It is a triangular shawl worked sideways, from one angle to the opposite one along the top edge. It is made with basic Tunisian stitches, so if you have basic knowledge of Tunisian crochet, this pattern will give you the chance to play with increases, decreases and color changes.
It has been a while now that I wanted to make a project with gradient colors. The yarn I used, Malabrigo Silky merino, had been in my stash for some time. A blend of silk and merino, single ply, that is so soft. On Ravelry, this yarn is reported in the category DK, but I find it a wee bit thin for a DK. This being said, the wool swells a little at the blocking stage. I used a 5,5 mm crochet hook.
I opted for 4 different colors. Solar colors. And as in many of my other patterns, Au fur et à mesure (Gradually) includes a photo tutorial to show, among other things, a technique to change colors and carry up yarn along several rows. Warning: for those who like to print their patterns, I always put photo tutorials at the end of the documents to make it easy to select pages before print. Save ink and paper. Print wisely.
Have fun with colors
You can make this pattern in only one color. Or with a gradient yarn. But I encourage you to play with colors. Dive in your stash and look for the left overs from other projects in a similar yarn. I like versatile patterns. And I’m lucky to have testers who made their own personal arrangement of colors. Go and see their projects on Ravelry. You’ll find reinterpretations of the pattern that are real sources of inspiration!
A short end note that has nothing to do with crochet: for those who wonder what is the sculpture on the photo here above, it’s the “Cement truck”, a work made in laser-cut steel by Wim Delvoye.