Gradient Fade Cowl by Tina Tse

Gradient Fade Cowl

by Tina Tse
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September 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stitch as Cowl
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
590 - 595 yards (539 - 544 m)
One Size
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

Pay What You Choose: In order to make my designs more financially accessible but still valuing the work it takes to create these patterns, I am implementing a “Pay What You Choose” model. These prices indicate the fair amount that has been put into the designs and hopefully can become a sustainable way for me to keep creating hand knitting patterns.

Listed are the codes and the price you will be paying next to them:

No Code: $8.00

TTierA: $6.00

TTierB: $4.00

TTierC: $3.00

Colors blending in and out of each other creating new colors and possibilities, that’s what birthed the Gradient Fade Cowl. This cowl is meant for color exploration. Feel free to create different areas of color combos. Colors could be shades of one color, blending one contrast color to another, some short areas of one color and longer areas of another. The combinations are endless! The yarns picked for cowl pictured were chosen only for color purpose, not for the yarn. I made it work with the yardage amount that I had and you can do the same. I started with the Malabrigo “Worsted Merino” for Color A, then added 2nd Malabrigo “Worsted Merino” for Color B, then Color C and Color D are Malabrigo “Mecha” to follow. The thickness of the Malabrigo “Mecha” sections are slightly thicker to the “Worsted Merino” area. You can definitely mix it up however you prefer. You can use all Malabrigo “Worsted Merino” or all Malabrigo “Mecha” if you wanted. You can even use this pattern as a yarn stash buster for bits and bobs of yarns you already have. There are two sets of pattern instructions, one for the yarns I used exactly for cowl pictured. The second pattern instructions are for all even rows of the gradient transition. Feel free to use whichever instructions for your yarn selection. Enjoy making your very own Gradient Fade!


Yardage Total: 592 yds / 541 m
Color A:
Malabrigo Worsted Merino- “Paris Night” 190 yds/ 174 m
Color B:
Malabrigo Worsted Merino- “Indigo” 142 yds / 130 m
Color C:
Malabrigo Mecha- “London Sky” 130 yds / 118 m
Color D:
Malabrigo Mecha- “Polar Morn” 130 yds / 118 m
Or any worsted weight yarn to match gauge holding two strands while knitting

Note - Make sure to wind the yarns so that you can access both ends to hold together while knitting in some sections of the pattern.

NEEDLE: US 10.5 / 6.5 MM - 32” circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
NOTIONS: 1 stitch marker (if needed to keep track of each round), Gauge Ruler
GAUGE: 12 sts by 20 rows = 4 in/ 10 cm (measured in cowl stitch before blocking)

Approx. 14” wide by 18” long /
35.5 cm wide by 46 cm long