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Apr 8, 2013 14:35:33   #
Joy Marshall
 
I have the pattern for this shawl but want to make it with a heavier weight yarn than the pattern calls for. The pattern states you can use any yarn from stash that you want. My problem is I don't know how much yardage I need for the main colour. The other colours are no problem.
Has anyone out there made this with say, worstead weight, and know the answer to my question?
 
Apr 8, 2013 15:51:29   #
Sorlenna (a regular here)
 
I am curious about the same question--I plan to make it with worsted weight to see how it turns out. I was planning to use the worsted I have the most of in stash to be sure I have enough. What size needle would you want to use, as yardage varies according to needle size also?
Apr 8, 2013 16:09:21   #
Joy Marshall
 
Sorlenna wrote:
I am curious about the same question--I plan to make it with worsted weight to see how it turns out. I was planning to use the worsted I have the most of in stash to be sure I have enough. What size needle would you want to use, as yardage varies according to needle size also?


Don't know about needle size yet. I have just been going through my stash trying to select colours in the same gauge.
Most of it seems to be sock yarn or a trifle heavier. Have decided again worsted because of the colours I want to use that I already have. Since I have such a big stash I don't want to buy more.
Apr 8, 2013 16:52:03   #
Sorlenna (a regular here)
 
I'm thinking I'll probably use about a 9 US/5.5 mm, though not sure yet. I started it with sock yarn and a 3.25mm and it's pretty small...If I work up anything soon, I'll let you know!
Apr 8, 2013 19:42:43   #
Joy Marshall
 
Sorlenna wrote:
I'm thinking I'll probably use about a 9 US/5.5 mm, though not sure yet. I started it with sock yarn and a 3.25mm and it's pretty small...If I work up anything soon, I'll let you know!


Yes, let's do a knit along then it can be the blind leading the blind! Actually, I have made a wingspan so am hoping the Dreambird will be as easy to follow. It certainly has more detail in it, though.
Apr 8, 2013 19:57:34   #
Sorlenna (a regular here)
 
I'd suggest also using the row by row doc that comes with it--it has been very helpful so far (I put it beside the instructions). I know a lot of other people have made or are working on this, too. A search for posts might turn up lots of good info--and the wingspan is excellent practice on the short rows! I'm hoping to start the worsted weight one tonight--have found yarn and now must locate my needle tips. lol
 
Apr 8, 2013 20:04:49   #
Joy Marshall
 
Sorlenna wrote:
I'd suggest also using the row by row doc that comes with it--it has been very helpful so far (I put it beside the instructions). I know a lot of other people have made or are working on this, too. A search for posts might turn up lots of good info--and the wingspan is excellent practice on the short rows! I'm hoping to start the worsted weight one tonight--have found yarn and now must locate my needle tips. lol


Let me know how you get along. I may get to start mine tonight if I can make up mind about yarns.
Apr 8, 2013 21:50:41   #
CathyAnn
 
There is a Dreambird KAL on Ravelry. If you go to the Dreambird page where you order the pattern, the KAL link is given, call "Swing Knitting group." Here's the link to the KAL: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitting-the-swing---swing-knitting

BTW, you can get your questions answered fairly quickly on that KAL.
Apr 8, 2013 23:05:42   #
Joy Marshall
 
CathyAnn wrote:
There is a Dreambird KAL on Ravelry. If you go to the Dreambird page where you order the pattern, the KAL link is given, call "Swing Knitting group." Here's the link to the KAL: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitting-the-swing---swing-knitting

BTW, you can get your questions answered fairly quickly on that KAL.


Thank you. Will probably take advantage of that. I have just been on utube to see how to do a German short row.
Apr 9, 2013 00:19:44   #
Joy Marshall
 
Sorlenna: Well, I am lost already. Cast on, and am doing the short rows. You know, I think there is such a thing as too much information? I have got the German short rows, no trouble. But there is so much detailed information, I am not sure where I am now. Will have to go to ravelry and see if there is the help I need there.
Apr 9, 2013 00:19:54   #
Sorlenna (a regular here)
 
I finished one feather and used about 55 yds of worsted weight (I used size 9 US needle). So I would say figure how many feathers you want and multiply by 55 yds to get the total for the main color. I'll have to put this one aside for a bit now, so yes, the KAL on Ravelry should help us all!
 
Apr 9, 2013 00:26:42   #
Joy Marshall
 
P. S. I couldn't find the "doc" on my download.
Apr 9, 2013 06:07:40   #
Terry Tice
 
Wow - here are pictures from Ravelry of this shawl. It is amazing.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dreambird-kal

Joy - can't wait to see yours. Good Luck!
Apr 9, 2013 06:19:52   #
vershi
 
I am hoping to start one too, but can't decide on what yarn to use either.
Apr 9, 2013 07:15:32   #
patocenizo (a regular here)
 
Thanks for this info.
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