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burrastow ~ simmer dim
August 13 2014
August 18 2014
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burrastow ~ simmer dim
Simmer Dim by Gudrun Johnston
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm

LOVE this peerie shawl! it was the perfect pattern for the wool i dyed in shetland. our group had the opportunity to have a dyeing workshop (arranged by gudrun and maryjane!) with the lovely niela nell of hoswick. we were each given a double knit sock blank to experiment with. nicole (coco knits) and i tried for a speckled yarn effect, but i didn’t know how to achieve this. niela was of great help and even though she hadn’t tried the technique, she gave me good advice. perhaps if we’d have had more time, it might have been a bit closer to what i was imagining. never mind, everyone’s blanks came out beautifully! and we had the best time creating!

later, when the blanks were dried and returned, we then needed to separate, then separate again, in order to have the fingering weight wool we’d need, for either a pair of socks or a shawl. and that’s what we all agreed on, to make simmer dim out of our handdyed in shetland wool!

i used exactly one skein and approximately 1 yard from the second skein to make my simmer dim. i made it exactly as the pattern was written so i think there must be approximately 350 yards to this shawl. i loved making this, and have the yarn (exactly!) for another so maybe i will make two?!

(the croft house cushion, which goes so pretty with the shawl, was made by ella gordon. a favorite shetland souvenir!)

thank you gudrun and maryjane for this amazing experience. and for this pattern.

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  • Project created: August 20, 2014
  • Finished: August 20, 2014
  • Updated: September 5, 2014