Shoals Shawl by Derya Davenport »
InstructionsWas having a horrible time spinning this yarn that had purple next to yellow in the braid. It kept coming out muddy. This video helped me to separate the colors some when spinning and plying, and the result is way better than it would have been without the class - yay!
I modified this pattern so that I could use all my yarn. Added the eyelet flowers in the body and widened the body ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Redfish Camel/Silk braid, 4 oz
What was your inspiration?
I just love knitting shawls with my handspun yarn.
What are you most proud of?
Turning a bad spinning experience into a positive one.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
From this video, I learned how to visualize what a braid of fiber could look like after it is spun and plied. Now I know what braids to avoid, and will stick with braids that are either more analogous, or have good color separation.