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« on: May 06, 2007 08:48:13 PM »

My friend is getting married in June and in an attempt to keep the chill at bay I knitted myself a shawl.  I used big needles because I'm a slow knitter and kept it simple.  I just made it up as I went along and while I like it, I wish I had checked out some patterns first.  To give it some extra length I crocheted a border on it.

Here it is with the skirt that I will wear.  It actually goes rather nicely but my camera has done funny things to the colours.  The dark pink isn't quite so dark and the light pink in between isn't quite so dark.

Here it is laid out flat.  The first thing I thought of when I saw it like this was a bib but hopefully I won't make a mess on the day!

Now I've just got to decide how to wear it...

So much to make, so little time!
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007 09:13:31 PM »

Looks lovely, and that's a great shape for a shawl: just drape it around your shoulders and tie the skinny ends in a loose knot to hold it on. What yarn did you use? The colors look great!

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007 09:47:21 PM »

It would look cute wrapped around your hips over the skirt, too.  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2007 06:29:35 PM »

Thanks guys!  I sed two different Moda Vera yarns.  The variegated yarn is called Chiocciola, and is a thin boucle I guess.  Unfortunately the colour faded towards the middle of each ball so I felt a bit dudded but I ended up with enough colourful stuff.  The mauve yarn which is also crocheted around the edge is a mohair blend called Jessica.

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2007 09:14:47 PM »

Wow, that's lovely. It is the perfect shape for a shawl indeed; just wrap around your shoulders and tie the skinny ends loosely. Nice!

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007 09:18:39 PM »

I really like the shape too.  I see what you mean about the bib shape, but it won't look like that on.  I have two shawls on the needles at the moment, both Moda Vera yarns too.  One is Jessica, but mine is grey.  The other is called Dianne, it is varigated too and very soft.  I will keep my eyes open for that Chiocciola you have used, it looks nice.  Weird about it fading towards the centre of the ball, but then again, Dianne faded to brown in the middle of the ball.  It was completely green and purple on the outside, I had no idea it was brown inside.  Good thing I like brown then.  I think this may be a thing to watch out for with this brand.   Huh

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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2007 06:43:37 PM »

Miss_Vicki, I'm glad I'm not the only one!  It's nice that they've got long bits of each colour but it would be nice if there was some indication of that on the outside!

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