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Willow Tweed Aranami
Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
Knitting
me
76" x 18"
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
774 yards = 6.05 skeins
Louisa Harding Yarns Willow Tweed
3.26 skeins = 417.3 yards (381.6 meters), 163 grams
402
Purple
elann.com in Delta, British Columbia
Louisa Harding Yarns Willow Tweed
1.63 skeins = 208.6 yards (190.8 meters), 81 grams
093
Gray
elann.com in Delta, British Columbia
Louisa Harding Yarns Willow Tweed
0.82 skeins = 105.0 yards (96.0 meters), 41 grams
092
Gray
elann.com in Delta, British Columbia
Louisa Harding Yarns Willow Tweed
0.34 skeins = 43.5 yards (39.8 meters), 17 grams
823
Gray
elann.com in Delta, British Columbia
Notes

May 12 - All done! Blocked to 76” x 18” she’s a beauty. Cannot wait to wear on chilly spring evenings!

May 12 - about two-thirds of the way through weaving in the endless ends. Because I was worried about running out of yarn, I left very short ends (less than 2”) when casting on and finishing each motif so using this gadget is much faster than using a darning needle.

Also, I’ve updated how many skeins of each colour I used.

May 8 - finished! Now all that’s left is weaving in a billion ends and then blocking. I absolutely love this shawl.

This is working up so blinkin’ fast! Super fun to knit and this yarn is wonderful.

I don’t have enough yardage to replicate the pattern exactly - I’m going to have to monkey with the colour gradation a little. Each “wave” uses 14.25 yards of yarn (as opposed to about 11 yards per wave if you use the called-for fingering yarn). I might get away with it if I use a 3.0 mm needle, but the fabric is a little firm. I like the softness that results with a 4.0 mm instead.

To get around my yardage limitations, I’ve decided to follow the following colour sequence (starting from the bottom edge), instead of the strictly light-to-dark called for in the pattern:

Ash
Stone
Lilac
Slate
Lilac

This will still leave me with 3 skeins of the lilac (Palma) that I already have in my stash.

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April 26 2012
May 8 2012
 
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by Louisa Harding Yarns
DK
40% Merino, 40% Alpaca, 20% Silk
128 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: April 25, 2012
  • Finished: May 9, 2012
  • Updated: June 24, 2012
  • Progress updates: 7 updates