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A Little Tardy to the Fade Party

March 20, 2017

If you tend to stay up today on the most popular patterns within the knitting/Ravelry web space, no doubt you have started, WIP, or completed a Find Your Fade Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry.

I have finally joined the ranks of knitters from the last 2.5 months and cast on my own shawl. I am currently on my first color, but I’ve made it into the lace section!


My biggest problem was choosing colors, and no it wasn’t that I had too many decisions it came down to a lack of options. I know what you are thinking (especially if you’ve seen my stash flashes on here.) However as someone who hasn’t been knitting much in the last while I discovered that most of partial skeins are either 1) far too scratchy for a piece worn near my neck. 2) not enough of the color to actually complete a section.

A large part of the charm of the FYF shawl is the color picking, between 3-10+ colors in one shawl. The idea of the shawl being a fade into colors that at least somewhat match (I know there are knitters out there who have decided to forgo this method and take the fade to mean the color blending sections, unfortunately I wasn’t really able to do that either.) Basically my problem was the color were close enough that they could be good together, or they could end up looking like the results when the cats eat too quickly.

Luckily with some stick-to-it-ness and a bit of hope I *think* I managed to find five colors that would work. Of course they all happened to be full balls, which if nothing else provides more options for The-Never-Ending-But-Probably-Would-If-I-Actually-Worked-On-It-More Sock Blanket. So at least at that’s a bit of a win.



Please ignore the blanket in the background, I’m not feeling the greatest and that means I am kind of snuggled into bed. Also of note you can’t see them in the photo, but 2/3 cats are passed out on the bed-fairly close to one another which doesn’t happen too much around here.

Anyway, my colors from left to right (they are in reverse order here, so far right is my current/first color.)

1)Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in the Sugar Shack colorway

2)Knit Pick’s Gloss Fingering in the Burgundy colorway

3) Lorna’s Laces in the Zombie BBQ colorway

4)Knit Pick’s Gloss Fingering in the Jade colorway

5) Malabrigo Sock in the Candombe colorway.


How’s your crafty stuff going? Excited for the Vernal Equinox? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.



















From → Fiber Arts, Knitting

  1. I have gone on a blanket/shawl crochet binge at the moment. The only knit I Have going of importance is a wedding gift for one of the footy players on the local team. Looks like I need to check out the fade

  2. Nice colours eventually chosen. You aren’t the only one who takes a while to choose yarn shades. I spent a couple of hours dillydallying over yarn in my stash on Saturday afternoon. And don’t get me started on how long I take browsing on Ravelry when I should browse a little and knit more!

  3. shellssells permalink

    I think that’s going to work out just swell! I have to admit, I was shocked at how little of the first two colors were knit into my shawl. Though, with 5 colors instead of 7, that’ll be far less of a problem. I made it to color 4, and the rows are really long, and I am now struggling to find the desire to put the time in. I blame that vernal equinox. It’s nicer out, and light later, and my desire to snuggle up on the couch all evening and not move is quickly dissipating.

  4. I have resisted the fade but might have to cave, everyone is making such pretty ones!

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