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Finished
January 24 2016
February 21 2016
Project info
Winter Wheat
Recuerdos de infancia by Gabriela
Crochet
unblocked 58 x 27.5"; blocked 67 x 29"
Hooks & yarn
3.5 mm (E)
Misti Alpaca Lace Solids
118 yards in stash
2.55 skeins = 1114.4 yards (1019.0 meters), 127 grams
Yellow-orange
WEBS
2011
Notes

A shawl of firsts - my first dyeing with lace weight yarn - first gradation dyeing with skeins rather than sock blanks - first shawl with over 2000 beads. Second time with this beautiful pattern though.

I had a strong impulse to gradation dye this yarn, after crocheting up 39 gm. for the shawl body. I split the other 2 skeins into four 25 gm. skeins and dyed them. (All three skeins were underweight by 2 to 3 gm.) Yarn from 2011.

Did 47 body rows before the border. Added two extra mesh rows in the border.

Beads in Border
Row 2: 145 beads
Row 3: 150 beads
Row 4: 150 beads
Row 5: ~300 beads
Row 6: ~ 150 beads
Row 7: none
Row 8: ~170 beads
Row 9: ~ 185 beads
Row 10: ~ 200 beads
Row 11: ~ 200 beads
Row 12: ~ 200 beads
Row 13: none
Row 14: ~ 263 beads and 102 @ 4mm. red topaz bicones

Total= Approx. 2215 beads, mostly size 11 Toho, but about 100 4mm. red topaz bicones too.

Finished crocheting Feb. 17. Started sewing in ends.

To counteract the slight curl on the top edge, I added;

  • row 1 - sc
  • rows 2 & 3 - alternating sc and dc
  • row 4 - sc

Blocking Feb. 20.

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Finished
January 24 2016
February 21 2016
 
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  • Project created: January 25, 2016
  • Finished: February 21, 2016
  • Updated: May 7, 2017
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