Book Yarn, Part XII
Published On: July 29, 2010

These are wicked good fun.  Let me explain.  I believe I may have mentioned my feelings about colorwork.  I just don’t do it.  I don’t get it.  I don’t (generally) like it.  I don’t know how to do it well.  It eludes me.

But I do occasionally go ‘ooooooh, pretty colors…I want pretty colors’ (admit it, most knitters are swayed by pretty colors).  So this seems like the perfect compromise.

These are part of the gradiance collection by The Unique Sheep.  The gradiance collection is sets of different yarns in colors that shade subtly (or not so subtly) into one another.  They come in groups of 4 or 6 colors and are available in all of The Unique Sheep’s base yarns.  There are examples of lovely socks and shawls over on the page for them.  It seems like the perfect way to get some of the fun of different colors while not actually having to master the technical challenges of the more traditional approach.

I got myself a set back at Sock Summit (I obviously need to stop buying yarn and start using the yarn I already have) and knew right away I wanted to use it for the book.  Two more yarns to go, and then I’ll finally tell you what the book is all about!

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