Tuesday, August 17, 2010

everything that glitters

on a mission to actually use some yarn that's been around for a while, the chickadee suitcases were packed with several skeins from the stash. dream in color starry was singled out for the prized position of carry-on yarn. armed with size 6 bamboo needles that the tsa dare not take away and a sweet shawl pattern, we were cleared for take off and cast-on before we hit cruising altitude.

by the end of the trip, the shaelyn shawl (ravelry link) was completely knit. it was a great pattern for vacation, with a mix of stockinette and an easy to memorize lace pattern. rows were clear enough to count and keep track of. starry has quite a bit more yardage than called for, so one additional repeat was added. final verdict, a well written pattern that was a pleasure to knit.

starry was a bit tough to photograph, the actual color is more saturated and the silver strand throughout is more visible. as with the other dream in color yarns that i've worked with in the past, this softens considerably in the bath. it is a fun yarn to work with...something a little different while still maintaining the subtle color changes that makes hand dyed yarns so lovely.

for more on this project, see the ravelry page.


Anonymous said...

It is just "lovely"....what a great project for vacation! I just love it....kd

Trillian42 said...

It's gorgeous!

I have eyeballed Starry a few times but never bought it - how did you find it to knit?

Anonymous said...

Pretty pretty pretty.