Finished Object: From Fluff to Stuff

I finished a thing and finally got the opportunity to take a couple of photographs between the rain. This is my Fichu Bleu shawl. The pattern is nice and clear with simple blocks of stockinette and broken rib. Despite this I still went wrong and made my sections of stockinette too deep, which is a good lesson in reading the pattern through to the end rather than assuming I know what I’m doing.

It’s made from these beautiful Fellview Fibre gradient batts in merino. I spun these from the fold but the year it took me to spin them meant that my drafting technique was a bit free and easy to be honest. The singles were then chain plied.

In the end I don’t think my mix and match drafting technique mattered too much in the final finished object. It’s got some nice drape to it despite being a bit more substantial for cooler days. I love the colour changes but with hindsight I think they obscure the side panels of broken rib. I had no real idea what this yarn was going to be so this was a pattern picked knowing what yarn I had on hand and how much but I think it’s worked out well.

Now I just need to figure out how to wear a shawl.

Author: ceulanfibres

Knitter. Spinner. Sometimes weaver and dyer.

4 thoughts on “Finished Object: From Fluff to Stuff”

  1. I loved seeing the start to finish images. It really came out beautifully. I’m an advocate of shawl pins for shapes like this one. I hate having to keep adjusting it, and I don’t always want all the fabric bunched up around my neck. I tend to put a pin in place and wear them like a little capelet over something neutral so I don’t have to fuss with it much. Hope you have lots of excuses to wear this one!

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