Overview

In this 3-part weaving technique tutorial, you will learn how to weave a gradient color effect with yarn, using rya knots, soumak weave and plain weave. Color gradation is used to transition from one yarn color to another. This effect is used to build visual interest by creating movement and depth in weaving. This technique can also be used to transitions between textures of different yarns.

TIP: The key to gradient colors is to slowly add color 2 to color 1. The transition between the colors should be gradual and not rushed (unless that is the desired effect).

For a full tutorial on weaving rya knots, plain weave and soumak weave check out this post, 6 Weaving Patterns for Beginners. 

Color Gradation Tutorials

Gradient colors weaving with plain weave

In this tutorial, you will learn how to accomplish color gradation with plain weave. For a full tutorial on weaving plain weave, check out Plain Tabby Weave: Basic Weaving Pattern for Beginners.

color gradation in weaving plain weave

Gradient colors weaving with soumak weave

In this tutorial, you will learn how to accomplish color gradation with soumak weave. For a full tutorial on weaving soumak weave, check out Soumak Braid Weave : Basic Weaving Pattern for Beginners.

color gradation in weaving soumak weave

Gradient colors weaving with rya knots

In this tutorial, you will learn how to accomplish this effect with rya knots. For a full tutorial on weaving rya knots, check out Rya Knots Fringe Weave : Basic Weaving Pattern for Beginners. 

color gradation in weaving rya knots

Conclusion 

Weaving color gradations can be challenging, but with practice it becomes easier. With the addition of color, there is a great possibility to build even more depth in your weaving with this color gradation process.