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FO Friday 4: Dreambird

11 Oct

Seems like my posts are getting heavy on shawls. Not to break the habit, here comes another one.
Dreambird

I finished my Dreambird. I’ve been eyeing the pattern for a while and decided to go for it right before our road trip this summer. Shawl and car ride seem like a good combination. If I were smarter I would actually finish the first feather before setting on the road. The instructions were way to wordy and lengthy to attempt in the car. That poor shawl (or rather wound balls of yarn) drove with me some 6,000 miles across the United States, then flew with me to Europe, drove another 2,000 miles on our European vacation only to fly back to US without much progress being made.

In Spring we made a trip to NYC. I made my family follow me to Lion Brand Studio, where I got two balls of their LB Mohair Silk yarn. That’s what I used for the main color. For the feathers I spun FatCatKnits Merino Bamboo blend in Buster colorway.

After finishing the first feather, I found it very useful to use only the page with number of stitches for each row (pg. 16). That was I did not need to read through pages of explanations, everything was neatly on one page. My husband commented it looked like some secret code.

I am rather pleased with the result. The two balls of Mohair Silk were enough for “only” 17 feathers. But the shawl is plenty big.

Here is another picture of my Dreambird hugging a tree:

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4 Comments

Posted by on October 11, 2013 in Knitting, Spinning

 

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4 responses to “FO Friday 4: Dreambird

  1. Verónica

    October 12, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    It is stunning!

     
  2. shoelaceswitcher

    October 12, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    That is an absolutely gorgeous shawl! The color choices are fabulous.

     
  3. Andria

    October 19, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Beautiful! I’ve admired this shawl pattern for a very long time, I love your color choices.

     

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