Finished Object: Daybreak Shawl


Pattern: Daybreak by Stephen West
Made For: myself
Needle: US 4
Yarn: Cascade Heritage (main), Ella Rae Lace Merino (red border), Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails in 7 colors (stripes)
Completed: March 2, 2015

Ampersand has very strong feelings about the order in which I should use my Tosh #UnicornTails.

When Madelinetosh unicorn tails (50 yard mini-skeins of fingering-weight yarn) came to my local yarn store, I started searching for a project that I could do with a bunch of them. Eventually I came across a sample of the Daybreak shawl — perfect match!


I also haven’t knit this style of shawl/wrap before, so I look forward to learning how it can be worn. I need variety from all of my cowls and infinity scarves!

Just finished binding off one hundred million stitches and my hands ache but - worth it!

Pretending I'm in Tuscany for just a little while.

Of course I didn’t think ahead of time of how many ends there would be to weave in. I hate this part of projects, but I got it done after buckling down a little bit. (Wine helps.)

I made the large size, which meant extra colored stripes and an extra wide border. It was a very easy knit for the most part, but I did start to loose steam on finishing when I had what felt like about a thousand stitches in each row. I perservered, though! Must finish projects. That is my goal this year.


I am in love with the colors on this piece. Adding little bits of bright and playful to my day is always welcome.


The Ella Rae Lace (red border) started to feel a little strange on my finger tips. I don’t quite know how to describe it. Maybe a little abrasive? I’m not sure why — maybe the texture of how it was plied? Or maybe I was just really sick of knitting this.

See the detail page on Ravelry.

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