Thursday, June 28, 2012

Winner, Wingspan Finale

I decided to draw one name to make one happy fiber artist, and the name was Denise who blogs at Voie de Vie. Denise, I will get in touch with you shortly.



Project:  Wingspan
Pattern Wingspan by maylin Tri'Coterie Designs, Ravelry free download 
Yarn:  Kauni 8/2 wool, about sports weight, purchase at Stitches West 2011 
Yardage 437.4 yards (400 meters) 
Needles: Size 6
Cast onApril 19, 2012
Cast off: June 20, 2012
Cost: $28
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Notes: This is my foray into popular pattern territory. I liked the pattern as soon as I saw it, asked my friends on Facebook if anyone else wanted to knit it, started a Knit-along group on Ravelry, which now has 280 members. It took me two months on and off to finish it, because it's all garter stitch and became my carry around project. I did forget to cast on the 16 stitches at the beginning on each triangle, which took a little time to fix as well. I ran out of yarn with less than 40 stitches left to cast off, but you can't tell I used a different yarn to finish the job.
end of Kauni
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18 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

Hooray for Denise!

I do love the Wingspan and even though I didn't get into the KAL, I will be knitting one...as soon as I complete my socks for NerdWars.

I like all of the comments and chatter in your Wingspan group on Ravelry too. Those will help when I do make mine.

AllyB said...

Magnificent! What size needle did you use? Yours is way more substantial than the one that I knit. I'm gonna have to give this pattern another try with a longer skein. Happy FAF!

Tawnee Isner said...

Your wingspan is lovely. I have this in my queue to make. I can't wait to start it XD

Heather Woollove said...

Wonderful Wingspan, Vivian!! Have a great weekend!

Wool Diaries said...

Outstanding Wingspan, having finished one last week I can appreciate the pain it must have been to fix the triangles and all the garter stitch it requires

Babajeza said...

Beautiful wingspan! I'm sure it makes you very happy!

Pumpkin said...

280 KAL members, that is so impressive! I have seen the pattern being knit by so many people, I'm not sure how I haven't cast on my own yet. I'm definitely inspired my yours because it turned out just gorgeous. Also, you got to try out your new model too!

Voie de Vie said...

Hey, I can't believe I won! Thanks so much! I pm'd you. :)

And your Wingspan turned out really well. I love that Kauni colorway with that pattern. Well done.

Pretty Mades said...

So so pretty! I plan to knit that one day.

Melissa Plank said...

Really beautiful shawl, very graceful lines. Lucky Voie de Vie, congratulations!

Spinster Beth said...

That is gorgeous! So versatile .. perhaps I will make one soon!

Kathryn Ray said...

I do like your new purple cable background. :-)

I think the wingspan looks best with long color changes, and looks absolutely sexy on your new mannequin. :-)

Congratulations to Denise! I wonder what your prize is. ;-)

Melissa said...

Beautiful.....Voie de Vie is a lucky girl.

Vivian said...

Thanks ladies! If you want to knit Wingspan, do check out the KAL group, just search Wingspan on Ravelry Groups and we are the only one :-)

Ally, I used size 6 needles, and Kauni is about sports weight. It drapes pretty nicely.

Kathryn, I'm glad you like the background. I was afraid it might be too strong. It's the actual color of the yarn (one of the squares for my Great American Aran Afghan).

Ness said...

Oh gosh! It's beautiful! I love that pattern!

Allison said...

That looks great! I didn't realize it knitted up that big. I thought it was more of a neck shawlette.

Nichole said...

OMG - that is gorgeous!!!

Emily said...

Stunning! May have to add this pattern to my never-ending queue ...