September 15, 2014


The Verdant Gryphon is an independent textile & dyeworks company, developing fine yarns, creating extraordinary color palettes, and designing unique knitwear.

Sharing the Gradient Love

We've been obsessed with gradients over here at VG for a while now, and by the enthusiastic responses to gradient pictures we've shown and the requests for help assembling gradients, we know some of you are. So we thought we'd put together a couple gradient kits with current colorways for Today's update!

But how do I use them?? ask you. Anticipating uncertainty, Gryphon has written up a little instructional recipe on how to turn patterns into gradient knits, which will be included as a special gift with the kits.

We're also assembling more cool gradient combinations, some of them with non-repeatable Experimental Love Child colorways, which will be available only in our booth at upcoming shows. Find them at

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival (Sept 27-28, Berryville, VA)

Stitches East (Oct 9-12, Hartford, CT - booth 515)

To whet your appetite, here are some beautiful gradient project pictures found on Ravelry:

Gradient Romy, made by KBelle in our Traveller

Handspun Bay Sun, made by Gizmometer

Icicles in a Snowstorm, made by Saraphknits

Damson Mitts, made by Klippity

and Gradient Tempest, made by Gryphon in our Bugga!



February 26, 2015

Handspun Bay Spun made by Gizmometer is a lovely knit. I dyed that fiber in a custom request for Toby and she did an amazing job knitting the sweater. Just a bit of an FYI the pattern is Bayside Pullover by Hannah Fettig if anyone would like to knit the same very comfortable sweater.

Mary Lou Pape
Mary Lou Pape

November 05, 2014

love all the above especially Gradient Tempest, BUT, just saw hat that was knitted in peacock butterfly. Would be beautiful inn lace weight or fingering yarn. If you ever decide to do that colorway again, PLEASE email me

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