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Sugared Violets
Finished
June 23 2015
September 19 2015
Project info
Sugared Violets
Sugared Violets by Rose Beck
Knitting
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
One Twisted Tree BFL Prime
1 skein = 461.0 yards (421.5 meters), 100 grams
Purple
Notes

I worked the smaller size but did 4 repeats of the lace and row 1 of a 5th repeat before I started to get concerned about running out of yarn. I did probably 5 or so rows of garter at the bottom of the shawl.

I knit this with the BFL Prime yarn from One Twisted Tree and it has so much life. I know that’s not really what people want to hear with a lace detail, but it just holds the lace a bit differently than a drapey merino. I am really pleased with it.

I ripped this shawl back twice. The first time, I came back to my shawl, like you do, and my notes said I should be ready for one row and I thought I maybe didn’t count off a row so I ended up doing the wrong row and it wasn’t until I was nearly done that I could clearly see that my lace pattern wasn’t right.

I took a deep breath and ripped it out about a row before row 3 of the lace because I thought that would be easy to see. Then I tinked back from there to a point where I could recover.

I finished the shawl, but didn’t notice at first that as I was running out of yarn I ended my lace pattern on row 3 that increases the number of stitches and is later reduced again on row 5 (though it clearly states this in the pattern). So what I ended up doing was creating a ruffled edge and my garter border of two rows was just not enough for the bottom of the shawl. It was rolling and it just looked too thin. A thicker garter would hold it down and give it a bit of a more dramatic border. I ripped out again to row 1 of the lace then started my garter border until I started to run out of yarn and then cast off.

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June 23 2015
September 19 2015
 
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by One Twisted Tree
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75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Nylon
461 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: June 26, 2015
  • Updated: September 21, 2015