We love the way Tina Whitmore’s mind works. These nine irresistible nuggets are her latest artful riff on the concept of shifting gradients. We want to drop everything to play with this paintbox. We have two colorways: the MDK-exclusive Picket Fence set, and Tina’s not-too-neutral colorway, Neutral Zone.
Specs & Details
963 yds (882 m) total per set
There are many delightful possibilities in this little box.
This set of nine mini-wheels takes the same beautiful merino wool that we love in Freia’s Shawl Balls and Yarn Bombs, then compresses the color changes so that they happen more quickly.
We started with a pattern that was designed to showcase Freia Shawl Balls: the Parallelogram Scarf by Cecelia Campochiaro, from Field Guide No. 5: Sequences.
For this sample, our friend Francie Owens cast on 141 stitches in the Neutral Zone colorway, and otherwise followed Cecelia’s pattern, switching back and forth between two minikins every two rows.
It’s a stunner, 107″ long from tip to tip and 12″ wide, and it used up pretty much the whole box.
But we can’t stop thinking of ideas. Imagine the beauty of a sweater that uses minikins for an exquisite gradient yoke.
Or how about a pile of log cabin blocks joined into a scarf or cushion?
Or a scarf inspired by Kaffe Fassett’s Garter Stripe Shawl? That’s some zen knitting right there.
We fell hard for this Picket Fence Afghan by Julia Farwell-Clay in Field Guide No. 7: Ease—knit it up in one set of Neutral Zone Minikins and one Squid Ink Yarn Bomb:
Whatever you make with them, please be sure to show us!