I got these two kits during Miss Babs trunk show at Fibre Space last Fall. Just because they looked so great together and I felt the need to explore more of the gradient accessories.
Denpa uses a very traditional old shale patterning, except with a bit of welts that helps to create more pronounced “wave” patterning. Both gradient waves are curving softly, but I chose to keep the right side with the cleaner look and the wrong side having all the stockinette and reverse stockinette transitional rows patterning. The shawl is reversible, however while you work on it you can see how each of the sides favors either of your palettes. Mine had more sage-y grey black on RS and more of the lavender pink purple hues on the WS. Once washed and blocked, that texture slightly relaxed, but it’s still very textural.
The shaping is achieved by evenly distributed progressive increasing of each motif’s width and while the color changes are fun, this shaping detail keeps you on your toes as you work up the shawl.
The wide version pictured is a true wrap style and can be easily scrunched or spread across the shoulders or on top of a coat.