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Feb 1, 2015 22:53:28   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
WORKSHOP 62 DREAMBIRD WORKSHOP WITH Bonnie7591

Welcome to the Dreambird workshop! I am so pleased to offer this workshop as it has been asked for many times. Many thanks to my friend Bonnie7591 for teaching this for us.

WORKSHOPS - how we work and what is expected of the students.

First of all,when you reach the workshop (you are here now) please post 'I'm In' so that I can count you for our records and information. I will count you in and then will remove that post. So if you disappear, it means I have you marked down as a student and so you can just stay here until the Workshop starts.

ALL OUR WORKSHOPS ARE TAUGHT TO KP MEMBERS BY KP MEMBERS. There is no charge for the class. We have 59 closed workshops which will remain on the workshop section for the use of all KP members. We ask that you keep the info on KP. If someone wants to read any of the information, we suggest they join KP> However we have no control over this. The closed workshops are set up so that no questions can be asked as it is closed. However, most of our teachers are quite willing to help at a later date by answering questions AS LONG as the question is not already answered.

The information as to how to obtain the pattern will be posted below this information
.

We ask that you follow the methods being taught by the teacher. There are many ways to do different techniques and it is discouraging and confusing if someone interrupts with a different method. Sooo - if you wish to offer suggestions or information, please pm the teacher and she will decide whether it adds to the class. Don't post information. The class is taught the method used by the teacher and we want to avoid confusion.

I welcome you all!! Designer1234 and Prismaticr Managers.

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INFORMATION - REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DREAMBIRD

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

Bonnie here:

According to the pattern you can use any weight yarn you wish from sock yarn to worsted.

What I used==

The poncho was made of Patons Canadiana for the mini version I used 2 skeins of main color & 2 of feather color. Please note: the instructions in the workshop will be for the larger Dreambird.

The one I Am making for the workshop I am using:
Main color- Caron Simply soft 315 yards/ skein weight #4
Feathers -Mary Maxim Prism. 290yards/skein weight #3
I bought 3 skeins of each & think that is more than enough.

Note:I cannot see a difference In weight of these 2yarns.
I am using 5 mm circular needle but straights are fine as long as they are long enough to hold 130 stitches.


If you use finer yarn you will need much more yardage for it to be big enough


You will also need:
a row counter or some other way of keeping track of what row you are on.
A couple of stitch markers

Bonnie

PLEASE NOTE:IMPORTANT from Bonnie

I am suggesting that adding a lifeline after rows 29 & 70 might be helpful for the first couple of repeats until you get the hang of it.


 
Feb 1, 2015 23:18:14   #
Revan (a regular here)
 
need to find my pattern!
Feb 2, 2015 07:22:45   #
hettie
 
thank you for giving me another chance.i tried it once & got hopelessly lost with all the safety pins.

second time lucky.
Feb 2, 2015 08:33:41   #
cabbagehome
 
Is there a discount on the pattern?
No -the pattern wasn't written by a KP member.
Feb 2, 2015 09:35:57   #
Bonnie7591 (a regular here)
 
deborah337 wrote:
I'm in. I have a question though. I want to use worsted weight for the background,what should I use for the feathers ? What size needle would be good? Thanks


ANSWER:
Worsted weight is a #4 yarn, I used worsted for the background color but what I had for the feathers was a #3, that seems to work without an obvious difference in the knitting gauge but I would not use anything with a greater difference than that. I am using 5mm needles.

Here is a link to yarn weight chart if thst would help anyone.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=yarn+weight+chart&id=C141A296E4E4A96C02156423BE36A7C9497115B9&FORM=IQFRBA#view=detail&id=85496B5DB065633F5DA1E2CDEE989F14349F5601&selectedIndex=8
Feb 2, 2015 09:49:17   #
Bonnie7591 (a regular here)
 
cabbagehome wrote:
I'm in. Is there a discount on the pattern?


I am not the pattern designer, I'm just going to tell you how I made this shawl & hopefully make it easier. I have no control on the price of the pattern.
 
Feb 2, 2015 10:03:26   #
Bonnie7591 (a regular here)
 
Sent from my iPad


DREAMBIRD WORKSHOP

I hope i can make creating this shawl fairly easy for you.   will tell you how I created this shawl
quite easily.

This pattern runs on for a massive number of pages & has line by line
instructions.

I looked through them & thought I could never do this BUT
there is one page that says Dreambird at the top of the page & has the
numbers 1 to 70 on it.  this is the only page you need
.

 I will give you
notes to make on this page & you should have no trouble after that.

the shawl is all done in garter stitch with short rows creating the
shaping.  in order to not have holes where you turn, you must slip the
next stitch, wrap the yarn around it, then slip it back.
you will definitely need a row counter or pencil/paper to keep track of
your row numbers.



I used a couple of markers so I didn't have to count each row, otherwise
you have to count, count, count.
----------------------------------------------------
Notes to make on the pattern page:  I hope these make sense to everyone. Ask if you have any questions.

IMPORTANT:

#1- label the odd numbered column DOWN. - toward the outside edge

#2- label even numbered column UP- toward the neck

(I found this helpful  because sometimes I didn't move the counter & this
way you will always (hopefully) know where you're  at).

Rows 5,7,9,11,13 -- knit 5 & place marker - (you will come back up to this
marker when you do the next row}.  [i]on these rows you will knit down 45
stitches(,in order to avoid counting, you will remember as you knit them go 5
stitches into the main color) as you are now knitting with the feather
color.

(does this make sense, I think it will once you start knitting)
----
row 15 knit 1, place marker - this is where row 16 Ends
----
Rows 17,19,21,23,25,27
- knit 1, place marker- this marks the knit 39 needed for the next row

rows 18,20,22,24,26,   Knit 5 place marker. you will knit down to this
marker in the next row.

 on these rows you will knit up to the marker placed in the previous row,
then purl 6.

