Coastal Gradient by Elizabeth Smith

Coastal Gradient

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Pattern Information:

Coastal Gradient is the fingering-weight version of my worsted-weight Gradient Wrap Cowl and perfect for mini-skein sets such as Knitted Wit’s Gumballs or Dirty Water Dyework’s Lillian Gradient Pack. It is knit lengthwise (working back and forth on a circular needle), and features 6 different sections of stripes using 6 gradient colors (although less colors can be used too). Once complete, stitches are picked up on either end to create button bands.

The finished piece looks like a scarf (and can be worn that way too if you prefer), but you can also wrap it around your neck and then button to secure in place to wear as a cowl.

Gauge: approx. 5.5 sts = 1” in St st (although it’s fingering-weight yarn, it is knit on a US 5 for a looser gauge)

Fingering-weight yarn, broken out as follows:

Main Color (MC): Approx 360 yds, shown in
Victory Fingering by Knitted Wit (100% Superwash
Merino; 113g = 380 yds), 1 skein, Naked).

Contrasting Colors (CC): Approx 30 yds for each
of 6 contrasting colors, shown in Gumballs Fingering
by Knitted Wit (100% Superwash Merino; 45
yds per skein), shown in colors:
• Prussian Blue CC1
• Blue CC2
• Royal Blue CC3
• Birdie Blue CC4
• Glacial Pace CC5
• Icebreak CC6

Needles and other supplies:
• US 5/3.75 mm 32” circular needle in size or size needed to obtain gauge
• US 4/3.5 mm 24” circular needle, or 1 needle size smaller than that used to obtain gauge.
• 6 removable stitch markers (for buttonhole placement)
• 6 buttons, 5/8” in size
• Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends