Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Daybreak III - A Finished Knit

Daybreak Shawl - A Stephen West pattern - Red Pepper Quilts

The Pattern: Daybreak by Stephen West

I am taking this short break in sewing as an opportunity to post some of my recently finished knitting projects; I promise, this is the last one for a while ... last knitting post, that is.

Daybreak Shawl - A Stephen West pattern - Red Pepper Quilts

This is my third Daybreak Shawl. I love this shawl! It is soft, big BIG, long and wide, which means I can wrap it around my neck and wear it more like a scarf rather than drape around my shoulders like a shawl. I wore my first Daybreak Shawl often ... sadly, I misplaced it late last year. 

Daybreak Shawl - A Stephen West pattern - Red Pepper Quilts

Daybreak Shawl - A Stephen West pattern - Red Pepper Quilts

As with most of my knitting projects the pattern - Daybreak by Stephen West - is an easy and well written pattern, suitable for beginners with some basic knitting experience, and requires no chart reading.  Once you get the general idea of the placement of the pattern increases, progress is quick although rows are long; a great portable and stop/start project.

Daybreak Shawl - A Stephen West pattern - Red Pepper Quilts

The yarns are stunning, the blues are vibrant. Schoppel Zauberball is a long repeat self-striping yarn and as such the color graduation works it's own magic. Despite the use of color-catchers I did have a minor problem with color/dye run during the soaking of this shawl. The off-white yarn sections are in a few small areas tinged with a blue hue but this isn't obvious, nor noticeable, unless pointed out.

Daybreak Shawl - A Stephen West pattern - Red Pepper Quilts

For more pictures and details (including pattern links) of the Daybreak II Shawl see my Ravelry page.

Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
More RPQ Knitting Projects
Madelinetosh and Schoppel Zauberball Yarns available from The Loopy Ewe

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16 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I've also been knitting shawls lately.

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  2. That looks gorgeous, and the softness really shows in the photos too. Whoops, think I just added it to my Rav queue!

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  3. that is just beautiful!! ;p

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  4. You do such lovely work! I do envy you knowing how to knit. I wanted badly to learn when I was 8 yrs. old. My grandma was an accomplished knitter and bless her heart she did her best to teach me but I just didn't
    "get it". For many years I've wished I had tried harder to learn.

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  5. There is never a need to apologise for knitting! Another beautiful shawl! I am impressed. I have been unknitting today. Ugh.

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  6. Gosh, I really love this! I love that long striping yarn. Really effective.

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  7. Ohhh, this makes me want to run home and pick up my knitting needles. Truly gorgeous!

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  8. I love it! Your description and color choices now make me want to knit one. So pretty!!

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  9. I love it! Your color choices are great, as usual. I've been looking at this pattern. I'm not a very experienced knitter, but your description makes me think I could handle this. Thanks!

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  10. I've just checked out your Ravelry page. Your projects are stunning.

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  11. It's gorgeous. I looked at your Ravelry page and all three are beautiful. I didn't see the pattern link to anything though - where did you get it?

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  12. Your knitting is just gorgeous! I can't tell the color bled at all. Those color catchers usually work great. I'm surprised they let some dye escape.

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  13. Your version is beautiful. Please keep the knit posts coming, I enjoy them.

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  14. I feel totally inspired! Fabulous work and gorgeous colours.

    I was searching for the pattern and only found the Daybreak, but not the longer version. Have you a link to it?

    I did get distracted by all the other gorgeous knits and signed myself up too :))

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