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Great Divide Shawl
Finished
December 19 2014
September 27 2015
Project info
Great Divide Shawl
Great Divide Shawl by Michele Zatarian
Knitting
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
582 yards
Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK Weight
43 yards in stash
0.83 skeins = 217.0 yards (198.4 meters), 96 grams
Purple
Eat.Sleep.Knit in Dallas, Georgia
November 28, 2014
madelinetosh Tosh DK
14 yards in stash
0.94 skeins = 211.0 yards (192.9 meters), 103 grams
Gray
Eat.Sleep.Knit in Dallas, Georgia
November 28, 2014
madelinetosh Tosh DK
71 yards in stash
0.68 skeins = 154.0 yards (140.8 meters), 76 grams
Gray
Eat.Sleep.Knit in Dallas, Georgia
September 8, 2015
Notes

12-19-2014

Started this shawl in the car on the drive home for Christmas. Using the Tanis Plum for the main color, and the Tosh Tern for the contrasting color.

09-07-2015

Picked this up again recently. I put it away because I messed up somewhere and dropped a stitch or missed an increase (more likely, since the stitch pattern still looks fine). Made up for it with a kfb on one edge. Now I’m at about 12-13” deep, so not much more of the pattern left, then onto the border.

09-27-2015

After getting the striped section to the correct pattern depth, I decided to make it larger to use up more yarn. I also prefer larger shawls, so I knew I would get more use out of it if it was extra big. I probably had enough Tanis to do one more stripe, but I would have run out of the Tosh Tern for sure.

Dimensions before blocking:
62” from tip to tip, 21” deep (19” in pattern, 2” border).

Dimensions after (aggressive) blocking:
74” from tip to tip, 31” deep (26.5” in pattern, 4.5” border).

Yarn Notes

This was my first time knitting with a Tanis yarn, and I have to say I absolutely loved it. It is so vibrant and has a great sheen to it. It’s tightly plied and knit so smoothly.

The Tosh DK Tern on the other hand was not a good skein. It was not consistent with their usual yarns. It was loosely plied, was constantly splitting, and had a few knots in it. The Tosh Charcoal also stained my needles and my hands during knitting.

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September 27 2015
 
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  • Originally queued: September 4, 2014
  • Project created: December 27, 2014
  • Finished: September 27, 2015
  • Updated: July 4, 2016
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