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Responsibly Handmade Fashion by Jean Chung

[FO] handspun, handdyed, handknit shawl!

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So in preparation of my belated participation in the SPAKAL challenge (spin-to-knit), I first experimented with some undyed/natural wool I got that came with my wheel.  

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It was spun into 2-ply yarn and dyed it with some blue, green and red food colors. I just love dyeing with food coloring! I'm happy with the result, it looks so vintage.

Then I chose the pattern. It's "And So Are You" by Rose Beck.

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I modified it so that the body is St st and the ruffle is only 9 rows long. I was running out of yarn and unlike other commercial yarn, I can't just go out and buy more yarn! :P But because the yarn is a bit thicker than fingering weight, the row gauge was bigger than the pattern and even though I only did 205 sts wide, it still looks like a good size.