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Oakberry (Graduation present to me!)
Oakberry by Carol Sunday
Knitting
my college graduation! (If I finish in time...)
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
671 yards
Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine
171 yards in stash
0.13 skeins = 25.6 yards (23.4 meters), 13 grams
Birdhouse Yarns in Tucson, Arizona
October 9, 2015
Noro Silk Garden Solo
88 yards in stash
0.2 skeins = 21.9 yards (20.0 meters), 10 grams
4
C
Green
Birdhouse Yarns in Tucson, Arizona
October 9, 2015
O-Wool Legacy DK
none left in stash
3 skeins = 390.0 yards (356.6 meters), 150 grams
Brown
O-Wool
September 14, 2015
O-Wool Legacy DK
156 yards in stash
1.8 skeins = 234.0 yards (214.0 meters), 90 grams
101
Green
O-Wool
September 14, 2015
Notes

Great pattern, difficult only because of my colourwork. Perfect for Environmental Science. Mods: Detailed below for each intarsia section. If you want to follow and need more help, PM me. 10 center chart repeats, only significant mods for one intarsia sequence. If I did this differently, I would have bought one more skein of brown and one less of green. Basically, my mods were:

Leaves:
for every stitch between the FIRST and LAST yarnovers of the Leaf Chart, work in green. Do the yarn overs and first and last stitch themselves in green, so the leaves look like they are coming out of the tree bark.

Brown/tree bark:
Main body and first and last stitch of Leaf Chart, plus the first and last yarnover of Leaf Chart, in brown. Loop the different colours in the back like any normal intarsia. If this is your first intarsia and you are somehow thinking this is a great first go, work a little swatch of the acorn on the Leaf Chart first. I may do a video tutorial soon, but no promises.

Acorns in Leaf Chart:
Work the kfb in the acorn colour, along with the yarn over that is right below the kbtl, all in acorn colour (yellow here).
Work the acorn top colour (pale green here) from the kfb row up to the k2tog 3x row, then cut yarn and work the k3tog in the leaf colour. Work the kfb 6x on the chart as purl front and back 6x instead.

Finishing:
Put on something entertaining to weave in ends by after blocking.

09-14-2015

Purchased the yarn for this. O-Wool Legacy DK. I have only one skein of O-Wool and I fell in love with it from the description in Doris Chan’s Everyday Crochet, so I knew, after hunting a bit, that it would be perfect for this shawl. I did debate Nirvana 5-ply for the brown, to be lush and soft, but couldn’t find a suitable chocolate, deep brown.

10-11-2015

Cast on around half-past midnight, alternated knitting and spinning for Spinzilla well past 4am. Acorn is ADORABLE, done in the Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine yarn for the body and Noro Solo Sock held double for the top. Edge and body of shawl is in the Earth colourway for the O-Wool, Legacy DK and the Leaf Chart will be in the Cypress colourway.

I was debating on actually walking at my graduation, but if I make this and finish it I guess I must. Which means it needs to be done December 18 for wearing December 19.

10-14-2015

Finished chart 1 (Right chart) and have begun Center chart.

11-11-2015

Finished 4th repeat of center chart.

11-19-2015

7th repeat begun. Began decreases during the 5th repeat.

11-20-2015

8th repeat done.

11-24-2015

Finished! Just need acorn embellishment now. Probably would have been done sooner if I hadn’t decided to be super adventerous about it.

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November 27 2015
 
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  • Project created: September 13, 2015
  • Finished: November 28, 2015
  • Updated: March 16, 2016
  • Progress updates: 3 updates