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“Summer Flies” Shawl/Scarf/Bib/Crap

August 10, 2010

Pattern: Summer Flies by Donna Griffin

Yarn: Bernat Satin, Bordeaux 1.5 skeins

Needles: US7

Start/Finish: Aug 4/Aug 9, 2010

Comments: I didn’t plan on blocking this but after looking at the pictures I think I might have to. Everything I don’t like about it would be fixed–the ruffle edge would be less ruffley, the knotted openwork would be more open, and the entire thing would be less stiff. I was hoping to have a scarf in the end but it looks like a bib. Whoops. I’m sure I would have been more pleased with the un-blocked FO had I not used an acrylic yarn. Silly me forgot how much of a beast it is blocking (or “killing”) acrylic.

I could also do without the picot edge. PITA.

The color is accurate in the first pic, for some reason the color in the second pic is washed out.

My slight discontent has nothing to do with the pattern though, just my stupidity with yarn choice.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 16, 2010 8:14 pm

    I love your shawl:)Hugs Darcy

  2. Carol permalink
    March 14, 2013 8:02 pm

    having issues just getting started…help, please?

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