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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

In Dreams

When the cold of winter comes
Starless night will cover day
In the veiling of the sun
We will walk in bitter rain
But in dreams I still hear your name
And in dreams We will meet again
When the seas and mountains fall
And we come, to end of days
In the dark I hear a call
Calling me there I will go there
And back again

- Words and music by Fran Walsh and Howard Shore

In Dreams
(full pattern)

(includes $1 donation to Doctors without Borders)

beaded half circle shawl
from the needles of Susan Pandorf

Materials: 1300 – 1500 yds. Eos or other laceweight yarn
5000 size 8 seed beads (optional)
Model knit in 6 color Unique Sheep Gradiance - Abalone
size 3 (US) needles or to obtain gauge
Gauge (stockinette st - blocked): 7 st = 1 inch

Advanced Lace
Written & Charted


Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

WOW! The leaves on the edge of this are just STUNNING

also, what's the yarn you knit it with?

Susan Pandorf said...

Unique Sheep Eos

cybergran said...

what beads did you use with the abalone, Susan, - whatever I put with mine just does not look like yours

Susan Pandorf said...

8-0452 metallic dk blue iris


slavicdiva said...

Hi Susan!

This shawl is really beautiful, and I'm planning to make it!

One question: Did you use 4 or 6 oz. of EOS - or the 4 oz. with the extra skein? I don't want to run out!

Susan Pandorf said...

I used the 6

jossroll said...

Hello Susan,
I bought the 5 skein shawl kit at Unique Sheep. My question is do I respect the chart for 4 gradiance and use skein 5 on the last chart or do you have another gradiance for the 5 skein.

Jocelyn Boisvert

Susan Pandorf said...

Your safest bet is to dig through the KAL boards for the stitch total calculations one of the German knitters did - I copied her work into the announcement thread. The Unique Sheep formula is thrown off by the fact that in the outer leafy border, you do a lot of increases & decreases to make a thicker line between the leaves.

Or you can just do what I did, knit till you are growing short, then transition using the guidelines as a suggestion rather than a command.