A Spectrum of Possibilities: A Peek Inside Gradient Style

Whether you call it ombré, fade, or gradient, the beauty of creating color-shifting projects has been a revelation for modern knitters. Thanks to gifted designers and amazing dyers with an eye for color, we’re able to apply a whole new spectrum of possibilities to our knitting projects in Gradient Style.

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No-fear gradient knitting

As much fun as colorful knits can be, knitting with three, five, or even 10 colors can be intimidating. The thought of choosing perfectly combined colors might cause you to freeze, or past unsuccessful attempts at color blending might have you shying away from the bold choices inherent in gradient designs. The truth is, if you’ve ever thought: “That pattern is so pretty, but I don’t know what colors I’d choose,” you are not alone.

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Fear no more, the editors at Interweave have got your color questions covered. Gradient Style is your guide to understanding the fundamentals of the color wheel, what to do with those long gradient skeins, and how to choose and blend colors for visually seamless color changes. With a few simple techniques, you’ll be adding stunning color combinations to your projects. Whether it’s a simple stockinette-stitch tee worked from a cool gradient pack (affiliate link) or a one-of-a-kind brioche stitch cowl knit with hand-dyed speckled skeins, the projects in this book are your chance to experiment and have fun playing with color.

Shift, blend, and fade with 19 gradient patterns

If you’re already a knitting-with-color guru, there is no doubt the 19 inspiring projects will keep your needles entertained with an array of garments and accessories. You can knit the patterns as written or use one of the gradient methods shared in the “Getting Started with Gradients” chapter to stitch something extra special.

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Grab your needles and yarn and give in to a gradient project. You’re sure to have a riot—both of color and fun!


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Your knitting definitely needs more color!


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