FADIENT shawl by Xandy Peters


June 2017
Lace ?
14 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in moss stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1600 - 1750 yards (1463 - 1600 m)
72" (183 cm) wide and 18” (46 cm) deep.
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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 the smoothest gradient effect that you can create without actually dyeing yarn. 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.

This shawl is knit with lace weight yarn, something that I like to impulse buy, but never actually knit. With 4 strands held together, the skinny yarn knits up like a DK weight making the project a lot faster to finish. I loved having the freedom to mix and match the colors I like into a gradient instead of having to find one that’s already been put together. You don’t even need to think about picking the right colors, just find any two that you like I promise they’ll blend smoothly together as you knit.

Finished Size: 72” (183 cm) wide and 18” (46 cm) deep.

Yarn: Ball and Skein Ariane, 875 yards (800m) per 100g skein; 70% alpaca 20% silk 10% cashmere.
Shown in Silvery Moon and Candy Hearts.

Needles: #8 (4.5mm) needles

Gauge: 14 sts x 24 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in moss stitch.

Materials: Row counter, blocking mats, blocking wires, pins, and a scale accurate to the gram.