Six Shades of Gray by Mary Triplett

Six Shades of Gray

May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
840 - 850 yards (768 - 777 m)
62" x 17"
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The trend these days seems to be gradient colors. When I came across these six beautiful, gray colors from Marianated Yarns, I fell in love.

I knew I wanted all six colors, but wouldn’t need a whole skein of each color to complete my design. Marianated Yarns offered to sell me half skeins of each color.

Then all I needed was a pop-of-color and in came the pink. Because the grays make such a lovely backdrop, you can easily substitute and use your favorite color for your pop-of-color.

Marianated Yarns now offers half skeins of the grays as a kit for this design on her website. Marianated Yarns

The Yarn Colors I used:
Color 1: Morning Mist
Color 2: Drizzly Day
Color 3: Steady Rain
Color 4: Torrential Downpour
Color 5: Build an Ark
Color 6: Not Quite Black
Color 7: Molly

Sample made with Marianated Yarns, Scrumptious, Fingering Weight
Six shades of gray, 50 gram skeins, 215 yds per skein; with 1 skein of Scrumptious in Molly (pink), 435 yds, I only used 100 yds of the skein.

The shawl is worked from the bottom up and starts with a ribbed scalloped edge and ends with an eyelet edge. You can wear the shawl any way you want; but, the scalloped edge does make a nice collar.

The lace stitch is a simple but striking design and the color change keeps you excited about the project.

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