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mimiw
« on: December 20, 2010 03:04:31 PM »

This is by far my favorite shawl pattern ever.  I think I have made it 9 times now (not all for me!). I love all the different stitch patterns.  Here are a few pictures of the ones I managed to get photographed.

This one was made with lots and lots of handspun scraps:

My Handspun Faraway, So Close by mimiwilborn, on Flickr


Handspun FSC Shawl by mimiwilborn, on Flickr

This one is Stitches Under the Sun sport weight wool:

FASC for Mary full by mimiwilborn, on Flickr

This wool was dyed by the recipient:

Sue's Shawl by mimiwilborn, on Flickr

This is Nurturing Treads BFL:

Faraway So Close for Erin by mimiwilborn, on Flickr

And last, one using Family Pendragon wool:

Faraway, So Close for Melissa by mimiwilborn, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010 03:09:42 PM »

Those are all absolutely stunning! What gorgeous yarn and what lovely work you do!
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010 03:09:49 PM »

Oh wow, so gorgeous! I absolutely love the first and last ones. Beautiful beautiful colors. I may have to make one with some of my handspun scraps too!
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2010 03:53:57 PM »

wow!  That first one made with the handspun yarn is absolutely captivating.  It just begs to be petted.  LOVE!  I wish it was mine!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2010 05:06:36 PM »

Those are amazing! The colors in the last one are fan-freakin-tastic  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2010 05:19:07 PM »

Those are amazing!!!  I love the colour combos!  Is that a pattern you  made?  The stitches look fantastic  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2010 05:32:06 PM »

Those are amazing!!!  I love the colour combos!  Is that a pattern you  made?  The stitches look fantastic  Smiley

It is a pattern written by one of my favorite designers.  If you are on ravelry you can find it here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/faraway-so-close
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2010 06:14:25 PM »

These are beautiful! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2010 06:33:04 PM »

I absolutely love the handspun yarn one! The mixture of colors and stitch textures is really amazing.
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2010 08:03:45 PM »

absolutely beautiful!!! i wanna curl up with the all!!! the first and last are my favorites.... lovely lovely lovely....
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2010 11:12:15 PM »

They re all so beautiful, it's hard to pick a favorite! But, I like the blue/green one lots. as well as the first, and then the fourth.
I wish I had the yarn laying around, I'd start one right now!
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2010 11:19:13 PM »

Oh my!  That first photo reminds me of a quilt my grandmother made many, many years ago.  And the colours in the blue/green shawl are just perfect.

I'm not on Ravelry, so can't see the pattern, but is this that one where you start in the centre of the long straight side, and work outwards towards the point getting bigger and bigger as you go?
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2010 07:18:42 AM »

*covets them all* So awesome! Love, love, love the variegated yarns!  You are a knitter after my own heart  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2010 08:11:06 PM »

Oh wow those are all amazing! Beautiful!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2010 08:18:39 PM »

I'm not on Ravelry, so can't see the pattern, but is this that one where you start in the centre of the long straight side, and work outwards towards the point getting bigger and bigger as you go?

This shawl is knit that way, although, almost all of the shawls I have done are similar in that regard.  Just working back and forth and increasing as you go.  This pattern has several different stitch patterns used in different repeats.
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« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2010 08:32:23 PM »

So, are you starting at the neck edge, or the lower edge?
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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2010 04:29:07 AM »

So, are you starting at the neck edge, or the lower edge?

The middle neck and working outwards.
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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2010 08:33:30 AM »

These shawls are lovely!  I don't generally buy patterns from Ravelry but this would be a great way to expand my knitting capabilities.  Beautiful work!  And your handspun yarn is lovely as well!
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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2010 09:02:57 AM »

these are all stunning!  i love the first one, so colorful!
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2010 09:28:32 AM »

BEAUTIFUL! They make me wish I was a knitter instead of a crocheter!
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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2010 03:08:46 PM »

So breathtaking that I'm drooling... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2010 04:29:59 PM »

They're all gorgeous but I have to say the last one is my favourite...there's something about a vibrant blue and orange that just feels so happy and energetic to me. Reminds me of summer.
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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2010 08:15:19 AM »

OHH wow those are gorgeous. I love all of them! Do they take long to make? Cause I think I have my next project...
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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2010 10:36:05 AM »

Stunning!  I really love the first.  We just went to the Harry Potter Experience (all of the movie props) so, the first one really reminds me of Mrs. Weasley.  It's looks like it would be a big hug from your mom.  It makes me all mushy inside.
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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2010 10:40:19 AM »

They take me about a week to make one if that helps at all and I only knit at night after the kid is asleep Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2010 07:51:13 PM »

I love those.. What a beautiful pattern.. Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2011 10:07:08 PM »

Loves the shawls, but I might be partial the rainbird one.   Wink
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« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2011 11:00:34 AM »

Loves the shawls, but I might be partial the rainbird one.   Wink

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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2011 09:21:29 PM »

This is so gorgeous!! It would be like wearing a rainbow! How long does it take you to make one of these?
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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2011 02:39:02 PM »

Wow! The second to last is amazing! I love the colours
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« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2011 11:06:01 PM »

The colors and pattern and textures of the 1st one make me feel warm and happy!
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« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2011 01:46:20 PM »

I love all the colors! Makes it that much more enchanting!
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« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2011 05:45:54 PM »

i love them all.  great choice of yarns.  what are you working on currently.
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« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2012 05:49:04 AM »

These shawls are gorgeous.  Will you share your pattern??
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« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2013 05:19:15 AM »

ooohhh beautiful! i love the scrap yarnone, so boho!
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