raven is off the needles but was almost immediately grounded . . . not for long though—as soon as it is dry we will get some modeling shots.
and while it is pinned down, i am soaring. it’s beautiful.
the patterns look lovely next to each other and the textures are defined
the length worked out perfectly; trust in mathematics is restored. here you can see that it blocked out to have a back length of 30.5 inches, though i am sure it will spring back a bit, as i did pull tightly while blocking this one.
the span across the shoulders and top edge is approximately 74 inches.
i love how the yarn colors evoke a deep night sky with some pretty horizontal clouds across it.
you can see that the shoulder shaping adds an interesting line to the top edge while it is flattened here; once it is on the body, this will translate into a graceful drape from a fitted neck/shoulder to a full hem.
when at first it came off the needles it was MUCH smaller and the fabric compressed quite a bit. the edges looked ruffled enough to be real feathers.
and while it was tempting to leave it as is, the fit was a little skimpy that way
so i set to work and did some stretching. and some pinning