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« on: May 18, 2004 12:45:49 PM »

I just finished this shawl for my mum.  She picked the yarn - handpainted dk weight silk and kid mix from the Fleece Artist.  After struggling for a while trying to design a pattern of my own, I settled on the free "daisies shawl" pattern from Heirloom Knitting.





the pattern is available here:
http://www.heirloom-knitting.co.uk/free_pattern.html

I'm thinking of doing the "birds eye" shawl pattern for myself in burnt orange Kidsilk Haze. My mum rejected that pattern in favour of the daisies one, but I prefer it.
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2004 06:31:57 PM »

WOW that looks like such a difficult pattern, but it turned out very good, i love it
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2004 07:17:19 PM »

Beautiful. Great job Starlings...
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2004 09:26:27 PM »

Thats just B-utiful!  You did an amazing job!
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2004 12:30:51 PM »

that is SO beautiful!
How long did it take you?
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2004 05:58:41 PM »

It isn't really a difficult pattern.  One really nice detail is that each row starts with a yarn over, so there's a border of little loops running up each side. Those yo sts are the increase that makes the shawl get wider.

The eyelets are just k2tog, yo twice, ssk and on the return row you knit into the first yo, then purl into the second.  Those are the only techniques you need to know to make it.  The trick is following the chart and putting the eyelets in the right place.

It took about a month of on-and-off knitting.  It's mostly garter stitch, and it isn't very big.  It used one 440m skein.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2004 11:40:52 AM »

gorgeous!!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2004 08:22:27 PM »

 so pretty x)
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2004 09:34:20 AM »

What a beautiful piece. Your mom is very lucky.  I started a wrap worked in the round using Kidslik Haze (similar to your yarn, I think), but I got so frustrated with my needles--my aluminum circulars were snag-free, but too slippery, and the bamboo circs kept snagging.  Did you use straight or circs, bamboo, wood, or aluminum?
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2004 10:34:49 AM »

I just did a lace scarf in kidsilk haze and I switched from craft store grey needles ( I thought they were teflon, but they seemed kinda sticky) to casein - which I adored.  You can get them online from elann.com.  They have a nice sharp point which is great for all those lace making things and they aren't quite as slick as metal, but much smoother than bamboo.
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