As I explore gradients further I find myself experimenting with patterns. I’m nearly ready to release the latest gradient pattern….BUT I don’t have a name :-) If you’ve got a name suggestion leave it in the comments and if I pick it you’ll get a free copy of the pattern….even if I land on another name I’ll do a raffle for all the comments.
This pattern uses a gradient yarn that gradates in a series of stripes. The short sleeved version uses Spincycle Dyed in the Wool and the long sleeved version uses Kauni Effectyarn.
Using yarn that runs through a series of colours brings it’s own set of issues and potential pitfalls. When I release the pattern I’ll talk a bit more about the constuction used and how you can juggle your yarn so that you get as much colour continuation as possible. Maybe some of my testers might like to tell you a little bit about their experiences knitting it…
But for now I need a name!
43 thoughts on “Naming my new pattern”
Pattern name idea-Shadows
You could call it “On the Cusp” Looks wonderful
Cassiopeia cardigan – the zigzag pattern reminds me of that constellation :)
I think you should name the new pattern Stripey Kita! It sounds like the name of a special pet to me. :-)
“The long and short of it” jumped out at me, at first because of long & short sleeves but also it lends itself to the long and short of the color changes.
Design name – fractals or varigate
Sinuous or serpentine
Lineale, you could say it with either a French or Spanish accent…
It reminds me of a dark evening in the country with the moon popping out between the clouds.
Pathway to Spring
Love the pattern! Reminds me of spring fields and medieval plow marks in ancient English fields – so maybe something like “Inroads” or “Furrow”?
Hi Carol! I just had to post my idea because as soon as I looked at your new design, my brain blurted “It looks like the lines waves leave in the sand after the tide goes out!” I had to do a bit of research to find the exact scientific term for that particular phenomenon, but those curvy curls of foam, sand, shells, and seaweed are called DRIFT LINES. =)
Tonnta (Irish for waves)
For both the panels that swing and sway as well as the colours that wax and wane.
It also reminds me if the song :)
Other options: Shannon, Analogue, Come & Go.
Connects your pattern and your company name.
Jacob’s Ladder was the first thing that popped into my head.
How about “Emaline”?
“Zen” comes to my mine, so maybe “Zen Pathway”.
Inroad – a16th Century word for Advance.
btw – I love the Spincycle! Those gals are so talented, and as fashion forward (advanced ;) with their indie dye gradient colors as you are with knitwear design. Great pairing!
Gradually Meandering Downstream
Something made me think of “snakes & ladders”
Might I suggest A Flutter.
I don’t have a good name suggestion (I can’t beat ‘furrow’), but Jane, Cardie McBoatface just made me laugh out loud and I needed that, so thank you.
Parallel Paths–I love alliteration!
“May the road rise to meet you”
Tracks or Trails, makes me think of bike tracks or zigzagging trails!
Great Wall… It looks just like it from the air above!
Humble Bee Cardigan
I love this! Especially the long-sleeved Kauni yarn version. My suggestion is Stranger on the Shore for its evocation of waves and the sea that others have referred to.
The step like roofs on houses are called Corbie Steps (a corbie is a crow) so how about Corbie Dreams?
How about “parallel lines.” There is a certain symmetry to the pattern, but the lines never meet.
Winding Country Road.
The pattern remind me of all the up and down, curve and turn of a country road.
Rivulets. Meaning, little streams or rivers.
How about ‘Cas’? (as in the Irish word for bend) Or ‘Casadh’…
“Railways” – the pattern reminds me of railwaytracks. I like railways since I do most of my knitting while traveling by train ;-)
“Meander” or “meandering stitches” are also great ideas.
Shadow sweater seems like a nice name to me. Beautiful pattern!
Aisling (dream in Irish)
Tara Road (swirls from Celtic past)
Having read what you say about exploring gradients and experimenting with patterns, I’ve no idea why (because it isn’t even a word!) but what first came into my thinking was: SHADEATION, which is a sort of contraction of shade (as in light and shade) and gradation.
Whatever it comes to be called, I’m a novice knitter who has only just discovered you and your site, and I’m really looking forward to doing my own experimentation with your patterns as part of my learning curve. Thank you for your creativity! :)
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