Shimmer Fade by Xandy Peters

Shimmer Fade

October 2018
both are used in this pattern
Lace ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1400 - 1900 yards (1280 - 1737 m)
16" (41 cm) wide and 72" (183 cm) long.
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This pattern is available as part of the MoFade Collection eBook along with the Velveteen Cowl and Tinted Triangle Shawl. You can get all 3 patterns for the price of 2 when you get the eBook.

Mohair is a luxurious and soft fiber by itself, but adding a touch of cashmere to the mix takes it to the next level while adding warmth for those bone chilling days of winter. Let’s just say, you’ll never experience a scarf this cozy and lightweight in any other yarn. The speckled fade in the Cashmere Merino Lace shines through the bright mohair like a field of wildflowers viewed through rose tinted glasses. There are countless ways to combine the yarns and get a stunning color effect because of that mohair haze. Colors blend together into a beautiful melange with a slow color fade. The softness, and sheerness of mohair create a shimmering quality. You’ll love the effect.

I’ve included a picture of the pure colors that I used for the fade. You can see how they are mellowed in the scarf. Keep this in mind when choosing colors and make sure you like the way the mohair mixes with your Fade Colors.

Advanced beginners and intermediate level knitters will be able to knit this project. There’s no purling, only knitting with a slipped stitch at the selvedge. The colorwork panel may require some concentration at first, but it’s easy to learn and memorize the row instructions.

Finished Size: 16” (41 cm) wide and 72” (183 cm) long.
Yarn: Main Color - 2 skeins (same color) of Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk
Lace, 459 yards (420 m) per 50g skein; 70% Mohair, 30% Silk.
Shown in Sorry Not Sorry.
Fade Colors - 3 skeins (different colors) of Hedgehog Fibres Cashmere Merino, 328 yards (300 m) per 50g skein; 50% cashmere, 50% merino.
Shown in FC1 - Anemone, FC2 - Piggy Bank, and FC3 - Method.
Needles: #9 (5.5 mm) straight needles.
Gauge: 17 sts x 24 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in garter stitch
with 1 strand of Mohair and 2 strands of Cashmere Merino.
Materials: Row counter, tapestry needle, steamer, pins, blocking
surface, and blocking wires.