FADIENT destash wrap by Xandy Peters

FADIENT destash wrap

June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in moss stitch
7.0 mm
1600 - 3500 yards (1463 - 3200 m)
Size varies with yarn usage
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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 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.

My wrap is knit from 5 random skeins picked up at 5 different yarn shops while road tripping to teach knitting. My goal was to find my favorite skein in each shop and later commemorate my first trip to the Midwest with a giant project, but I didn’t want to worry about how they’d look together. Yes, there were many doubters. Some tried to sway me towards a color family, but I wasn’t interested in playing it safe. I wanted the souvenir of my travels to be as adventurous as the trip itself.

In the end, I love how it turned out, fading from the palest blue with yellow speckles into an olive, lavender, and brown variegated skein. The middle color is a saturated deep blue and green space dyed skein which tied nicely into a deep purple with magenta, teal, and orange speckles. The final color is a sort of orange sherbert alpaca yarn with splashes of pink and a few flecks of darker orange.

So really, if all these oddball colors can blend into one long fadient, what wouldn’t work? It is the ultimate stash buster because you really can throw anything together and it works, just find any colors you like - speckled, variegated, solid, anything - I promise they’ll blend smoothly together as you knit.

Yarn: 4-9 skeins Standard Fingering Weight yarn, 400-440 yards (366-400m) per 100g skein; fiber content varies.

Shown in Mrs. Crosby Train Case - Knit 1 Lincoln, Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstopper - Metamorphosis, Hedgehog Fibres Sock - Medusa, Spotted Dog Merino - Leah, and Faeriegirl Yarns Alpaca - OOAK color.

Final Size varies, see the forum post for more info.

Needles: #10.75 (7mm) needles

Gauge: 13 sts x 20 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in moss stitch.

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