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Topic: Handspun Bridesmaid shawl/scarves.. One down, 5 to go..  (Read 4428 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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