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Topic: Handspun Bridesmaid shawl/scarves.. One down, 5 to go..  (Read 4444 times)
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« on: May 22, 2008 07:21:35 AM »

So my goal has been to spin yarn and crochet shawls/scarves for my bridesmaids as gifts to them for being in my wedding and supporting bryan and I..  So I've been spinning and stashing yarn.. and now that the wedding is in 2 1/2 months.. I figured I better pull myself off my wheel and get started..

So I learned to knit last week.. I'm THRILLED because now I can do both for my gifts..    I also learned that you use less yarn with knitting than crocheting, which is great!! 

So I present.. my first knit project EVER..

I started with a beautiful batt of merino, bamboo, alpaca, mohair, wool neps, sequins and loads of sparkles


Spun it into 114 yards (I added some novelty yarn snippets as I spun for extra texture). 


It's 52 inches long, 6 inches wide..  I knit and dropstitched on size 17 needles..  Instead of fringing the ends, I sewed on pua shell circle beads.  The irridecence of the beads matches perfectly with the sparklies in the scarf..



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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008 07:38:43 AM »

Great job Jazzturtle! It looks beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2008 07:41:59 AM »

that scarf is beautiful.. the colors are gorgeous and i like the added detail of the shells.... your bridesmaids will be so happy!
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008 08:12:40 AM »

ahhh!!! Your work honestly never ceases to amaze me! So beautiful!

I just added myself to the list to be a bridesmaid. YES!!!

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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008 08:19:37 AM »

the scarve is beautiful. Your bridesmaid are so lucky to be getting a hand made gift.
Good luck with the other 5. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008 08:22:57 AM »

that is really pretty. its so thoughtful that you are making your bridesmaids something that takes so much time. i know its a pretty simple to make item, but it still takes time and skill, and i'm sure they will appreciate it Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2008 09:05:07 AM »

oh wow!  What a gorgeous bridesmaid shawl!  What a treasure!
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2008 06:02:33 PM »

*sneaks in behind SensiblyTacky as the 8th bridesmaid*

This is one of the best hand-made wedding ideas I've heard of yet!  Not only because they are thoughtful and gorgeous, but I believe handspun yarn should always be a part of every occasion Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2008 03:46:25 AM »

Thanks for the kind words everyone!!  I'm thrilled with how the project turned out!!  I've just started the second one.. with another Loop batt (this one in blue)  I think everyone is going to be so happy with their gifts!  Knitting is really addicting!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008 08:33:30 AM »

This is beautiful!  What a wonderful idea.
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2008 08:46:31 AM »

Hey Esther, where did you get this batt? The more i look at it, the more i drool everywhere. I'd like to get something like this

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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2008 04:19:02 AM »

Thanks for all the kind words everyone!!  I just cast on my second one!! YAY!!!

Hey Esther, where did you get this batt? The more i look at it, the more i drool everywhere. I'd like to get something like this

It is one of Steph (loop.etsy) spontaneous spinning batts..  she is pretty fantastic with colors!!
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2009 07:01:27 AM »

Congrats!!

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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2009 04:00:24 PM »

 Shocked Grin Cheesy

WOW!! That's the coolest ever!!  I have 3 more done.. I'll post the pics.. I still have one to go... LOL!! the wedding was only 5 months ago... LOL!!
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2009 04:50:27 PM »

*gasp* That roving looks delicious!  The scarf is wonderful as well.  Congrats on best of 2008!
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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2010 11:07:03 AM »

The scarves are beautiful, but the yarn is absolutely gorgeous! I just found out about the awesomeness of handspun yarn the other day, and I am looking into finding out more about spinning.
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2010 02:21:05 PM »

Your scarves are beautiful! I like the color and the style. Good Job and Congratulations to you! Your bridesmaids will surely appreciate those  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2010 10:03:18 AM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2010 02:55:29 PM »

That's awesome! I totally love the shimmer and warmth of that scarf/shawl. The beads on the ends are a great touch. Good going! Are the other ones going to be the same color or something totally different? I feel the need to get some Huge needles and knit a scarf like that.
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« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2010 10:35:53 AM »

wow, beautiful! I LOVE the "fringe" what a great idea! can't wait to see the rest of them! how are they coming?

I love this section, don't you just want to roll around and cuddle all the fiber? I would never make anything out of it, just a big nest to snuggle in.

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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2010 11:06:30 PM »

Might those pics still exist? >_>
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