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Dreambird Shawl
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Mar 18, 2013 07:53:08   #
Help! I've recently purchased the pattern for this shawl but am completely stumped! Have started it 4 times now but find the directions very convoluted!! I don't understand the "pin"placements. I wish the pattern was written as (knit # of stitches, turn, etc). I have knit many short row patterns before without difficulty. Hope someone can help as I love the pattern and have some lovely yarn to do it but can't manage the directions :-(
Mar 18, 2013 08:16:24   #
mac.worrall (a regular here)
Don't the instructions include a stitch -by-stitch explanation?According to Ravelry,they should.
It is a lovely pattern.I have it in my to-do- someday file.
Mar 18, 2013 10:42:03   #
Where is this pattern?

Mar 18, 2013 10:56:48   #
mac.worrall (a regular here)
On Ravelry
Mar 18, 2013 12:19:31   #
frannie di
Mar 18, 2013 15:46:47   #
Peggy Beryl
Suggest you post again with a specific question. Work to the point where you are stumped, describe the exact point in the pattern where you are and what it is that you don't know how to do. Perhaps with that information, someone will give you a specific answer that will speed you on your way.

Stick with it; you have the most to learn when challenged.

Good luck.
Mar 18, 2013 16:00:59   #
The problem comes with the pins I get the feather done and then I'm stumped. Don't understand what to do with the pins and why they are necessary, would stitch markers work better?
Mar 19, 2013 07:28:02   #
neverdun wrote:
Help! I've recently purchased the pattern for this shawl but am completely stumped! Have started it 4 times now but find the directions very convoluted!! I don't understand the "pin"placements. I wish the pattern was written as (knit # of stitches, turn, etc). I have knit many short row patterns before without difficulty. Hope someone can help as I love the pattern and have some lovely yarn to do it but can't manage the directions :-(

This shawl was first posted under the following link, I have just looked through all the postings and Artsylady (who first posted this shawl) says that she is more than happy to answer any questions.
Mar 19, 2013 08:10:23   #
Grapejelli (a regular here)
Oh my that is beautiful. Hope you figure it out.
Mar 19, 2013 08:12:50   #
I am right there with you! I think what I will do for my next "test" feather is to use the pins as stitch markers. so they move up with the knitted rows and you will then be able to "remove" them as you do the short rows for the background color.

I too find the second half of the pattern very wordy and less to the point.... I just want a pattern that says knit X amount turn bla bla bla...... I don't need an explanation of whats happening....

I have been trying to chart this pattern and rewrite it so I understand it..... but I need to understand it before I can rewrite it! LOL
Mar 19, 2013 09:48:14   #
I would like to buy this pattern, but the cost is in Euros. Can anyone tell me what the price is in dollars?
Mar 19, 2013 09:52:53   #
Mar 19, 2013 10:24:44   #
there is a second set of instructions that do row by row how many to knit it has a big do not copy across it
i am just starting this and i am useing the pins as stitch markers
Mar 19, 2013 10:29:56   #
Peanut Tinker
I bought this pattern as well, but after reading the directions , I was a bit intimidated- so downloaded "Wingspan" for free and knitted that one because it is a simpler version of the dreambird.

I think I am now ready to try the dream bird. Maybe check out the wingspan pattern because it is easy to read- then you can figure out how to insert the feathers which really is the only difference I can see with dreambird. Of course it is alo very striking too!
Mar 19, 2013 10:36:29   #
Thank you so much for your reply, I was beginning to think I had gotten really stupid all of a sudden! Glad to know I'm not alone. Perhaps it's because the pattern was a translation.
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