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HeartStrings #H79 Dragonfly Dreams »
InstructionsDragonflies symbolize the illusion of light, thoughts and dreams in this knitted interpretation featuring lace, beads and Estonian gathered stitches.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Classic, Ethnic, Retro / Vintage, Romantic
Buffalo Gold Lux Lace / 2 ply 45% Bison, 20% Cashmere, 20% Silk, 15% Tencel color Malachite; Miyuki beads colors #18 Silver-lined Light Blue (dragonfly wings and scarf border) and #234 Metallic Gold-lined Crystal (dragonfly bodies)
What was your inspiration?
This design combines lace eyelets, beads, decrease stitch outlines, gathered stitches, stockinette and garter stitch to provide the details of the dragonflies against a ground of reverse stockinette. The dreamy reflection of light and shadow is framed with columns of small beads and gathered stitches.
What are you most proud of?
This has been one of my more challenging designs to render. I am pleased with the vision finally coming together. I had actually started playing around with possibilities early this year. Then Id hit a design block or just wasnt quite happy yet with what I had. When Patternfish announced their 10,000th Design Competition, this gave me the motivation (and deadline date!) to tackle this design again.
I am so pleased to be selected as one of the finalists. The winner will be chosen by popular vote. Id love it if youd take a moment to vote for Dragonfly Dreams to be the winner. Voting closes. Nov 18, 2011 EST. The link is here -- http://www.patternfish.com/contests/1/vote/4
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If youd prefer to make this scarf longer, each 24-row repeat adds 4 and takes 25 yards of yarn, 14 large beads and 92 small beads.