Friday, December 28, 2012

Daybreak :: A Finished Knit




Being crafty is what I do and taking a break - and clearing all of my sewing paraphernalia from my sewing area - doesn't come easily.  And so, I cast on a knitting project on 23 December for some social knitting and several consecutive nights of marathon knitting, only to finish this shawl by 27 December.


As with most of my knitting projects this shawl - Daybreak by Stephen West - is an easy and well written pattern, suitable for beginners with some basic knitting experience.  Once you get the general idea of the placement of the pattern increases, progress is quick.


The Yarn:  
Kauni 8/2 Effektgarn (EQ)
 Madelinetosh Merino Light in Silver Fox


The magic of this shawl and it's rainbow of colors is all in the yarn.  I used Kauni Effektgarn yarn (alternated with solid yarn) which is a long repeat self striping yarn, with beautifully dyed saturated colors.  It was a pleasure to watch the changing colors glide through my busy hands and the impact that each color change made upon the quickly growing shawl.





For more pictures and all the details check out my Ravelry page:


In October - whilst on holidays in the USA - I also made a shawl for my mother for Christmas.   She loved it.


The Yarn:  Madelinetosh Merino Light in Luster
See all the details and more photos here:  Ravelry ~ Maia

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

22 comments:

  1. Just beautiful..I too use knitting as a break. You did such a lovely job!

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  2. Those are lovely! I'm going to have to see if I can't find some of that long-repeat color changing yarn -- I've got a perfect project for it.

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  3. Daybreak is on my to-do list. LOVE how yours turned out!!! :)

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  4. Both shawls are lovely! I'm a knitter, but no way could i get that large a project done in such a short time! I'm going to add your Mom's shawl to my favorites on Ravelry. Lovely knitting & perfect blocking! Happy New Year!

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  5. Oh wow!! You know, I started following your blog cos you're a super-dupa ace quilter.... but you are the very marvel at knitting & I'm following you for that now too!!
    *jealous*

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  6. You are so talented! Gorgeous projects!

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  7. Beautiful shawls. What patience one must have to create that loveliness. Your skill amazes me.

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  8. The Daybreak shawl looks gorgeous. I quite like the one you knitted for your mum too, very pretty.

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  9. I love your Daybreak shawl! The colors are gorgeous.

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  10. I love Daybreak. It's wildly addictive. I've made two, but as I've given one away, I'm tempted to make another one. The Effektgarn looks amazing. I fall deeper and deeper in love with that lovely sheepy yarn.

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  11. Wow, you knit as fast and as beautifully as you quilt! I must go check out the pattern.

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  12. Oh wow! Both of those shawls are gorgeous!

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  13. Oh My! The shawls are so beautiful, each so different from the other. Lovely.
    Meredith

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  14. Both are gorgeous! I really need to learn how to knit ;)

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  15. Wow! You are talented. Isting that quilters do more than just quilt? My husband has no hobbies, which I just can't understand. I don't sit still unless I am at the computer. Off to make my "Beauty & The Beast" Cake for a 3 year-olds Birthday!

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  16. love your shawls! gorgeous work!

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  17. Потрясающие шали, чудесные цвета, великолепной исполнение.Обожаю Ваш блог, яркий,позитивный.

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  18. Beautiful and almost inspiring enough to make me use sock yarn.....almost ;) My only other attempts at sock yarn have ended up in the frogged pile.
    But still, your work, whether on needles or sewing machine, is amazing.

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  19. Magnificent! So cheerful, that put an instant smile on my face. What beautiful work!

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  20. Thanks girl, I'm very happy with my shawl.
    Love Mum.

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  21. That is gorgeous and instantly added to my ravelry. Thank you.

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  22. Wow! So beautiful! when do you find time for all these gorgeous projects? Unbelievable!

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