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Wild Swan MKAL
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October 27 2018
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Wild Swan MKAL
Wild Swan by Anne-Lise Maigaard & Nim Teasdale
Needles & yarn
Vivid Fiber Arts Lux XL (High Twist Tencel Base)
385 yards in stash
0.58 skeins = 603.2 yards (551.6 meters), 130 grams
Vivid Fiber Arts

Wild Swan

New Year’s MKAL - Wild Swan is a collaborative creation from Anne-Lise Maigaard and myself.

Dates: It will begin on New Year’s Day, with the 4 parts being released on the 1st, 3rd, 5th &12th
Yardage: 600 - 700m
Yarn: Fingering or heavy lace weight; solid, semi-solid, or gradient
Beads: 1100 (or 1908 for the die hards!) size 6/0 or 7/0 beads (Optional)
Skill Level: Intermediate
Shawl type top down crescent
Pattern: Charts only

Come and join us here for a fun, magical, mystery holiday knit!

Notes on my yardage:

End r60=195g
 (18g used)
End r71=185.6 (28g used)
End r80=178.6 (35g used)
End r90=169g (44g used)
End r94=165 (48g used)
End r111=144.5 (69g used)
Gap here because I was working in damp conditions and my weights were off.
End r142, BO=83g rem (130g used, weighed after drying.)

I just had one of those moments of perfect serendipity! We’ve had 3 attempts at a photoshoot for my Wild Swan for the upcoming MKAL, and each time something has gotten in the way - flooding in Venice, gastro in the Austrian Alps, and after camping in the little medieval town of Rothenburg last night, it was drizzling this morning.. Tomorrow is our last travelling day before returning the van and leaving Europe, so time is getting short! We were driving up the Nektar river today, making our way back to The Netherlands, when we spied a picturesque spot beside the river. A wide, still river, reflecting the glowing autumn foliage, and a proper looking castle in the background. Phew! I whip off my two jackets, don the shawl and start .. well.. swanning around for the camera, and just as we were about to pack up, a pair of swans sails up river. I grab a pretzel to lure them in , and they happily join in the photoshoot. I can’t share J’s photos yet, this being an MKAL, but there were some rippers! They came right up, and I had to mind my P’s and Q’s, as the cob had some very definite opinions about quite a few things (such as who owned the bread in my hand, who can look who in the eye, and who is allowed to spread their wings/arms out..) and swans can have a nasty bite..

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100% Tencel
1040 yards / 225 grams

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  • Project created: October 25, 2018
  • Updated: April 12, 2019
  • Progress updates: 2 updates