Gradient Flair by Gwen Bortner

Gradient Flair

Knitting
February 2017
yarn held together
Thread
+ Thread
+ Thread
= Lace ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch (with yarn held tripled)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2700 - 4800 yards (2469 - 4389 m)
Finished Waist Measurement: 22 (25, 29, 32, 36, 40, 43, 47)”
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Start with three colors of lace-weight yarn. Combine three strands in different color combinations. Knit short rows side to side. Put it all together and you have a magical gradient skirt transitioning in vertical stripes around the body, with a fun little flare at the hem line.

Choose three monochromatic colors or go wild. The choice is yours and the possibilities are limitless!

Finished Sizes
All sizes assume 6” distance between the natural waist and full hip. Waist and hip stated below assume 0” - 1” of ease. Length from waist is approximately 26”.
Finished Waist Measurement: 22 (25, 29, 32, 36, 40, 43, 47)”
Finished Hip Measurement: 31 (35, 38, 42, 46, 49, 53, 56)”

Yarn
Sample was made with three strands of Louet Cottolin held together in colors Green Apple (A), Turquoise (B), and Kobalt (C)
900 (1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600) yds -Lace weight in each A, B, and C

Needles
Size 4.0mm (US #6) interchangeable needle tips, plus 1 additional needle tip 1 size smaller.
Two 24” (60cm) or longer interchangeable cords
One 36” (90 cm) interchangeable cord
Three interchangeable end caps

Notions
1 Stitch Marker
23 (26, 30, 33, 37, 41, 44, 48)” of 1” Non-roll Elastic
2 Safety Pins
Needle and Thread

Gauge
20 sts and 40 rows = 10 cm (4”) in Garter Stitch with yarn held triple strand

Skills Required
• Familiarity with working in the round
• Provisional Cast-On
• Familiarity with working short rows
• 3-Needle Bind-off or Grafting (Kitchener Stitch)

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