardigan pattern, Fading Lines.  One of the pattern's test knitters used a Black Trillium Gradient Yarn for the yoke, as well as another yarn for the body of the sweater.  Given the number of requests for additional yardage of the darkest shade of our gradients that have come in over the years (yes, we've been dyeing these gradients for two years already), I think it is high time we figure out how to make them available in Pebble Sock.  Perfect for Fading Lines, don't you think?

One more pattern to show you, though this one isn't a gradient:

This sweet shawl is called Abingdon by Kirsten Kapur.  I knit the smaller size using one skein each of Black Trillium Fibres Sublime in Sprout and Yggdrasil.  Sublime has been a really good mover for my retailers, so I have yet to make some available via blacktrilliumfibres.com. That shouldn't hinder you from knitting Kirsten's awesome new pattern, though, so check with my retailers for their color choices. Or better yet, go down to a US 5 or 6 needle, knit the larger size, use a Gradient for the Main Color and a skein of Pebble Sock for the contrast color, and viola!

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