Stripes, ripples, lace, texture; Ondulation is perfect for showing off gradient or highly variegated yarns with plenty of bright colors! Designed for gradient yarns the long stripes and garter stitch will also break up any pooling caused by variegated yarns. You can find more details, favorite, and queue it on Ravelry.
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Ondulation is knit end to end and shaped by the lace panels with pops of color from the garter stitch stripes. Alternating stripes of ombre MC and semi-solid CC are paired with lace and garter textures. I have knit the sample using Green Mountain Spinnery’s Sock Art yarn for the CC lace and Freia Handpaints Ombre for the garter stripes.
This stole would look equally stunning with a highly variegated multi-colored yarn for the MC. The long stripes and garter stitch will break up any pooling and mix the colors so they look just as stunning in the garment as they do in the skein. Another option would be to use leftovers or mini-skeins of yarn for the garter stripes. You could either pick one color per stripe or mix and match with even smaller scraps.
I can think of so many great ways to personalize this stole!
Note the given MC and CC yarns are heavy lace and light fingering weights. Exact weight of yarn as well as gauge are not necessary so long as yarns swatch well together. I’d recommend sticking to one or two size differences (lace and fingering, DK and worsted, that sort of pairing) but of course you could use multiple fingering weight yarns too! Lace and garter are very forgiving stitch patterns when it comes to gauge.
These photos were taken at Shelburne Museum, in their daylily garden. I love how the summery colors of the background match so perfectly with the colors of the shawl. Neil manned the camera and I have to say I absolutely LOVE the 50mm prime lens. It’s responsible for the lovely faded background. I’d also like to thank Margot Schips (mango on Ravelry) for providing the technical editing.