Designed by Janine Le Cras
Sample shown in Peacock on Luxe
Look at this GORGEOUS shawl, and the YARN!!! Oh my goodness, the yarn is out of this world! The Unique Sheep produces this yarn, called Gradiance Colorways and they just called my name, continually, and louder each time, until I bought some. Yes, I did. And not only that – I joined the Moonfleet KAL which starts in May. It’s a Mystery Shawl kind of thing – directions are emailed to you every week or so. But when you signed up and paid, you had to put in which yarn you wanted to use. Well, that decision took a while – but I finally landed in Norway!
Dusk on the Fjord
50/50 Merino & Tussah Silk
Seems appropriate, since I am Norwegian
The gradiance dyeing technique is exclusive to the Unique Sheep. We have developed a way of dyeing yarn so that as a set of skeins is used, your project will gradually change from one hand painted color to the next. Some sets have a dramatic shift in color, and others have more subtle transition. The gradually transitioned sets will work well to show off more complicated stitch patterns and lacework because each skein is “almost” solid. When working with Gradiance sets it is important to alternate skeins when switching from one successive skein to the next so the color change is almost seamless.This will be my new project come May 2010 – I’ll keep you posted with lots of pictures and updates.
I have always wanted to do this kind of thing, and I’m finally getting started! YIPPEE!