I’m Stalled. Solution? Take something apart.

Here is a vest that I don’t wear. It fits great. I like the wool and the style. There’s just one little thing that bugs me.

That yellow band across my bust. I know, I know, it’s stupid to be self-conscious but … I am and I can’t talk myself out of it. So there it sits on the shelf, unworn, through no fault of its own.

The rainbow of colours that Dragonstrings dyed for me are terrific. So what’s a knitter to do?! Give it a tug, of course and … recycle it.

Now to figure out how to graduate the colours. Once gradient sweaters are knit the whole system seems so straight forward but I find it rather daunting. I scrounged around my stash and added one more skein to the mix of colours because more has to be better, right? The bottom multi-coloured skein is the addition and hopefully will work to help me graduate the colours.

The original vest sequence was: starting at the top, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and into the Purple at the bottom.

This time, I’m going to reverse the circle direction.

New sequence: Yellow at the top, Red, multi-coloured, purple, blue, green.

OK, decision made. It’s in writing and I just told you all about it so here goes.

Have you done a gradient? Did it turn out like you thought it would?

Cheers, Deb

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Author: debgemmellmods

I'm a Knitter. The capital K means every day, everywhere. I'm co-owner of Cabin Fever with my sister Lyn. We have published over 100 patterns and 11 books. I'm also working on a new set of patterns for Any Gauge knitting. Dive into your stash and cast on for a Top Down sweater that fits, or an accessory to use up those odd balls of yarn.

8 thoughts on “I’m Stalled. Solution? Take something apart.”

  1. I tried sweaters out of it, hated the results! Sorry! So the last time I had gradient yarn, I made a side to side vest. I do wear it. Just don’t like it as much as I would a pullover. I think next time I will do a full pullover.

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    1. That would have been a good idea but I don’t have enough of any one colour in my stash. Too bad because that’s a great idea.

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  2. Not sure I like the many-colored horizontal gradient either . . . . I think it chops a body into pieces & makes it look wider than it really is. I don’t need anything that makes me look wider, especially across my G-cup bust!!! I, too, think gradient yarns need to be used for accessories or be LONG runs that blend into each other without an abrupt color change if they’re used in sweaters or vests. Good luck.

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