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10 Oct '16

Gradient Yarn: Twin Leaf Crescent

Back at the beginning of 2016, we were had the privilege of hosting a design by Portland-local Michele Lee Bernstein for our first exclusive KAL of the year.  Called Twin Leaf Crescent, this design is especially for our gradient yarn, using one Lilt Sock Gradient.  Shown above in Periwinkle, this botanical-themed crescent shaped shawl is a fun knit with several skill-building features.
This shawl casts on at the bottom edge with your darkest gradient yarn shade and moves right into the hearty part of the pattern.  The lace leaves are worked on both the right and wrong side of the piece, with the beads being added at the same time but only on the right side.  Michele recommends using a Bead Aid and 8/0 delica beads, and though the beading is technically optional I think the beads add a delicious weight and fantastic sparkle to the beautiful lace.

For this pattern, you will also need to be comfortable with short rows.  Once you've knit three repeats of the lace leaves, you use short row shaping to turn the shawl into a crescent shape.  The lightest color of the gradient yarn also gets one more lovely pair of leaves right at the end before you start a special accent pair of rows and then your bind off.

Our shop shawl was knit in a Pine Lilt Gradient and you can see several other examples over on Ravelry's project pages for this pattern.

Thanks for reading along on another Monday Gradient Yarn Ideas post! Feel free to comment below!  Have a great week.

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