Roses/ Kits with TUS Gradiance Sets

Price: $56.00
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Mini Skeins in Magic Mirror
Mini Skeins in Magic Mirror
Mini Skeins in Charmed
Mini Skeins in Charmed
Kieran's original shawl (all the following are © Kieran Foley)
Kieran's original shawl (all the following are © Kieran Foley)

I really really really like the designs of Kieran Foley.  He plays with color in a way that makes me catch my breath and literally gasp out loud.  

When I saw Roses, I noticed that it was a fairly simple knit which still uses color in a most lovely manner and I thought that some mini-skeins from The Unique Sheep (TUS) would be perfect for it. 

And so a kit is born!

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Please note you should get the pattern directly from him through his Ravelry Page here.  What we offer is the yarn for the kit. 

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The Design

Here is what Kieran writes: 

“Roses” is a light contemporary lace crescent inspired by the warm summery colors of roses. It’s an easy knit, growing from a single stitch, featuring a pointed border along the top edge and finishing with a knitted-on lace border.

The Yarn and Colorways

We didn't use the same yarn that the designer used in his original piece.  Instead, I worked with Kelly of TUS to come up with a set of eight skeinettes of gradually changing colors.  The yarn is 75% superwash merino/ 25% nylon.  Each of these small skeins is 92 yards (about 84m)/ 20g so you will have a total of 736 yards (about 673m).  

Kieran writes that he used a set of gradiently dyed yarns totaling aobut 664 yards (607m) - the pdf includes a suggestion for using up more of the yarn to make a deeper shawl.

His crescent shawl came out to be approximately 21.5in/55cm deep by 47.25in/120cm wide; the gauge he got was about 16sts and 24 rows = 4in/10cm in lace pattern.

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We have two color spans to offer: 

Magic Mirror ranges from a rich teal into blue. 

Charmed gives a look similar to the original, with colors running from golden amber gradually changing into rose and lilac.

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