Xuan is a Vietnamese word meaning Spring, often used as a first name. Xuan is pronounced s oo uh n.
My original inspiration came from the yarn itself, when I placed the Chartreuse gradient and the Jelly pink together I became obsessed by the combination. The colours reminded me of the beautiful embroidery of the Hmong people and as I was headed to Vietnam on a holiday I decided to create a design that would be perfect to knit on my trip. Team a six colour gradient or solid colour with a contrast colour to create your Xuan Wrap - perfect for a bright colour combination or downplayed with tonal neutrals. The mosaic colourwork is simpler than it looks as only a single colour is worked per row, with slip stitches creating the pattern.
Xuan Wap is easily adjusted, to make the most of your gradient set or yardage.
Xuan is a part of the Chroma Collection; a series of nine shawl patterns, all featuring gradient yarns.
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Xuan is bias-knit to form a rhomboid shape.
Top bias edge: 65”/165cm
Width across centre: 15.7”/ 40cm
Measurements taken after blocking.
Fingering Weight / 4-ply
MC: 360yd/ 329m
CC: Either 768yd/ 703m or a 6 colour gradient set, each skein consisting of 150 yd/ 137m.
Sample knit with:
Seven Sisters Arts; Meridian,
(fingering weight, 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 900 yd/ 823 m per 180g) Chartruese tonal shift gradient set.
Hedgehog Fibers Sock Yarn, (fingering weight, 90% superwash merino, 10% nylon, 437 yd/ 400m per 100g) Jelly
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