Gradient Knits: 10 Lessons and Projects Using Ombre, Stranded Colourwork, Slip Stitch and Textures

Author(s): Tanis Gray


Intrigued by the stunning gradient yarns out there but unsure of what to knit with them? Perhaps you struggle with colour? Dive right in and knit with these eye-catching yarns with 10 unique lessons teaching skills such as cabling, lace, alternating stripes, thrums, stranded colourwork, mosaic, intarsia, short rows and simple knit and purl combinations all using gradient yarns. Build up your skills with patterns for garments and accessories from designers around the world.

Gradients are a perfect way to add a unique dimension to your work. Go from light to dark, mix things up, work with multiple colourways or knit your way through the rainbow! With countless options available, the possibilities are as endless as what your imagination can create!

This book offers a blend of beginner through to advanced projects, allowing the knitter to build their skills with each project.


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A graduate of RISD, Tanis Gray lives in Fairfax, VA with her green mechanical engineer husband and their son. Having worked at Martha Stewart, HBO, Focus Features, in the art department in the film and television industries, and a 4-year career as the Yarn Editor at Vogue Knitting and co-editor of Knit.1, she has been working in the creative field for many years.

Tanis has over 450 published knitting designs, and her work has been featured in many major publications and books worldwide, including on 12 covers. She also edits and photographs other knitting books, plans and executes social media for numerous yarn companies and teaches advanced knitting often in and around DC. Tanis has her own regularly featured TV spot on PBS' Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell.

You can find her blog at

Chapter 1: Choosing the right gradient
Chapter 2: The Lessons
Knits and purls
Slip stitch colourwork
Alternating gradient stripes
Cabling with gradients
Stranded colourwork
Intarsia polka dots
Lace knitting
Modular knitting
German short rows
Chapter 3: Basic knitting techniques

General Fields

  • : 9781782215691
  • : Search Press Limited
  • : Search Press Limited
  • : 0.46
  • : August 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tanis Gray
  • : Paperback
  • : 144
  • : Illustrations, color