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Quick and colorful gradient projects from Katia…

Looking for a simple grab-and-go project for summer? With ample yardage and made-for-the-yarn patterns these easy to work from “cakes” (and ombre color packs) from Spanish yarn maker Katia are just right for a pop of easy color!

Order now for best selection – supplies of these beautiful yarns are limited, once it’s gone it’s gone! (All sales are final.)

Katia Organic Fair Cotton Craft

Fair Cotton Craft’s color combination of white and bright colors make it ideal for making summer dresses, skirts and jumpers. Only 1 ball of yarn is required to make a fresh and easy knit or crochet blanket.

Click here to download the free blanket pattern!

This is an incredibly soft and smooth, ecologically sustainable, organic cotton yarn suitable for making garments as well as home accessories. A terrific weaving yarn as well. Enormous 200 gram cakes are a great value!

Always pull carefully from the center of the cake to avoid tangling! You’ll start knitting with the plain white section and reach the color gradient at the end. Plan your project accordingly, or wind with a ball winder if you plan to use the colorful section first.

Yarn: 100% Organic Cotton, 200 grams/678 yards. Made in Spain.

Gauge: 5.5 stitches per inch on US size 5-6 knitting needles. Weaving sett: 7-8 epi tabby, 9-10 epi twill.

 

Katia Fair Cotton Craft Yarn Katia Fair Cotton Craft Yarn

Katia Silk Degrade

Katia’s Silk Degrade is a luxurious summer treat. Long color changes offer effortless elegance in a simple shawl or lightweight top. The drape and and strength also make this an ideal yarn for a woven shawl.

Soft and subtle, [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] is a perfect summer yarn that transitions across the seasons. The free Foulard Shawl pattern is gorgeous for both knit and crochet – available here.

 

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Yarn: 35% Silk, 35% Cotton, 30% Viscose, 150 grams/656 yards. Made in Spain.

Gauge: 5.5 stitches per inch on US size 5-6 knitting needles. Weaving sett: 7-8 epi tabby, 9-10 epi twill.

Katia Merino Infinity Shawl Cakes

Katia Infinity Shawl Yarn is a soft, single ply yarn by Katia. This gradient yarn comes in a hefty 656 yard cake – enough to complete one of the two shawl patterns that come free along with it.

 

Katia Infinity Shawl Yarn Katia Infinity Shawl Yarn

The long color gradient and great yardage make this a lovely weft yarn for weavers too!

Yarn: 100% Merino Wool, 150 grams/656 yards. Made in Spain.

Gauge: 4-5 stitches per inch on US size 6-7 knitting needles. Weaving sett: 6 epi tabby, 7-8 epi twill.

 

Katia Infinity Shawl Yarn Katia Infinity Shawl Yarn

Katia Ombre Cotton Color Packs

Hooray for adorable mini skeins! Katia Ombre Cotton is a fun fingering weight shawl pack, with 6 little skeins of 100% cotton yarn – available in red, green, and yellow gradients. This cute color pack comes with a free knitted and crocheted shawl pattern.

Yarn: 100% Cotton, 107 yards per mini skein (642 yards). Made in Spain.

Gauge: 5.25 stitches per inch on US size 4-7 knitting needles.

 

Katia Ombre Cotton Kit Yarn Katia Ombre Cotton Kit Yarn

Katia Ombre Merino Color Packs

These packs come with 6 balls of 100% Extrafine Merino in different color gradients. You only need one pack to make one full color shawl with the included pattern.

Yarn: 100% Cotton, 107 yards per mini skein (642 yards). Made in Spain.

Gauge: 5.25 stitches per inch on US size 4-7 knitting needles.

 

Katia Ombre Merino Kit Yarn Katia Ombre Merino Kit Yarn

Want more colorful cakes? Try the adorable Painted Sock cakes – NEW!

 

Painted Sock Yarn Painted Sock Yarn

Colorful, self-striping gradient style in a superwash wool sock yarn. This hard-wearing washable sock yarn is great for shawls and accessories as well as for socks. This yarn saves you the headache of splitting the ball or wondering if they’ll match. It comes in a clever and cute two-cake put up so if you’re knitting two at a time and want to be sure they match there’s no more guesswork or extra winding!

See all the colors here!

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2 thoughts on “Quick and colorful gradient projects from Katia…”

  1. Kate says:

    Please provide more examples of weaving with ombre/gradient yarns.

    1. Gretchen says:

      Thanks for the request, Kate! We really love weaving with gradient yarns as it creates really interesting color interactions even in very simple structures. We’re working on some new projects that feature this – stay tuned! In the meantime here are a couple of projects that show gradient yarns in woven pieces. Please let us know if we can help with a project!
      Oktoberfest Scarf in Zauberball (variegated sock) and Herriot fine weft (twill)
      Chill Chaser Scarf in Plymouth Gina (variegated warp) and Moonshine weft (plain weave)

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