Friday, July 20, 2018

It’s a wrap!

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Not exactly the most unique title, I know, but I couldn’t resist.

Although everyone is talking about a heat wave and extreme drought for this part of the world, I finally finished this warm, cozy shawl. I started it about two years ago with only 3 stitches on the needle. The final needles counted around 1000 stitches!

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The pattern is a combination of 2 patterns by Christel Seyfarth: Caledonia Jakke and Lily Shawl. I also added a few leftover yarns from my Bird Jacket.

Again, this pattern was with a steek, which had to be cut open. Not as nerve wrekking as the first time, but still a bit scary to do.

First I stitched a zigzag on both sides of the steek, then I cut it open:

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At this point the top of the border was already knitted.

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On the right side of the shawl I used fading blues and on the wrong side of the border I used shades of red.

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Now, I long for some cold weather to wrap myself in this warm and soft shawl. (and not only because it is finally finished!).

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Groetjes, Dorien


2 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Stunning, the beautiful array of colour is a feast for the eyes. A wonderful creation.

Maxine D said...

What an amazing creation Dorien - love your use of colour in the pattern! Send it down here as it's winter, and I can try it out for you ;-)
Blessings
Maxine