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Gradient Play is a rectangular-shaped shawl with a simple lace pattern interspersed with garter stitch stripes; enter in the gorgeous gradients and the resulting shawl is an eye-catching mixture of “rippled” color progression.

Finished Measurements 
Approximately 20” in width by 82” in length

20 sts by 22 rows = 4” in Garter Lace Pattern after blocking on US 5 (3.75 mm) needle

Shawl is shown in one set each of Miss Babs Gradient in Yummy 2-Ply Toes in Andromeda (red) and Carina (gray).

The shawl is knit in Miss Babs Gradient in Yummy 2-ply Toes in colors Andromeda (red) and Carina (gray). Directions for substituting other yarns are included in the pattern. Pattern directions are both written and charted.

Here are a few suggested pairings for the Miss Babs Gradient in Yummy 2-Ply Toes:
Willow & Beachcomber
Amber & Beachcomber
Vineyard & Ivy
Summer Bouquet & Dunk
Sea Teal & Espresso
Willow & Old Gold
And plenty more beautiful sets can be found at Miss Babs Website.

One US 5 (3.75 mm) 32-inch circular needle

One stitch marker
One Tapestry Needle

Other suggested yarns/gradient sets you can use:
Miss Babs Caroline Gradient Set
Sun Valley Fibers MCN Gradient Set
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Wollmeisen Birdies
Black Trillium Fibre Studio Pebble Sock Gradient Set
Black Trillium Fibre Studio Lilt Sock Gradient Set
Marianated Yarns Six Pack Gradient Set

There are instructions within the pattern for substituting different yarns and how the substitutions fit into the pattern repeats (i.e….so you won’t have to play yarn chicken). There are also schematics for coloring in to help you decide your color progression and a separate file with a table you can populate after you’ve made your final color choices. This is a shawl that lends itself to creativity; yet, it is a very simple knit.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (1MB)
  • PDF (65KB)