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16 Nov '15

Gradient Yarn: Algiers

Algiers is a gorgeous lace shawl that was originally released in clues as a mystery KAL in June 2014 by Kirsten Kapur of Through The Loops.  Just between you and me, I woke up to 10x the orders I was accustomed to at the time and I had no clue where the insane jump in traffic was coming from.  I quickly figured it out.

The pattern calls for 1 Pebble Sock Gradient (165g sized kit) but could easily use a Lilt Sock Gradient instead.  I joined in the KAL, and chose Kir for mine.

Algiers in Kir

One of the things I love about this pattern is that the lace pattern changes make total sense, and you change colors at the same time that you change charts.  The pattern calls for alternating shades to ease transitions, and while I think this is an excellent blending strategy for some of the lighter gradients like Flutter, Vapor, Smoke & Fern, when you are using a gradient with lots of color concentration like Indigo, Tidewater, Rose, Terra Cotta, etc, it will be more of an obvious striping and rather less of a blending.  This is one of those "the more you know" things about our gradients that I try and tell people at shows and presentations.

There are way too many gorgeous finished shawls to feature them all, but I have to share a few of my favorites.  If you want to see them in Ravelry, just click on the picture:

Thanks for reading the second in our Monday Gradient Yarn Ideas series.  We've hope you've enjoyed it thus far.  Please feel free to leave us a comment below and tell us what you'd like to see highlighted in the future.  You can click back to our post about Fiar to read our very first post in this series.

You can also check out how we make our gradients in this post.

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