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Old 12-07-2005, 04:58 AM   #1
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Comfort Shawl
I AM IN LOVE!

I figure this has probably been around the forum before, but just in case, wanted to post it.

Feather & Fan Comfort Shawl

I've been starting and ripping a prayer shawl for my sister over and over since October, but after only about 20 rows of this, I fell totally in love with it and my love grows deeper the more I knit. It's easy enough that it's not driving me insane, but there's enough of a challenge to make it fun and not much in the pesky purling department. (The F&F patterns have always had a P row after the F&F row, but this one has K and I LOVE the ridge it makes!)

There is a garter stitch one here from the same designer:

Comfort Shawl

She's got lots of neato patterns! I was short on my Encore so I picked up Lion Wool Ease on sale at Joann's to complement because the content is almost identical and it's coming out just fabulous!!! Just wanted to share!
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Old 12-07-2005, 08:45 AM   #2
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It's so nice to love what you're knitting! I'm glad you found that pattern.
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Old 12-07-2005, 08:45 AM   #3
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That is lovely. What colors are you using? :XX:
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Old 12-07-2005, 08:57 AM   #4
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Re: Comfort Shawl
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It's easy enough that it's not driving me insane, but there's enough of a challenge to make it fun and not much in the pesky purling department.
Those are EXACTLY the patterns I love!! What yarn, please??
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:05 AM   #5
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well, i'm not done choosing colors yet! not on purpose. i bought 6 skeins of this Lion Wool Ease on sale at Joann
thinking I was doing another shawl, but wound up hating that one. so when i found this pattern, i pulled out the yarn i bought in october to make her shawl, which are both Plymouth Encore, the Candy Cane is their Colorspun (just about the same content. Wool Ease is 80% acrylic 20% wool, Plymouth is 75% acrylic 25% wool): The wool ease is a little more splitty than the encore, but works up just as beautiful, I must say.

and this:



so now i have to go back to joann today to exchange 4 of the pink heather for 2 or 3 more colors, depending on what they have. i'm hoping to find a green and blue to coordinate at the very least. wish me luck!
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Re: Comfort Shawl
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It's easy enough that it's not driving me insane, but there's enough of a challenge to make it fun and not much in the pesky purling department.
Those are EXACTLY the patterns I love!! What yarn, please??
The pattern says anything you feel like! Even better! I think her sample was made with DK wools? (I bet Merino Style would be wicked fabulous) The Wool Ease/Encore combo on US 8 needles is coming out gorgeous so far. It probably could go down to a 7, but I find with the smaller needles the Feather & Fan gets obscured a bit. This really is like the funnest pattern I've done in forever, Kelly! I am SO enjoying it, I can't put it down! I'm all bummed out because I'm stuck until Joann opens so I can get the new colors. I knit until I couldn't anymore! It really is magical the way the pattern works too! She's got this diagram of how it goes and I was like, what?! And I didn't get it until I was about 20 rows into it and I was like ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and it was just fascinating to me. It still is. I keep shifting it to the cable just to see it growing in this magical way!
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And it will be SOFTER on the bigger needles, too!
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totally! i am not going to be able to wait until it's done to post a pic, so i will compromise and wait at least until i have the other colors incorporated. i just wish i found this sooner. i needed to make the shawl back in october, and now her birthday is tomorrow. as much as i am enjoying knitting it, i don't think i'll be done in time! it will hopefully be a birthmas gift at the latest.
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p.s. i forgot to include the other link to her site. there are quite a few free patterns in many categories

Free Pattern Index from Knitting-And.com
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I've made that one and I used a variegated cotton yarn. I left off the fringe and added a ruffle for a border instead.
It's definitely a great pattern and works out well in many different types of yarn for sure!
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