Gradient’s can be classified under two different names:

  1. Gradient
  2. Ombré

They are both similar, but with one slight difference. Read on to find out more.

What is a GRADIENT?

A gradient yarn is where the colour in the yarn smoothly and gradually transitions into another colour. Here at Gradiance Yarns our gradients are along the length of the yarn or fibre, and our dyeing technique has been specially developed to achieve as smooth a change as possible.

Gradiance Yarns Tom Thumb on Woolly Yarn | www.gradianceyarns.co.uk

Gradiance Yarns Tom Thumb on Woolly Yarn | www.gradianceyarns.co.uk

What is an OMBRÉ?

An ombré yarn is where the colour in the yarn smoothly and gradually transitions into a lighter or darker shade of the same colour. As with the gradients, this is along the length of the yarn or fibre here at Gradiance Yarns, and our dyeing technique thrives when making these smooth colour changes.

Gradiance Yarns Lazy Days on Stargazer DK Yarn | www.gradianceyarns.co.uk

Gradiance Yarns Lazy Days on Stargazer DK Yarn | www.gradianceyarns.co.uk

So to clarify the difference between the two…

A gradient changes from one colour to a different colour. For example, from yellow to orange. Two different colours (and the mish-mash in between).

An ombré changes from one colour to a different tone of the same colour. For example from light green to dark green. The same colours (and the shades in between).

But there is no ombré category in the shop?

In the shop categories I’ve kept everything under the term “gradient” so that you can see the full range of colour changing yarns available to purchase, therefore making your shopping experience that little bit easier.

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