FO - Feather & Fan Comfort Shawl

Here is the Feather & Fan Comfort Shawl that I did for my sister, Cheryl. I had myself a Marathon Knitting Weekend and just finished getting it pinned down to the blocking table. It is so colorful and I love the way the custom dyed hanks flow from one to the next. The yarn was custom dyed by Cathi Nuelle from

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great work, Thor. The way those colorways blend together, you'd never believe they weren't one dyelot. Just gorgeous. Lucky sister, indeed. Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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MMario's picture

Great job; it looks fantastic.

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It is still singing Oranges and Lemons! You have done a great job and the way the colours have blended together is just fabulous. I'm sure your sister will love it.

ManMadeKnits's picture

Oh, Bill! I love it!

To be honest, I would have been timid to use such vibrant colors out of fear of creating something just plain LOUD, but the multiple colorways here work SO WELL! I agree with Joe-in-Wyoming--You'd never guess they were more than one dyelot.

If you turn it upside-down, I think it kinda looks like a sunset in oil paint...

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Aaronknits's picture

I'm way more than timid when it comes to colors. Your shawl is just brilliant! Great job!

chipsir's picture

just to nice for words...I love it and I am sure sis will as well.

TheKnittingMill's picture

This is a BEAUTIFUL piece of art! Can we say color theory!!! Wow, I think I've looked at the pics 6 times now since I've gotten home from work. Congratulations--she will adore it!

TheKnittingMill's picture

Can you give some specs?

Thor's picture

I used single ply Merino, about as thick as a pencil roving. Had it custom dyed in the various colors seen. Knitted it up using US Size 11 needles and followed the "Feather & Fan Comfort Shawl" free pattern from Ravelry. You start with three fans on each side of the shawl and increase by two each side with each pattern repeat. I had seven rows of fans on each side of the shawl... though I only made the last two about half the length. Blocked, the shawl is approximately 7 foot wide (along the top edge) by 3-1/2 foot down the center of the back.

rjcb3's picture


That is beautiful!!!

Excellent work.

The colours actually remind me of when I was on Guam! I really "feel" that sunset that ManMadeKnits suggested earlier -- a really peaceful tropical sunset...the golden colours filling the sky, with the concentrated reds toward the centre and then the greens for a palm tree here and there, accentuated by those unmatched blues gently touching the shore...

...was I rambling? Well, it's gorgeous! She's a lucky girl, your sister.


Thor's picture

Wow, Robert... you made me go there!! Can I go back??

rjcb3's picture

...only if I can stow away and accompany!

I love that place so much!
I miss that place so much!


crmartin's picture

Beautiful job, you've come a long way in a short time.