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Frozen Fields
Finished
March 14 2019
April 19 2019
Project info
Frozen Fields
Frozen Fields by Veera Välimäki
Knitting
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1,259 yards
A Hundred Ravens Iachos
120 yards in stash
0.7 skeins = 280.0 yards (256.0 meters), 70 grams
Blue-green
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight
0.18 skeins = 74.8 yards (68.4 meters), 27 grams
Blue-purple
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight
0.2 skeins = 73.5 yards (67.2 meters), 29 grams
Green
Gobsmacked indigodragonfly's CaribouBaa
0.13 skeins = 56.5 yards (51.7 meters), 13 grams
Blue-green
Gobsmacked indigodragonfly's CaribouBaa
0.28 skeins = 121.8 yards (111.4 meters), 28 grams
Blue
Lichen and Lace 80/20 Sock
0.25 skeins = 91.3 yards (83.5 meters), 25 grams
Blue-green
Riverside Studio Supersock Superwash Merino Nylon Fingering
0.25 skeins = 95.7 yards (87.5 meters), 25 grams
Blue
Riverside Studio Supersock Superwash Merino Nylon Fingering
0.25 skeins = 87.5 yards (80.0 meters), 25 grams
Natural/Undyed
Riverside Studio Supersock Superwash Merino Nylon Fingering
0.25 skeins = 87.5 yards (80.0 meters), 25 grams
Blue-green
Riverside Studio Supersock Superwash Merino Nylon Fingering
0.25 skeins = 87.5 yards (80.0 meters), 25 grams
Blue-green
Van Der Rock Yarns Super Sock
338 yards in stash
1 skein = 169.0 yards (154.5 meters), 50 grams
Blue-green
Van Der Rock Yarns
October 26, 2011
coriand3r knits SW Merino Sock
0.08 skeins = 34.8 yards (31.8 meters), 8 grams
Blue-green
Notes

25-03-2019

I’m a little worried by the increase rate on this -- 6 sts every 2 rows -- which is lending quite a ruffly effect. We’ll see how it blocks out! The diagram/schematic is not particularly useful, and there are no photos of the shawl laid flat to compare to. (The reality of working from a new pattern, not one that’s been knit up hundreds of times already!)

I’ve overdyed some of the mobmas colours and added a couple of other stash yarns to increase my available yardage, and to smooth the transitions between colours.

07-04-2019

I worked up a spreadsheet with stitch counts and percentages for the pattern. You couldn’t knit just from the numbers — you need the pattern to tell you how to do the increases and lace — so I feel okay about sharing this. If it’s useful to anyone else, the spreadsheet is here. I am using it to calculate overall yardage requirements and how far each bit of yarn will take me.

19-04-2019

The pattern calls for just two garter bumps (four rows) after the lace. I’ve gone for three (six rows) just for a stronger edge, and to more fully fade in the navy.

19-04-2019

Bound off! I used the Icelandic bind-off, which matches garter stitch well and which has a good amount of stretch.

I am in love with the colour progression — even though I now have 28 ends to weave in — but not so much in love with the shape.

There is SUCH a lot of gathering along the increase edge, and there’s a hump at the start of the shawl. I’m hoping that a thorough blocking will help ease the puckering.

The finished shape bears little resemblance to the schematic in the pattern. I can see that if I suspended it from the two points, it would sort of be that shape, but with massive ruffling. I can also see that the blocked shawl will be a reasonable match for the modelled shots of the shawl in the pattern, so it’s not that I think I knit this wrong! I’m disappointed that the pattern wasn’t more explicit about the shape — a flat-lay photo would be a very valuable addition.

Aside from that, the instructions were clear, and the knitting was pleasant and easy.

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April 19 2019
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  • Project created: March 14, 2019
  • Updated: May 12, 2019
  • Progress updates: 11 updates