Gradient Yarn: Mystic Cabin
I came across Anna Dalvi's patterns when she published Mystic Ocean in 2014. At the time, not many designers were using gradient yarn specifically, and I loved the open lace work of her Mystic Ocean shawl. I got in touch, we collaborated, and Anna released Mystic Cabin the following year as a mystery knit-along.
Mystic Cabin is perfect for either a Pebble Sock or Lilt Sock gradient. Ann's sample is shown here in a Scotch Pebble Sock gradient kit. What I love about this pattern is that it is knit in the log cabin style, where you knit along one direction in garter stitch, then pick up along the purl bumps of the garter ridges and knit off in another direction. As you can see in the picture, it allows for more varied use of the gradient yarn shades.
I'd highly recommend either of the Mystic patterns to go with our yarns, especially if you're a lace or shawl knitter. Anna's patterns are nice and clear, with both charted and written instructions. Many of her other designs would also be easily converted to use gradient yarns, if you're so inclined.
Thanks for reading another quick installment in our Monday Gradient Yarn idea series! Have a great week!