Fade type projects . . those where you transition from one color to the next, hopefully without any visible lines, have become so popular these days. I’ve start several times to make one but never have done it. One of the ESK badges is for “Melting Moments”, which has to be a fade project. I decided to do socks and you’ve seen several of my color options in the past few weeks.
This week I got started on my fade. I didn’t want to follow a pattern line by line . . I wanted to experiment, so I went with a basic sock pattern and did a bit of calculating.
I loosely followed a fade formula as found in another pattern.
My first fade from purple to the brownish pink . . I wish I had made a few more alternating rows. I think the second fade, where I went from the brownish pink to more aqua/black, though you’re not seeing so much of that yet, went quite a bit more smoothly.
Another way to fade, instead of alternating rows to transition, is using two skeins at a time and transitioning that way. All My Stitches is very popular with the fade enthusiasts right now.
The more I think about it, the more I think this little cardi, Raiun, would be a fun fade project. It would be great for wearing over a lacy tee during the summer and since we have way more summer than winter, I’d probably get more use out of this.
Who would have thought this would be so fun?