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Vivian Travel Shawl


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Andrew Vivian with his cousin, Richard Trevithick was one of the first inventors of the steam locomotive. Vivian financed the production of the first steam carriage in March 1802. The Vivian Travel Shawl celebrates the mystery and wonder of our steam-powered trains. The stripe pattern reminds some of the billowing smoke of the engine as it travels the land. As the shawl grows from the neck down, the increase section mimics the endless railroad tracks that traverse through the country side. The lace edging replicates the universal sign of a railroad crossing while the very loops of the edging are inspired by the train's wheels. This shawl can also be knitted in a solid color, relying on the unique texture of the pattern to tell the story of the shawl. Enjoy! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY follow written directions or charted knit, purl, make yarnovers, basic decreases GAUGE (In stripe pattern) 4 stitches & 7 rows per inch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Wingspan: 68 inches Back length: 25 inches SUGGESTED YARN 750 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade 220 Fingering COLORWAY Dark Gray (2 skeins) Light Gray (1 skein)

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  • Knitting Needles: Size US 4: 3.5mm, 40 inch

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Pieceful Creations
Pieceful Creations
Pieceful Creations began as a small hobby and grew into a full time, stay at home business for Tina Edgar. From 1998 to 2004 Pieceful Creations was dedicated to being a quilt and fabric online store but due to family life, we had to close our store for a few years, where I become a busy mother, with a volunteer job helping women and families in Cache Valley Utah. During that time, I began an old hobby of knitting and crochet to de-stress and get out of the house a few times a week with friends. I quickly learned that I loved exploring the different fiber arts. I learned to spin my own yarn, dye it, knit, crochet, loom knit, and even taught a few classes, at local retreats. Five years ago I began posting some of my patterns on Ravelry, with the hope that some day in the future I could do even more. Now is the time! Thank you to all my followers who have knitted some of my past designs and I hope you will enjoy the new ones as well as having the chance to learn new and exciting techniques and new ways of doing old well-loved yarn crafts! Welcome and may your tinks be few.....