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I've recently listed ColourSpun Ombre Stacks on www.colourspun.com , here's a good way to use them
are many ways to produce ombré or gradient knitting. You could purchase
specially dyed balls of yarn which slowly change colour as you work through
them. Using these yarns means the colour changes gradually as you work through
the ball without you having to think about it, so they are great for both
mindless knitting, when you don’t want to have to think at all and for
complicated stitch patterns when the stitches need your full attention.
you want more control over the colour change, there are ways to produce the
ombré effect using separate balls of yarn in a range of colours from light to
dark. This means you could knit a garment where the hem starts with a dark yarn
and the colour gradually changes, getting lighter and lighter as you work up to
ending the neckline with the lightest yarn.
way of producing this effect is to choose your range of colours in a yarn half
the weight (thickness) that you pattern calls for and to use it double. You
need at least 3 different colours; from dark through medium to light.
Start with 2 strands of the darkest colour (or lightest, depending on your
Work a number of rows – you will have to work out how many according to the
number of rows in your pattern and the number of different colours in your
Cut one strand of the starting yarn
and join one strand of the next colour, work a number of rows
Repeat “3” to end.
swatch here was worked in stocking stitch as follows:
on 20 stitches using 2 strands of light yarn, work 5 rows (light + light)
off 1 strand and join 1 strand of medium yarn, work 5 rows (light + medium)
off light yarn and join 2nd strand of medium, work 5 rows (medium +
off 1 strand of medium and join 1 strand of dark, work 5 rows (medium + dark)
off medium yarn and join 2nd strand of dark, work 5 rows (dark +