Quadruple your fading fun!! The What the Fade?! shawl starts off with back to back fades thanks to beautiful, bouncy two-color brioche! We then end with an epic band of all 6 colors faded together with some relaxing garter stitch. To celebrate this amazing fade, we’ll finish it off with faded tassels, and then wrap it around and wear it all year long. Included in the pattern are links to helpful video tutorials.
If you are familiar with Andrea Mowry's work, you know all about her beautiful shawls and sweaters using gorgeous speckled yarns. We would like to offer you several different color choices in Baah Yarn Spec-Tacular and Dipped & Dappled lines. We have thrown a bit of Malabrigo Sock into the mix just because the colors blend so beautifully! Although the Knit Along is over, you can still purchase this wonderful kit to keep you warm and toasty throughout the winter nights.
Kit includes pattern and selected yarn in 6 fade-able colors. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Skinny Singles by Hedgehog Fibres (100% Merino Wool; 100g/400yds): 6 Skeins, 1 of each color. Colors used include Egg Yolk, Wild Card, Poppy, Crybaby, Heyday, Fly
ALTERNATE YARN: La Jolla by Baah Yarn (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 115g/400yds): 6 Skeins, 1 of each color
ALTERNATE YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440 yds): 6 Skeins, 1 of each color
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Wingspan: 84" x Center depth: 33"
YARDAGE: 1920-2400 yds as follows: 280 yds Color A, 360 yds Color B, C & D, 300 yds Color E, 260 yds Color F.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate ("Not too Complex" as Andrea says-includes her favorite--brioche stitches)
NEEDLES: Size US 3 / 3.25mm 32" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle, Scissors
GAUGE: 26 sts x60 rows = 4" in garter stitch; 26 sts x 30 rows= 4" in brioche
Images courtesy of Drea Renee Knits