FADIENT cowl by Xandy Peters


June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in moss stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
750 - 800 yards (686 - 732 m)
24" (61 cm) in circumference and 14" (36 cm) tall.
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What’s a FADIENT you ask? It’s like a fade and a gradient together, and it’s the best way to slowly blend from one yarn color into to another. The magic happens when you hold multiple strands together for a stunning, painterly effect. It is also a great way to stashbust and experiment with color. The only special tool you need is a scale accurate to the gram.

You don’t need to think about picking the right colors, just find any colors you like - speckled, variegated, solid, anything - I promise they’ll blend smoothly together as you knit this cowl. The proof is in the photos. I started with one aqua skein and one neon orange/pink skein - near opposites on the color wheel. Once knit, it’s almost impossible to tell where the yarns change, it looks like a seamless fade even with these extreme colors.

Finished Size: 24” (61 cm) in circumference and 14” (36 cm) tall.

Yarn: 2 contrasting skeins of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles, 400 yards (366m) per 100g skein; 100% merino.
Shown in one of a kind colors, Color A is blue, Color B is orange.

Needles: #10.5 (6.75 mm) circular needles with a 20” (50 mm) cord.

Gauge: 13 sts x 15 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in moss stitch.

Materials: Stitch marker, row counter, and a scale accurate to the gram.