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« on: October 23, 2007 02:18:11 PM »

I've been crocheting for several years, and took up knitting about a year ago.  After several practice swatches and a technically good (but ugly colored) scarf, I decided I wanted to knit something pretty.  During a family trip to Vermont, I got my mom to buy me some gorgeous, handspun, hand-dyed wool/silk (mohair/silk? lost the labels, can't remember) yarn from The Wool Shed in Worcester, with the promise I'd make her something nice.  That was in March.  It's now October, and I'm finally done!  I'm an extremely slow knitter, but I'm getting better Smiley  I used the Lace 1, 2, 3 Shadow Scarf pattern from knitpicks.com, and size 8 needles.

Pictures!  The yarn appears shiny/glittery from the flash and resizing the pictures; in real life, it has a slight sheen, but it's not shiny or sparkly.
Most of the scarf, laid out to display the gorgeous colors:


Closeup of the pattern:


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http://www.woolshed.net/index.htm - Barbara and her husband are very sweet, have a great little shop, and were nice enough to show us around the farm and let us pet the animals!  For people in the area, she's not far from Montpelier, and makes appearances at both the Montpelier and Barre farmers markets.

http://www.knitpicks.com/ - Pattern is under the "Free" section.
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creepyhugger
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007 02:47:36 PM »

beautiful!  i love feather and fan...
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Quad Mom
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007 04:12:39 PM »

Ohmigoodness, jennye, that is so beautiful!  Your mom is very lucky!   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007 05:43:38 PM »

the yarn is gorgeous! Your mom is going to love the scarf. Well done!
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madscientist
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007 07:51:46 AM »

Just beautiful.  And you were brave to go with a sorta complicated pattern for a "first good knitted project."  Really nice work!   
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007 09:37:28 AM »

Thanks everyone!  I wanted an easy pattern that looks difficult and intricate, and I think the feather and fan pattern accomplishes that.  I'm really happy with it, and my mom loves it.

Now, for Christmas, all my friends can get knit scarves instead of crocheted ones!
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brit0602
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2007 09:48:58 AM »

This is beautiful!  I am going to have to look up that yarn...I'm in love!  Great job!
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littlebluegirl
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2007 09:52:05 AM »

This is gorgeous, thanks for the link to the pattern! I wish my first project had been that beautiful!
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crocodisle
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2007 05:12:26 PM »

Ooh, that's wonderful! The yarn is so pretty :3
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kniterdone
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2007 11:21:58 PM »

Wonderful job!  Feather and fan is one of my favorite stitches of all time.
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