We are often asked for advice regarding gradient yarns . Some just ask how much they need for a sweater or a tunic.
I cannot answer these questions so easily, because with gradient yarns it is not like with "normal" yarns where you take an extra ball or two with you to be on the safe side.
In addition, I have to know the size and the cut and the pattern in order to be able to say approximately how much yarn is needed. We are happy to help, but sometimes it is just not possible to provide a correct information!
Sweater work with gradient yarns
Working a sweater with the gradient yarns in the classic way is not really possible because the front part then has completely different colors than the back part and the sleeves are narrower, so the stripes with the individual colors are different again. Unless you want it that way!
For these reasons, such parts are often made as " raglan from above ". The sleeves can then be knitted or crocheted in the color you are currently working on - see our model " Eiskönigin ".
Work shawls with gradient yarns
As for a cloth, you can just work until the thread runs out. But you should be careful that you don't have too much thread because if it is too big then you might not use the last color at all and that would be a shame. If it is too little - no problem ... you can always piece together (e.g. with the last color you used) and it doesn't look like piece at all.
Even with a simple rectangular cloth, you have to work out exactly how long the cloth will be with the desired width and accordingly make it a little wider so that it does not become too long. Or the other way around! Or just work according to the instructions, some of which are already available in our shop!
However, you don't have to be afraid of using gradient yarns. If you pay attention to a few points, you can use your Bobbel wonderfully and put the worked pieces in scene with the great color gradients.
The advantage of gradient yarns
One advantage of these yarns is, of course, that you hardly need a pattern because the colors work in themselves and you wouldn’t see patterns well and they just don’t need them either. Another advantage is that you normally only have to sew two threads on a scarf: the one at the beginning and the one at the end.
The yarns are knotted - this is not a defect, it is wound that way. If you simply twist the two ends of the thread with the yarn to the left and right of the knot, you can knit or crochet over it without any problems and don't have to sew anything.
Due to their material composition, our yarns are suitable for allergy sufferers and also for babies, they can easily be washed in the washing machine and are very dimensionally stable. By the way, I never steam cloths! I wet them, lay them out, brush them into shape and let them dry. Done.