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June 8, 2017

From Sally — Copy Cat

Filed under: Updates — surly @ 8:58 am

Susan posted about a lovely gradient scarf she knit that shifts from yellow to gray:  her Reverse Psychology.  I thought the gradient kit I bought at the Sheep & Wool Festival would work well with that pattern and go with my Funky Grandpa.  In the Rainey Sister tradition, I shamelessly copied her and made my own.

The yarn I used is Fiber Optics Kashmir Paintbox gradient in the colorway Light Into Darkness.  Each gradient kit contains 15 mini-skeins of 30 yards each.  The color moves from bright yellow to black.

I wound the skeins into one, simply tying them together as  I went.










Then, as I knit the scarf, I spit spliced the skeins together.  It worked great.  At the very end, I needed a little bit more black to finish out the last section so I spliced in a bit of the black yarn from my Funky Grandpa.

And I do think it goes with my sweater!


  1. From Susan — I love it!!

    Comment by lv2knit — June 8, 2017 @ 9:54 am

  2. They go wonderfully together!

    Comment by Mary M — June 8, 2017 @ 12:21 pm

  3. Beautiful! I do not understand the term ‘split spliced’ so will try google!

    Comment by Sherry B. — June 8, 2017 @ 6:39 pm

  4. Looks great with your sweater. I love Fiber Optics gradients.

    Comment by Robin F — June 9, 2017 @ 9:46 am

  5. Looking good there!! I see nothing wrong with copying….I do it all the time or at least in my mind I do. Only 5 weeks to vaca!!!

    Comment by Penny — June 9, 2017 @ 10:07 am

  6. Wow, the Paintbox and Zauberball colors complement each other perfectly, what are the odds? You’ve put together a very stylish outfit, congratulations!

    Comment by Pru (tigermum) — June 9, 2017 @ 2:10 pm

  7. Absolutely love gradient yarns – those are gorgeous!

    Comment by Carolyn — July 5, 2017 @ 6:27 am

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