what the fade

Friday, July 20, 2018

Okay.  I finally had Libby take some pics of my What the Fade.  Post swim hair and all.  
What the Fade was one of those projects that pushed me to try something new.  Brioche.  How in the world have I been knitting for 30 years and never tried this stitch?!  I love the texture and the reversed effect.  After I caught on, it became very methodical and relaxing.  But, let me tell you... it took me quite a while to catch on.  So much so, that the first attempt was frogged.  Too many mistakes which I tried to overlook but in the end I just couldn't.   It took me a couple of months to get the motivation to try again.
However, I did motivate, and I am extremely happy with the results.  
Just as soon as I was tiring of the Brioche stitch, the pattern introduces mindless garter stitch.  Oh ya. NOW I could travel with my project.  That's what I'm talking bout!
The mindless garter is perfect for the times when your people are all around.  Or those evenings on the patio with a glass of wine.  I love having a project like this.
But here's the thing.  I don't think I truly understood choosing fade colors until I got into the garter section of this project.  I feel that some of my colors are a bit harsh next to each other.  Next time I will choose colors with more like colors to fade into.  And although I love the bright fades I have seen on Ravelry, I know those are not the colors I would gravitate towards to actually wear.  
What the Fade bonus... it can be used as a lap blanket! 😊

OH!  I opted for 2 tassels instead of 3.  I didn't attach one to the bottom point.  I just didn't want to sit on it when I was wearing it as a shawl!

Pattern:  What the Fade
Yarn:  Knit Picks Dark Mood - Hawthorne (I see it's on sale!)
Needle Size:  US 3

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  1. I have yet to take the brioche plunge! Your shawl looks amazing :)

  2. Beautiful! And I have to say I love your choice of colors. They may not fade but the play so well together. The effect is a lovely movement of color. Great job all around!

  3. Gorgeous 😍 one day I will try brioche 😉

  4. So beautiful. I love your honesty that not everything flows perfectly for even the most experienced knitter. Keep trying and keep moving forward...

  5. Leslie, it's gorgeous!