07 Nov '16
Gradient Yarn: Cannon Beach
Posted by Melanie Dilworth in Black Trillium, gradient yarn, gradient yarns, Monday Gradient Yarn Ideas
all Cannon Beach photos courtesy Irish Girlie Knits
This week's gradient yarn idea comes to you via Carrie of Irish Girlie Knits. Her Cannon Beach cowl pattern was originally published for Sock Summit, and this year she knit it up in a fingering weight - our Pebble Sock Gradient Yarn in Ice - to show off how versatile the pattern can be. Aside from the very obvious fact that we love this gradient idea because Carrie is positively the sweetest individual ever, we're also excited about sharing another pattern by the originator of Fiar. Seeing knitters make gradient versions of Fiar helped pave a clear path to how to use our Gradient Yarn, and without that we wouldn't have had the motivation to produce so many gradient colors and keep them available year-round.
This infinity cowl is knit in the round with a feather and fan motif bordered by a purl round, so the piece has some great texture as well as a little bit of lace. Pattern instructions are both charted and written, if you have a particular preference. With two sizes for the fingering weight version, you could probably have enough yarn left after knitting the smaller size from one of our 165 Gradient Yarn kits to make a second matching accessory.
Between our Dutchess County post and this one, you're getting a pretty good eyeful of our Ice Gradient Yarn color. As a blue-green aficionado, I love it and I love dyeing those sorts of colors. As we build a portfolio of gradient yarn samples, I hope we get to fill out the color spectrum of our posts a bit more.
That wraps up another post for our Monday Gradient Yarn Ideas series. We hope you have a great week!