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 the 9th installment of the Chroma Collection 2016, a shawl collection designed around gradient yarns.
THE CHROMA COLLECTION 2016 A 9 pattern shawl collection released through 2016. Each Shawl Pattern in the Collection is designed to accommodate your personality, with options to work with gradient yarns and solid colours too. Patterns are available individually and as an eBook. Join the Chroma Collection 2016 KAL in Ambah’s Group here.
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