I love to fade colours. I think I may be a little obsessed with it. I knit the Find Your Fade, Free Your Fade, So Faded and What the Fade patterns by Andrea Mowry and then I looked around for more fading ideas. In between those projects I attempted the Starting Point Shawl by Joji Locatelli. I loved it but I kept getting distracted by yet another fade and I just couldn’t quite get it finished. Just before the retreat I finished my What the Fade and I was ready to start back on my Starting Point. Then another fade came along and it’s been put back in the basket for another little break.
The Fading Point by Joji Locatelli is exactly what I was looking for. It has the creative construction of the Starting Point, but instead of all the pattern changes, you guessed it, you fade the colours instead. I love the simple little lace pattern that reminds me of summer daisies. And of course this pattern is feeding my obsession for fading colours. Right now it’s looking a little like autumn, but the brighter colours are coming in to the pattern soon and when it’s done it will look like the most colourful summer garden. After the long winter that is exactly what I need.
I’m using 5 colours of the Hedgehog sock yarn. My other obsession is Hedgehog yarns, with their incredible colours, they are so hard to resist. For now, I’ve got to get knitting and see how the next fade section is going to look. I know that I will get back to the Starting Point project soon, I love the colours and patterns way too much to leave it forever. That is unless another Fading pattern sneaks in and grabs my attention.