Big fat purple birdsfoot
July 9, 2013
July 22, 2013

Big fat purple birdsfoot

Project info
Birdsfoot Fern by Laura Patterson
Neck / TorsoScarf
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
Me, or a dear friend. Eventually claimed by Siobhan, eldest grandchild.
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Baby camel down/silk
Light Fingering
1 skein = 306.2 yards (280.0 meters), 82 grams

Using TdF handspun baby camel down plied with silk from hankies. In all I used 75gr - this is a smaller version with only 22 pattern repeats of the main pattern. I think I could have added one extra repeat with the yran I have left.

This was a very quick knit - and I found the garter stitch part much quicker than I’d expected because of the short rows.

I see now it’s blocked that there are several things I could have done differently, but overall I’m very happy with it - it has drape, drape, drape and is very light and slightly fuzzy as well, without being so fuzzy as to obscure the detail.

The way the pattern is set out makes it easy to follow and I only had a little trouble interpreting it - I wasn’t familiar with ‘3 into 9’ so had to go and look it up online.

This has made me keen to get onto the next challenge!

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  • Project created: July 14, 2013
  • Finished: July 22, 2013
  • Updated: June 4, 2014
  • Progress updates: 3 updates