Mandy's newest obsession, the Lace Yoke Tee, a top-down sweater that just begs for playing with colour--in this case 7 shades of Koigu KPPPM.
Here's another of Mandy's in-progress versions, using 8 shades of Koigu KPPPM. The colour gradation is left to the inspiration of the knitter, but maintains the following pattern of plain and blended sections:
Section 1: Colour A
Section 2: Colour A alternating with Colour B every row
Section 3: Colour B
Section 4: Colour B alternating with Colour C every row
Repeat with as many colours as desired.
Intrigued by the colour possibilities of holding two strands together, we chose the Habu Cotton Gima for this Tee.
We're following the same colour gradation pattern: 2 strands Colour A; 1 strand Colour A + 1 strand Colour B; 2 strands Colour B; 1 strand Colour B + 1 Strand Colour C; 2 strands Colour C; 1 strand Colour C + 1 strand Colour D; 2 strands Colour D. We're using 4 colours: Pink Orange 10, Dusty Rose 3, Lavender 12 and Natural 1.
We'll be knitting down about another 3 inches for a tunic-length Tee.
Interested in making your own Lace Yoke Tee? The pattern is in development so check back soon for publication details. If you'd like to get started right away, consider enrolling in Mandy's Knitters Helpline class and she will happily guide you through the process of planning and knitting this fun sweater.