Tunisian Spoonbill
February 26, 2016
March 2016

Tunisian Spoonbill

Project info
my head.
pattern test
CYC womens medium
Hooks & yarn
5.0 mm (H)
The Fiber Seed Sprout Sock
1.25 skeins = 600.0 yards (548.6 meters), 175 grams
A Good Yarn in Sarasota, Florida
February 11, 2016

I’m almost half done at this point (3/4/16). I expect to need a 2nd skein but maybe only 1/4 of it; each skein has lots of yardage!
I love how the color-led lace panel came out and it’s quick to do.


I have two lace panels done now and enough of the solid section to predict that I’ll need only 40g of a second skein for this medium size garment. So much yarn in one skein that it could be a one-skein project for a size small, or a cropped medium.


See issue 77 of my newsletter about this kind of crocheting.


I didn’t have room for the story of this design in the newsletter I sent out yesterday. (In fact, it gets long so I should blog it!)

The lacy Tunisian stitches I used for the lace panel are designed to downplay the amount of white in this yarn, and bridge the dark rose with the white by keeping the lighter tonal pinks more visible. I like the warm glow of the pinks with the yellow that emerges from the white.

The third photo of dense single crochet sts is an example of how much more white normally shows.

This design is my answer to what I found to be a challenge, color-wise. (I purposely bought hand dyed yarns that I felt would be a challenge somehow.) This on is a beautiful hand dyed skein and the yarn is dreamy to crochet with: rich, dense, springy, soft wool.

Once I crocheted with it, I didn’t like any of the stitches I tried. In other words, prettier on the skein. I figured out that for me, it was so much white. My swatches kept looking like baby blankets, which I wasn’t in the mood to crochet.

The photo I ended up using in the newsletter shows the lace styles as a generous scarf. I like that version too, so I’m going to create a separate project page for that design.

The solid stitches you see (Tss) are side panels of a vest or sleeveless top. I love the contrast of the Tss and the lace.

I’m pondering a solid color version of either this vest/summer top or of the wide scarf/wrap.

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February 26, 2016
March 2016
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by The Fiber Seed
90% Merino, 10% Nylon
510 yards / 135 grams

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  • Project created: March 4, 2016
  • Finished: April 16, 2016
  • Updated: June 2, 2016
  • Progress updates: 2 updates