Flight of Fantasy by Nickie Chapin

Flight of Fantasy

December 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
7800 - 8000 yards (7132 - 7315 m)
96 in
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During the final phase of designing Kaleidoscope Garden I was approached by someone looking for a peacock design. The moment I read the words on the screen I saw in my mind so many bits and pieces of what could be something amazing. I was intimidated by my vision, and stalled the start of the design by researching. I spent hours upon hours looking at peacock pictures, picking and choosing different looks, shapes, and textures that called to me. The birds in flight being the most terrifying thing I have ever needed to create out of yarn. Those birds in flight didn’t just call to me, they screamed my name. I tried to bring all the different things those hours of research showed me together in a design that can be used to bring any majestic bird or fantasy creature, not just a peacock, to life with color and texture to achieve the look or feel each person would want in their blanket.

Hook size- I 5.5mm
Yarn- Red Heart Super Saver (or any worsted weight yarn)
Yardage- 7,800- 8,000 total yds. Please Note: Weights and measurements are for Red Heart Super Saver. If you choose to use another brand of yarn, which is perfectly ok, your amounts used could vary greatly from what is listed.
Color 1- Black 6 skeins approximately 1950 yds used.
Color 2- Pool 4 skeins approximately 1389 yds used.
Color 3- Dark Jade 2 skeins approximately 558 yds used.
Color 4- Jade 1 skein approximately 274 yds used.
Color 5- Freshmint 2 skeins approximately 406 yds used.
Color 6- Real Teal 3 skeins approximately 1050 yds used.
Color 7- Gold 2 skeins approximately 380 yds used.
Color 8- Macaw 3 skeins approximately 532 yds used.
Color 9- Royal 3 skeins approximately 1008 yds used
Color 10- Dark Orchid 1 skein approximately 258 yds used.

Finished size- approximately 8 ft (96 in) unblocked