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end of summer
August 18 2019
August 22 2019
Project info
end of summer
Flax Light by tincanknits
2-4 modified
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette using larger needles
madelinetosh Unicorn Tails

Flax is such a perfect pattern to fade.

My little Flax Light started out with a gray and pink color scheme, but as the project grew it became apparent that the paler pinks in my selection didn’t have a place with the brighter shades. I had to abandon about half of my colors as many of them were too pale. When I ran out of my reds, bright pinks, and purples I added a rich, rusty gold. Here’s how I did the fade: Gather colors and place them in an order that is pleasing, allowing that you may have to abandon and/or add colors as the knitting progresses. Knit until you are approximately two-thirds through the first color. Then at the BOR, add color #2 alternating every other row until color #1 is done. Knit with color #2 until it is two-thirds finished and then introduce color #3. Continue as before. I did the sleeves last: take the remaining yarns and weigh each and divide them in half. In this way you’ll be able to have matching sleeves. Fades and stripes are a good way to use up wee bits of sock yarn too and combined with the Flax pattern, let your imagination will soar and you’ll end up with a free sweater! I’ll get some modeled pictures soon.

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About this yarn
by madelinetosh
100% Merino
52 yards

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  1. Great colors
  2. Soft
  3. Pill resistant
  • Project created: August 19, 2019
  • Updated: August 23, 2019
  • Progress updates: 2 updates