Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gradient Sparkle Shawl - knit in Kid Seta Noir

I enjoy playing with color. Double stranding a fine yarn and shifting 1 strand at a time is a fun (and easy) way to gradiate through colors. Top-down shawls are simple, yet provide a fabulous template to add some details.  In this case, I chose a yarn with a subtle sparkle, double stranded it, gradiated through the 2 colors and added a bottom ruffle.

 Materials:
- 1 skein each of 2 different colors of Kid Seta Noir (60% Super Kid Mohair - 22% Silk - 11% Nylon - 7% Metallic Yarn (Lurex) - 232 yds/25 g) - shown in A - 11(Platinum) & B - 20 (Cerise) 

- US 10 1/2 needles
- 4 stitch markers
- Yarn Needle
Abbreviations:

- K - Knit
- YO - Yarn Over
- pm - Place Marker
- sm - Slip Marker
- KFB - Knit into the front and back of a stitch

Gauge is unimportant for this project
I divided the balls of Kid Seta approximately in half.

With 2 strands A (2A)
CO 3

Set-Up:
1 - K1, YO, K1, YO, K1
2 - K
3 - K1, YO, K to last stitch, YO, K1
4 - K
5 - K1, YO, K1, YO, pm, K1, YO, K1, YO, pm, K1, YO, K1, YO, K1
6-8 - K

Main Pattern:
9 - K1, YO, *[K to marker, YO, sm,  K1, YO] repeat from * K to last st YO, K1
10 - 12 - K

Do Rows 9-12 9 times

Change 1 strand to B (AB)
Do Rows 9-12 6 times

Change other strand to B (2B)
Do 9-12 3 times

Ruffle:
K 1 row
Change to 1 A, 1 B (AB)
KFB - 1 Row
K 1 Row
Change to 2 strands of A
KFB - 1 Row
Bind off Loosely

Weave in Ends
Block

Finished Measurements after Blocking:
Approximately 45" across the top and 16" from the top edge to the ruffle




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