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Queen of Rainbows
September 7 2017
October 27 2017
Project info
Queen of Rainbows
Jokulsarlon by The Queen of Purls
ambermoggie on ravelry
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
sparkleduck Galaxy
2.9 skeins = 1268.6 yards (1160.0 meters), 290 grams

I bought the rainbow gradient on a whim from Heather and Michael in March. I had no idea that it would be the last time I would ever see Heather.

I made a few false starts on lacier shawls over the summer for Amber, before I had the idea for this one. The main colour purple was a 150g skein of Galaxy that was languishing in a long neglected WIP. One quick unravel later and it became this shawl.

I followed the Jokulsarlon pattern as directed until the chevron section. The chevrons are in stocking stitch. The pattern directs six miniskeins, but I had seven, so I had to make some modifications. The first four chevrons are 18 rows each, the next two are 16 rows, and the final chevron is only 15 rows, for which I had to change colours on the right side not the wrong side. I did agonise about that.

When I returned to the main colour I added another stocking stitch chevron before returning to the garter main body pattern.

As some rows contain a triple increase the edge is gently undulated. I took care to block gently to avoid distorting the edge.

It is huge!

I found this easy enough to knit at the pub, but interesting enough to keep me motivated.

I hope that Amber likes it. I chose the combination of purple and rainbows especially for her. I’m delighted to have used Heather’s special yarn on a special project for a special person.

Credit to Stephen Allport for photography, and thanks to Socksprite for gifting me this pattern for my birthday.

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by sparkleduck
75% Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Stellina
437 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: November 12, 2017
  • Finished: November 12, 2017
  • Updated: November 13, 2017