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Whole Knit ‘n Caboodle – June – Fades/Stripes/Hawaii

Fade, fade, fade! Fades are so in! There are so many fades going on and there seems to be at least two view points on picking colors — either you want a drastic contrast from one color to the next or you want it to blend seamlessly. When using a drastic contrast it creates a definite striping effect and when using a gradient colorway it creates a seamless melding of colors. I wanted to make a simple stockinette sweater for my grandson and decide where I would change the colors, and off I went. I used Whole Knit n’ Caboodle Superwash 100% Merino DK (Black and Blue, Karner Butterfly, Smoke Gray ) and just did a top down sweater to incorporate the fade into it.

A new addition to my shop is my stripe sock yarn in single stripes, three-row stripes and five-row stripes. Great weather to be knitting socks. This is my go-to-the-beach kind of project!! Check out my website for online-only items. More color options and more to come.

In May of 2017, I was on the big island of Hawaii. It was a beautiful trip where I was able to see the entire island on the Epic Island Tour. The photo is of the Ohia Lehua flowering tree that we learned so much about. I can’t help thinking of the people impacted by the volcano that was only a small puff of smoke last year. In July I will be featuring a small line of yarns inspired by some of the photos that I took. I will sell these only online and I will be donating 20% of the sales to the Hawaii Natural Disaster Relief Fund. I will add them my website as I create them and will provide an update in my next Indie Untangled post.