To make a long story short, the yarn factory apparently sent me an extra hank of yarn which never arrived (Merry Christmas to whoever got the package), so I enlisted the help of a lovely Norwegian lady from Ravelry, who very kindly took a trip to her local yarn barn to find the same yarn in seemingly the same dyelot, too. Cheers, Gaupe! We did a yarn swap and I sent her some of my favourite Finnish yarn in a deep turquoise colour. Turns out that I needed quite a lot of extra yarn - about 25 grams.
Pattern: Peacock Feathers Shawl
Designer: Dorothy Siemens
Source: Fiddlesticks Knitting
Finished Measurements: HUGE. 240cm wide and 110cm deep
Needles: 3.5mm bamboo circulars
Crochet Hook: 3.5mm addi
- Røros Tweed Brodergarn
- 100% pure new wool from the Spælsau sheep
- colour #351
- 225 grams used
This pattern is extremely well-written and the charts are ridiculously clear, which is what I expected for a pattern that costs $12. I would rate it as an intermediate level, mainly because of the third patterend section, where it is quite tricky to 'read' the lace and judge whether you've made a boo-boo (or even if you're in the right spot).
Blocking this was an affair in itself, as our floor rug at home wasn't wide enough to accommodate this shawl's tremendous wingspan. So I blocked the centre first and then did the tips separately later. Then, how to take pictures of this whopper? The only way I could manage to take a picture of the whole thing whilst in the house was to hang it up as a curtain, but after waiting impatiently for several days for the clouds and drizzle to clear, I headed down to the river to capture the great colour contrasts happening now during 'ruska', as is said in Finnish.