Shifting between shades by using stripes, short-rows, shaping, and a fun texture stitch, The Shade Shift shawl is the perfect thing to play around with those amazing indie dyed yarns and all those gorgeous hues and colors on all those lush bases!
Grab your Fab Five and throw some shades on your needles with the Shade Shift Shawl!
Size: 108 in / 275 cm along the top edge, from tip to tip X 24 in / 60 cm along the center point – at the widest part of the shawl.
Size may vary depending on individual knitter’s yarn choices, gauge, and blocking preferences.
Recommended yarn: Five colors of fingering weight yarn in semi-solid/tonal/solid/lightly variegated/speckled colors. Pick colors that flow into each other and make a lovely color shift!
Sample used: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100 % Superwash wool; 420 yd/384 m) in the color “Void” (A); Madelinetosh Twist Light (75% Merino/ 25% Nylon; 420 yd/384 m) in the color “Cactus” (B); Nooch Fiber Central Park Fingering (100% Merino wool; 400 yd/366 m) in the color “Still Life With Pears and Apples” (C); Hedgehog Fibres Sock (90% Merino/10% Nylon; 437 yd/ 400 m) in the colors “Envy” (D) and “Mutant” (E)
Yardage: Color A: 190 yd / 175 m; Color B: 210 yd / 192 m; Color C: 240 yd / 220 m; Color D: 260 yd / 240 m; Color E: 385 yd / 350 m
Needles: One set of US size 5 /3.75 mm 32 in / 80 cm circular needles
Gauge: 6 sts to the inch in garter stitch. Gauge is not crucial to the project.
Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors.
So now it’s time to pick those amazing shades and get knitting!
How should you pick your FAB FIVE?
Start with a dark color. Then find the next shade up until you reach your light color! Think: Dark- Med. Dark – Medium – Med. Light – Light. But don’t think that’s the only shade shift you can do!
You could also do three colors with a transition color between each! So Navy into Turquoise into Green would be amazing or something like that! You want your colors to blend as much as they can OR not!
Make it more stripey! Either way, just make sure you have some sort of progression from dark to light!
It’s where all the fun gets to happen! Just remember your values and think dark to light!
MANY thanks to the FAB testers for this shawl! Thank you Liam, Ellen, Jennifer, Teresa, Stephen, Drew, Amy, Suzy, and Jen! Love and lots of yarny squishes to you all!!!