Row 43 knit 5 place marker - you will come up to this marker on the next row.

Row 44 - place marker where you turn, on the next row you will knit 5 stitches past this marker

Row 55,57 - knit 5, place marker

Row 56,58 - knit back up to marker

Rows 61,63,65,67 knit 5, place marker, you will come back up to this
marker on the next row.

After row 70, you are back at the top, cast off 10 stitches at the neck
edge, knit to the end, cast on 25 stitches, then go to row 2
--
On the last feather of your shawl after Row 29 knit back to the neck edge,
then cast off all stitches.  if you are going to make it into a poncho
like I did, you will  want to complete all 70 rows.
When you stitch from main color to feather color, you have to weave your
yarn down to where you need it.  I simply slipped the stitches & pulled the yarn to the front, then slipped another pulled it to the back & so on until I had it in the right position 

[b]Important
I will post a video of wrap & turn here for those of you not familiar with this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe6OlMna3zQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

i hope you all enjoy this workshop & I can make it easier for you.
This is what your feather should look like after 1 repeat of the 70 rows.
This is what your feather should look like after 1...
In the instructions I said you could make a poncho with this pattern if you would rather have that instead of a shawl. This was made using the Minidreambird for my grand daughter
In the instructions I said you could make a poncho...
Feb 2, 2015 10:14:32   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
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Feb 2, 2015 10:15:50   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
Welcome Bonnie! I will be highlighting some of the class information - also if you have any problems don't hesitate to contact me. Have fun everyone! Shirley. (Designer]
Feb 2, 2015 10:20:37   #
Bonnie7591 (a regular here)
 
I hope all my notes make sense to you. If not, I will try to clarify them.
I thought of one other thing I didn't put in the first bunch. When I was done I did a single crochet around the entire shawl, this just gave it a little neater finish. If you cannot crochet, there is one little change you might like to add in.
Row 29, your feather is complete & you are now going back to the background color. In order to completely enclose the feather in the background color I knitted the last 2 stitches together & then picked up a loop of the background color on the tip of the feather & knitted it., If this doesn't make sense to anyone, I will post a picture when I get to that again on my shawl. I am somewhat technically challenged so cannot post a video( I haven't got the co ordination to hold the IPad at the right angle & knit at the same time)
Feb 2, 2015 10:50:34   #
June M
 
But will start tomorrow.
 
Feb 2, 2015 10:55:46   #
Woodstockgranny
 
Just retired so with time to enjoy the workshop! Thanks
Feb 2, 2015 11:41:37   #
Patrice B-Z (a regular here)
 
Designer1234 wrote:
WORKSHOP 62 DREAMBIRD WORKSHOP WITH Bonnie7591

Welcome to the Dreambird workshop! I am so pleased to offer this workshop as it has been asked for many times. Many thanks to my friend Bonnie7591 for teaching this for us.

WORKSHOPS - how we work and what is expected of the students.

First of all,when you reach the workshop (you are here now) please post 'I'm In' so that I can count you for our records and information. I will count you in and then will remove that post. So if you disappear, it means I have you marked down as a student and so you can just stay here until the Workshop starts.

ALL OUR WORKSHOPS ARE TAUGHT TO KP MEMBERS BY KP MEMBERS. There is no charge for the class. We have 59 closed workshops which will remain on the workshop section for the use of all KP members. We ask that you keep the info on KP. If someone wants to read any of the information, we suggest they join KP> However we have no control over this. The closed workshops are set up so that no questions can be asked as it is closed. However, most of our teachers are quite willing to help at a later date by answering questions AS LONG as the question is not already answered.

The information as to how to obtain the pattern will be posted below this information
.

We ask that you follow the methods being taught by the teacher. There are many ways to do different techniques and it is discouraging and confusing if someone interrupts with a
different method
. Sooo - if you wish to offer suggestions or information, please pm the teacher and she will decide whether it adds to the class. Don't post information. The class is taught the method used by the teacher and we want to avoid confusion.

I welcome you all!! Designer1234 and Prismaticr Managers.

------------------------

INFORMATION - REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DREAMBIRD

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

Bonnie here:

According to the pattern you can use any weight yarn you wish from sock yarn to worsted.

What I used==

The poncho was made of Patons Canadiana for the mini version I used 2 skeins of main color & 2 of feather color. Please note: the instructions in the workshop will be for the larger Dreambird.

The one I Am making for the workshop I am using:
Main color- Caron Simply soft 315 yards/ skein weight #4
Feathers -Mary Maxim Prism. 290yards/skein weight #3
I bought 3 skeins of each & think that is more than enough.

Note:I cannot see a difference In weight of these 2yarns.
I am using 5 mm circular needle but straights are fine as long as they are long enough to hold 130 stitches.


If you use finer yarn you will need much more yardage for it to be big enough


You will also need:
a row counter or some other way of keeping track of what row you are on.
A couple of stitch markers

Bonnie
b WORKSHOP 62 DREAMBIRD WORKSHOP WITH Bonnie7591 ... (show quote)


. hope this is where I was to do this???
Feb 2, 2015 12:17:44   #
Gweniepooh (a regular here)
 
Question: RE:there is one page that says Dreambird at the top of the page & has the numbers 1 to 70 on it. this is the only page you need.

I have looked all through the pattern and there is NOT a page that says Dreambird and the number 1 to 70. HELP. I purchased this about a year ago. Any other description as to where to sta

EDIT: NEVER MIND! Found that in the file it is on a seperate page listed as a Line by Line PDF so I have it now. Sorry for any confustion confusion . :oops:
Feb 2, 2015 12:21:20   #
dhopkins
 
Can I use the German short row instead of the wrap and turn?
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