Knitwear designs that feature gradient color schemes are all the rage, and it’s no wonder. You will be mesmerized by how the yarn does so much working gradually changing shades within a project. Gradient Style presents everything you need to know to get started with gradient knitting techniques.
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About Gradient Style:
When you pick up a copy of Gradient Style from Interweave you will find 19 beautiful projects showcasing coordinated mini skeins or gradient-dyed yarns. Gradient yarns change colors automatically while a mini skein set you can do more playing around with the color placement.
To get your own gradient look you can combine a few colors that are next to each other on the color wheel and make a gradient pattern of your own. Not only are you getting patterns that will show you beautiful color changes but you will also learn a host of other knitting techniques.
With projects that range from sweaters and wraps to quick-knit accessories, you’ll see why this is one trend that will not fade anytime soon!
Picking Your Colors:
Selecting your gradient pattern can be a challenge for some. It may be easier to head to a dyer who has already done the work for you. If you want to pick out your own colors Gradient Style has a section just for you. Inside this comprehensive guide to putting gradients yarns to work.
No only do you get a collection of patterns but you will learn about selecting, combining and knitting colors to create a unique gradient effect.
There are also tips to help you avoid common color-shifting mistakes. Most of us love the look of color pooling when it comes to planned pooling but not when it isn’t planned to happen. Typically if you get pooling in your project that isn’t planned out you will just get patches on your fabric of the different colors.
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