Sunday, November 10, 2013

Daybreak II - A Finished Knit

I have missed knitting this year!  I love to knit and because it is a more portable craft than machine sewing I tend to knit when I am out and about, traveling and also when taking time out on the couch.  But it seems that this year I have spent little time with the sticks. 


So today I am finally introducing my first finished knit for 2013 - Daybreak II (my second Daybreak Shawl).


The Pattern:  
Daybreak by Stephen West

The Yarn:
Madelinetosh Merino Light in Antler
Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball in Tropical Fish



Daybreak by Stephen West is an enjoyable straight forward knitting pattern, suitable for beginner knitters with some experience. Thankfully it is also the kind of project that you can easily pick up after a short hiatus.



This project was cast on early in the year and I finished knitting it in September.  I have used Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball yarn (a long repeat, self-striping, fingering weight yarn) alternated with a solid yarn. The self-striping yarn was a delight to work and when I did find time to sit down and knit I am sure my fingers and hands moved faster just to see the colors and knitted fabric change with every new row.


This shawl is wrapped and ready for Christmas gift giving; handmade Christmas gifts are special and I know already that this shawl will be much appreciated and worn often.


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

25 comments:

  1. I love seeing your knits. I also love love your quilts. I also knit when I am on the go and this is a lovely pattern.

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  2. This is so pretty. I've been trying to get a couple skeins of the Tropical Fish, but they sell out so quickly. I can't wait to knit with it.

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  3. Gorgeous! I am so inspired by all of your beautiful sewing projects, but knitting is truly my passion, so it's fun to see it pop up on here once in a while!

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  4. Wow! You made such a wonderful colourful shawl! Gorgeous!

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  5. You are Amazing!! Absolutely beautiful! AJ@queenofmynest

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  6. I love your knit projects as much as your quilts!!! Gorgeous!

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  7. wonderful, someone is going to keep warm this winter wrapped up in this beautifully knitted shawl

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  8. Very beautiful, Rita!! That's going to make someone very happy!!

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  9. Your shawl is very beautiful.....

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  10. I know exactly what you mean about the portabillity of knitting. I cannot profess to be a great knitter but was inspired to knit with fabric strips a few weeks back, and it was nice to just sit in my favourite chair, listen to some nice music and knit or take with me on my travels. Have even bought myself some crochet hooks now and thought this would be a great way to relax at the end of a busy day when I get in form work. On the look out now for an interesting and useful crochet project. Quite like the plastic bag idea?

    love the shawl, the rainbow colours, the knitting itsself looks superb.................

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  11. It is truly beautiful. Such a lucky recipient

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  12. It's absolutely stunning! Awesome job! =D

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  13. Very beautiful....I like the colaurs.

    Blumige Sonntagsgrüßle
    ♫•*(¯`v´¯)¸.•*✿ღ
    *◦.(¯`:✿!:´¯) ✿ღ
    *✿.(_.^._)*•.¸¸.•
    ______________
    Klaudia

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  14. Your Daybreak turned out glorious!
    I've knit a few of them myself ~ such a great pattern!

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  15. Beautiful! Love the rainbow colorway!

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  16. Pretty! I love using self-striping yarns as they really encourage me to keep knitting. Striped patterns do too (if I don't break off the yarn) as it is easy to see progress.

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  17. This is beautiful. I love it. Makes me want to be a better knitter.

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  18. I love your scarf, caught up in the dry branches of November; a gift of warmth and beauty.

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  19. Wow, well done! that's a stunner!! I have arthritis and cant knit as much as I used to, so I just love seeing these projects!

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  20. The shawl is fantastic, a work of art.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  21. Oh how I wish that I was on YOUR Christmas list!!! Your Daybreak is lovely - your knitting excellent .. no surprise there!

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  22. Don't you love Stephen West's shawls? I just finished his Boneyard shawl. Thanks for the link. I added this one to my quque

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