I’m a little bit obsessed.

I found this yarn candy on a trip to London earlier this year. Even though I wasn’t knitting much at the time, this was impossible to resist.

It is a Pigeonroof Studios mini-skein set.

Apart from taking photos of it, I’m also dreaming up what lovely things I could make with it. I’m undecided between simple stripes or trying to blend the colours somehow… Any tips? Have you knit with gradients before? Aren’t they magical? :)

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I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

8 thoughts on “gradients

      • Awww..John Lewis?? I passed by that store when i was there a month ago but i did not even think that there would be yarn there so i did not enter there.
        Thanks for the guidance

  1. I love the colour shading but more than that your yarn also looks like it has a high twist – which I really love. There are a lot of shawl patterns for gradient yarns that you may want to have a look at. Enjoy it!

    • It is indeed called “high twist sock yarn” :) But could you enlighten me a bit on what the high twist actually means? I’m not familiar with the term.

      • It is the tension or ‘twist’ that is put in the yarn when it is plied. The tighter it is the higher the twist. (Says the expert in the corner – I hope that is correct!)

        Some yarns have a looser twist and a higher loft – with more air in it.

        I love a hight twist – it give really nice definition.

        If anyone wants to correct me – please do. I am no expert.

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