12 Aug 2007
Pretty as a Peacock Shawl - by Jae of Some Knitting Required. Here's the story and more pictures here.
Louet Gems Merino Pearl - fingering weight in a colour hand dyed by Jae.
Almost a full 3 100g skeins - it's a big shawl.
I really hope this pattern gets the recognition it deserves. It is amazing - textural, lacey and completely original.
I knitted this for Jae to test her charting - there really was no need as her charts were near perfect. But I was happy to do it because I wanted to say I was the first person to knit this shawl (bar the designer) in the world.
And now, sadly, I've got to let it go.
In the inimitable words of Exetor on Mork and Mindy (or perhaps it was Mork) - Fly. Be Free.