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Monday, 1 June 2015

Rainbow Spiral Shells


I have been working on a special commission, which for me has been made a bit of a change, and as don't often knit to order. Some of my spiral shells, but in very specific colours. 


These colours were asked for in order to represent various stages in recovery. At first I had thought to knit the shells in pure bands of colour, but so that they still had a natural look, I decided to use the shell shade wool (Sirdar Crofters) together with each of the nine colours that had been asked for. This has made it an extremely firm knit, and I actually for the first time in my life have a knitting blister. But I was delighted with the way they have turned out, still looking very much as if they could be found on a beach.


It is really nice for me return to my own Spiral Shell pattern. But it was also fun to knit the shells in a slightly different way. Four shells delivered, but this is just the first batch, so back to the needles.

This is a really fun quick knit. The pattern is available in my Craftsy, Etsy and ravelry shops, and although I currently don't have any shells in my shop you can Etsy message me if you would like to order some.

32 comments:

  1. The colour effects are beautiful. Apart from the blister, I bet they are fun to knit.

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  2. Love it! So perfect for leftover yarn!

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  3. Great use of yarn, love the colors!

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  4. They are so sweet - love the colours.

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  5. They look fantastic. I love how natural the colors flow together. Sorry about the blister, as someone who knits tight I know the pain of a knitting blister.

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  6. Those look wonderful. I love how they look knitted with natural yarn intertwined with the colorful yarn.

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  7. very cute, and as I am a beginner knitter, please forgive the silly question. What do you do with them?

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    1. I keep mine on a shelf in the bathroom (along side some of my other knitted sea creatures).

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  8. How cute! I've never tried making something like this before. I've pinned some of the animals on Pinterest. They're all so sweet! Love the colors!

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  9. These are so funky! Love the idea of having them in the bathroom.

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  10. These Rainbow Shells are the coolest little things! Great decor pieces for the summer season, or a beach/nautical themed room.
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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  11. Very cool, I shared on social media.

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  12. I am totally in love with these, amazing! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  13. I think they look wonderful, the varied wool makes them look so good rather than plain. Hope the blister heals.

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  14. They are gorgeous, I really love the colours in them

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  15. These are so clever and look very realistic!

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  16. Oh these are beautiful! I love all the colours together and it makes them even more lovely that their is a special meaning behind them :)

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  17. Just amazing! Brilliant choice of yarn too :)

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  18. Fabulous colour mix, they look amazing x

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  19. I love their multicoloured look :)

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  20. Your shells look great in the multicoloured wool. I think they would look good on a mobile :)
    Jan x

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