Fadient Destash Wrap - A Pattern From Xandy Peters
This listing is for a digital copy of the Fadient Destash Wrap pattern by Xandy Peters.
About The Pattern, In The Designer's Words
What’s a FADIENT you ask? It’s like a fade and a gradient together, and it’s the best way to slowly blend from one yarn color to another. The magic happens when you hold multiple strands together for a stunning, painterly effect. It is also a great way to stashbust and experiment with color.
My wrap is knit from 5 random skeins picked up at 5 different yarn shops while road tripping to teach knitting. My goal was to find my favorite skein in each shop and later commemorate my first trip to the Midwest with a giant project, but I didn’t want to worry about how they’d look together. Yes, there were many doubters. Some tried to sway me towards a color family, but I wasn’t interested in playing it safe. I wanted the souvenir of my travels to be as adventurous as the trip itself.
In the end, I love how it turned out, fading from the palest blue with yellow speckles into an olive, lavender, and brown variegated skein. The middle color is a saturated deep blue and green space dyed skein which tied nicely into a deep purple with magenta, teal, and orange speckles. The final color is a sort of orange sherbert alpaca yarn with splashes of pink and a few flecks of darker orange.
So really, if all these oddball colors can blend into one long fadient, what wouldn’t work? It is the ultimate stash buster because you really can throw anything together and it works, just find any colors you like - speckled, variegated, solid, anything - I promise they’ll blend smoothly together as you knit.
Finished Size: 73” (92”) / 185 (234) cm x 21” (27”) / 53 (69) cm triangle shape.
Yarn: 4-9 skeins Standard Fingering Weight yarn, 400-440 yards (366-400m) per 100g skein; fiber content varies.
Needles: #10.75 (7mm) needles.
Gauge: 13 sts x 20 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in moss stitch.
Other Materials: Stitch Marker, row counter, and a scale accurate to the gram.
Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher, best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for the Fox Paws pattern. Starting out as a footwear and product designer, Xandy turned to knitting as a way to explore textiles and surfaces without using factory production and has since made a career out of publishing new patterns and teaching workshops. Xandy has been published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective, Knitscene, Knitty, and Pom Pom Quarterly, has a Bluprint class teaching the stacked stitch technique and continues to self publish patterns monthly. Xandy also blogs about design, crafting, and baking on soimakestuff.com and posts craft videos on YouTube. You can find Xandy on Instagram at @xandypeters.