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The Quay Shawlette – knitting pattern

This shawlette is inspired by Exeter Quay, with its cobbled street and eclectic shops hidden in archways.
It is a sideways knit, designed to finish in a triangular sail shape.
Skill Level – Intermediate
Yarn – Sara’s Texture Crafts Standard Sock, which is a 4ply fingering weight (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, 100g at 425m). I used most of my skein.
Needles – 4mm/US 6
Finished Measurements – 41.5”/106cm along top shawl edge, 20.5”/52cm along short stockinette and eyelet edge and 32.5”82.5cm along the garter edge.
The pattern is available on Ravelry and the website.
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How to Design, Spin and Knit with Gradient tops: Tips for Spinners (eBook and Paperback)

Lots of people have asked me about gradient spinning since the release of my gradient hand dyed tops range at www.sarastexturecrafts.com, so I thought I would write up some very simple tutorials to give you an idea of how you might spin hand dyed gradients or create your own.

For the initial stages of this series I thought we should look at the very basic types of gradient spinning, then moving on to looking at what sort of projects/garments might work in gradient spun yarn and lastly designing projects and garments around gradient spun yarn.

eBook – Available on Amazon US and Amazon UK 

Book – Available on www.sarastexturecrafts.com and Amazon.