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Aug 18, 2013 10:24:41   #
Howdi95
 
This is my second Dream Bird Shawl.

This time I used Fleece Artist hand dyed yarn, Woolie Silk 3 ply, 230 m to 100g, 65 % wool, 35% silk, bought from Colorsongyarns.com. The yarn is DK and lovely to knit up. I used a 5mm circular bamboo needle. I used 200g for the blue background (460 m) and 120g of yarn for the feathers (around 280 m). I have to add that I'm only small so for a bigger person (more feathers) you'd need more yarn.

I'm now having a rest from the Dream Bird Shawl (do plan to knit 2 more eventually) and am currently knitting a scarf.

I also have to say that (again) I've not yet ironed the feathers so they still curl up a bit.
My second Dream Bird Shawl
My second Dream Bird Shawl...




 
Aug 18, 2013 10:26:43   #
Lafemmefran (a regular here)
 
Gorgeous.
Aug 18, 2013 10:28:49   #
Donnathomp
 
it's gorgeous. love the colors. It almost looks like a painting.
Aug 18, 2013 10:31:19   #
donna47304
 
Very nicely done. Thanks for showing it being worn . . . it's hard to envision the size when shown alone. Looks very warm!
Aug 18, 2013 10:32:53   #
maureenb (a regular here)
 
Nice job!
Aug 18, 2013 10:42:57   #
ylostn
 
BEAUTIFUL work!
 
Aug 18, 2013 10:48:13   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
Congratulations- I understand it is not the easiest of patterns to follow. Nice work!
Aug 18, 2013 10:53:29   #
RookieRetiree (a regular here)
 
Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on getting through that pattern.

Howdi95 wrote:
This is my second Dream Bird Shawl.

This time I used Fleece Artist hand dyed yarn, Woolie Silk 3 ply, 230 m to 100g, 65 % wool, 35% silk, bought from Colorsongyarns.com. The yarn is DK and lovely to knit up. I used a 5mm circular bamboo needle. I used 200g for the blue background (460 m) and 120g of yarn for the feathers (around 280 m). I have to add that I'm only small so for a bigger person (more feathers) you'd need more yarn.

I'm now having a rest from the Dream Bird Shawl (do plan to knit 2 more eventually) and am currently knitting a scarf.

I also have to say that (again) I've not yet ironed the feathers so they still curl up a bit.
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Aug 18, 2013 11:01:15   #
Lutie2
 
Wonderful
Aug 18, 2013 11:10:11   #
marimom
 
Someone has said that it is not easy to make; what is your opinion. Love the color combo. The feathers really stand out.
Aug 18, 2013 11:19:16   #
wizardofoz
 
You have out done yourself! Absolutely beautiful.
 
Aug 18, 2013 11:21:31   #
Mireillebc
 
I love it too.
Aug 18, 2013 11:32:44   #
Howdi95
 
marimom wrote:
Someone has said that it is not easy to make; what is your opinion. Love the color combo. The feathers really stand out.


When you first read the pattern, you might get cold feet. I did a bit as I've never done short rows before. Pacific Rose advised me that she'd written the pattern out herself before she started and I ended up making my own chart after getting lost in the middle of the first feather. I then understood better what the designer was talking about. I also carried on numbering the different steps so I knew where I was, doing the background. She stops at step 28, when the actual feather is finished but I carried on for the background as it consists of almost all short rows. I got to 72 steps and I used a row tally to keep track of where I was. When you've done 2 complete feathers, you more or less know what you're doing and it's really not too difficult as it's only garter stitch.

I know some KPers have said they hate the pattern and that it's badly written but once you get used to it, I found it very interesting to do. If you use variagated yarn for the feathers you want to keep going to see how they each turn out.
Aug 18, 2013 12:20:41   #
determined_to-knit
 
Your Dream Bird Shawl is stunning!!!
Aug 18, 2013 13:06:55   #
Sandiego
 
Gorgeous! I have the pattern, but haven't made one. Thanks for sharing! ;0)
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