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« on: March 04, 2019 02:29:34 PM »



I finally finished my Spill Shawl!  I fell in love with the pattern when I bumped into it on Ravelry.  It was written for a lace weight yarn with a very long gradient color change and a size 3.25mm hook.  I went up to a a very thin worsted weight (at least according to the package, I swear it feels more like a #3 weight), and a 4.5mm hook, which made for a bigger shawl.  I haven't measured mine to know exactly how much bigger it is than the written pattern, but she says hers is 14" at center back, and mine is more like 18" at that point.  I probably could have split the difference and tried a 4mm hook, but honestly I'm very happy with it at the size it is.  It makes for a warm, snuggly shawl, that wears well with a shawl pin at the shoulder.  I'm fairly certain I can wear in place of a light jacket in spring and autumn.  


(About 92 rows done, taking up most of my 3'x5' dining table.)

Warning, it does take a LOT of yarn at this size!  I went through 3.35 cakes of Lion Brand Shawl in a Cake, or about 1625 yards.  Also, while the pattern is lovely, and makes for a very simple and beautiful shawl, the pattern is NOT one you can zone out on.  You have to carefully watch each of the 104 rows, so you don't miss a change, in order to create the asymmetrical piece.
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019 02:48:31 PM »

It's so gorgeous, just ab-fab. I am in love.
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019 04:53:26 PM »

Gorgeous! Love the colors you chose. Did you have to do much fiddling with the yarns to get it to stripe like that?
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2019 05:13:22 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2019 05:29:02 PM »

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Gorgeous! Love the colors you chose. Did you have to do much fiddling with the yarns to get it to stripe like that?

Not much.  But I was careful with which cake I chose to start with, and move to.  To start, I picked one that ended in the same color that the second one started with. Then when I realized that I was going to need 1-2 more, I was careful at the store, to buy a third skein that started in the same color that the second one ended in.  I cut out a few yards of each to get to the perfect shade, but not much at all.   
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2019 05:39:50 AM »

I think what you have here is a masterpiece! WOW!
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2019 08:27:35 AM »

I love this shawl! It is so pretty and drapes so well on you.
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Very pretty!
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2019 05:28:49 PM »

A beautiful shawl on a beautiful craftster-er! I love the color.
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2019 07:13:13 PM »

What a cool pattern. Yours is rich and lovely, and looks like a dream!
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