Susan recently said that I had finished three projects in one day. It’s true. But one was very small (I’ll share it another time), and the other is my own Pueblo Scarf. You’ve seen it as I was working on it, and you’ve seen Susan’s. So I won’t bore you with mine. At least not right now. Instead, I’ll share a quick and easy project that I love so much I’m sure I’ll make again (in different colors).
It’s a free pattern from Shibui Knits using their lovely Silk Cloud yarn, a beautiful lace weight of 60% mohair and 40% silk (330 yards in each 25 gram skein). It comes in absolutely luscious colors. Luscious.
The pattern is Gradient, so named because you gradually shift colors. The color transition is achieved by knitting three strands together and replacing one strand at a time with a new color.
The colors I used were Nude, Watermelon, Raspberry, and Bordeaux.
I knit it in just a few days and I’ve already worn it a lot. The bright colors make me happy, and it’s perfect to throw on when it’s a little chilly or when someone’s air conditioning is colder than I’d like. I definitely plan to knit another one in more wintry or fall colors.
I made mine about 45 inches long. I used almost all of the Watermelon and Raspberry; those middle colors are used in more transitions. I had a fair amount of Nude and Bordeaux left over.
P.S. I wanted to add that Susan and I are keeping those who have just suffered such tremendous losses in Oklahoma in our thoughts. I was born in Oklahoma, which is where our mother was from. The scope of the damage there is hard to understand.