Remember the beautiful Dreambird shawl my sister MiA sent me a month ago? I'm not really a shawl knitter myself but I am so fascinated by that beautiful shawl! I have never done any short row knitting before and decided it was time to make something new. I bought the pattern from Ravelry and knitted a test feather. It was much easier and even more fun than I had imagined so I decided to give it a go!
I dyed some merino/silk sock yarn in two denim blue shades – one darker, slightly variegated for the background and a lighter with a quite long gradient for the feathers. And then I started knitting.
I have just finished two feathers and funnily enough the lightest shade have ended up right in the middle of the feathers! I'm not sure how much it will move as I go, I just have to knit and see what happens.
The shift in colour in the feathers is not as noticeable as I had anticipated and I'm slightly worried that the shawl will not end up as exciting as I thought... Will a whole shawl like this look beautiful but boring...?
I'm also trying some new needles – Cubics from KnitPro. Yes, they are square and I have to say that I really like them!