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Jan 29, 2014 09:15:57   #
stevieland
 
Hi! Here are some pictures of my new Kimani Shawl design. It is a top down shawl with a center panel with motifs that look like butterflies. If you look really closely, you can see little abstract butterflies in the lace pattern on either side as well.

I used about 600 yards of sport weight yarn on US 5 needles. The yarn is Knitting Notions Superwash Merino Sport in the Winter Sky color. I really love working with this light sport weight yarn.

And here is where the name came from on this one: Kimani is the Shoshone word for butterfly. There is a tribal dance performed by Shoshone women called the Ladies Fancy Shawl Dance. This dramatic dance was inspired by an ancient butterfly legend and features colorful fringed shawls and movements that resemble butterflies in flight. The combination of shawls, butterflies and legend was so intriguing that when I learned about this, I was in turn inspired to design my own fancy butterfly lace shawl!

The pattern itself should be coming out in a couple of weeks. Thanks for having a look!








 
Jan 29, 2014 09:18:38   #
Grapejelli (a regular here)
 
Very pretty!
Jan 29, 2014 09:19:02   #
jmewin
 
Stunning!!!!!
Jan 29, 2014 09:19:31   #
ewinter42
 
Very pretty!!
Jan 29, 2014 09:19:49   #
Pmullenix
 
Beautiful and I love the story that goes with it!
Jan 29, 2014 09:20:02   #
ompuff
 
stevieland wrote:
Hi! Here are some pictures of my new Kimani Shawl design. It is a top down shawl with a center panel with motifs that look like butterflies. If you look really closely, you can see little abstract butterflies in the lace pattern on either side as well.

I used about 600 yards of sport weight yarn on US 5 needles. The yarn is Knitting Notions Superwash Merino Sport in the Winter Sky color. I really love working with this light sport weight yarn.

And here is where the name came from on this one: Kimani is the Shoshone word for butterfly. There is a tribal dance performed by Shoshone women called the Ladies Fancy Shawl Dance. This dramatic dance was inspired by an ancient butterfly legend and features colorful fringed shawls and movements that resemble butterflies in flight. The combination of shawls, butterflies and legend was so intriguing that when I learned about this, I was in turn inspired to design my own fancy butterfly lace shawl!

The pattern itself should be coming out in a couple of weeks. Thanks for having a look!
Hi! Here are some pictures of my new Kimani Shawl ... (show quote)


Beautiful!!!! :thumbup:
 
Jan 29, 2014 09:20:08   #
ccrotty489
 
beautiful - breathtaking - can't wait for the pattern
Jan 29, 2014 09:21:42   #
soneka
 
Love the story behind this shawl! Exquisite!
Jan 29, 2014 09:21:45   #
alekie
 
This will be on my to do list! Beautiful
Jan 29, 2014 09:22:25   #
jobailey
 
Beautiful! I love the way it drapes as it hangs around the shoulders! I would love to have the pattern! Are you going to post the pattern here? I don't want to miss it! If I bookmark this page will I see it when you post it?
Jan 29, 2014 09:25:02   #
alphabetmom
 
Totally Beautiful.
 
Jan 29, 2014 09:26:40   #
marilyngf (a regular here)
 
beautiful shawl
Jan 29, 2014 09:27:18   #
cableaway
 
Awesome, will be watching for the pattern
Jan 29, 2014 09:27:23   #
gypsie
 
D, you just keep getting better and better.
Jan 29, 2014 09:27:25   #
Dsynr (a regular here)
 
DROP DEAD gorgeous!
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