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Line Break Shawl
Finished
April 27 2014
July 20 2014
Project info
Line Break Shawl
Line Break by Veera Välimäki
Knitting
Me
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
210 yards in stash
2.5 skeins = 1049.9 yards (960.0 meters)
Purple
Die Mercerie in München, Bayern
April 19, 2014
Notes
  • started April 27, 2014, finished July 20, 2014
  • using needles US6 / 4.0mm (KnitPro wood needles - next time look for some with real points!) and 2.5 skeins of MadelineTosh Merino Light
  • started 5 times due to problems with knitting instruction (first time knitting without chart, first time lace), but finally figured out pattern
  • tried using stitch markers, but ended up using them just for marking the row, not slipping them
  • working with japanese short rows instead of W&T (I think, at least according to video), using a bobby pin: http://youtu.be/iiyz8aClRWU?t=7m19s
  • Very helpful comment by arose414 in thread “Line Break” : “When you have less than 15 sts after your previous turn, and thus cannot turn again, knit to the end & remember your last yo. When you turn the work, that ws row is row 14. You then do another regular rs row, and another ws and rs. So after completing 13-which had all the short rows on it, you will knit 5 more rows (14-18)of the ‘regular’pattern….k across back, 4 yos each rs row…before the eyelet row, a ws, rs,ws and into the short rows again.”
  • I ended up having 17 sts after the last wrapped st, so when I would turn for another time, there would just be 2sts left, and the W&T would have exactly been at the point to yo. So I only counted 13 sts, turned and had still enough sts left when I came back on the next WS to close the gap and add a proper end pattern (yo, k2)
  • May 31st, 2014: Used up 1 skein on the pic with the vase (after almost 4 eyelet rows/pattern repeats)… seems so small!?
  • Used up 2nd skein for the last 2 pattern repeats and half of 3rd skein for eyelet row border.
  • Modifications: Knitted 6 pattern repeats in total (instead of 5 as instructed) and 9 eyelet rows for border to make it really broad.
  • Used Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off by Jeny Staiman (curiousjeny). Perfect Video Tutorial by Cat Bordhi. As I’m a very tight knitter, this bind-off was the solution.
  • Another helpful comment by arose414 on how to block the final shawl. Blocked it overnight with T-pins and nylon thread. I didn’t wet the shawl before, but steam-ironed it (without pressing the iron to the shawl, just the steam). Next time maybe better using blocking wires, nylon thread is not reliable combined with heat.
  • Additional note: Don’t use transparent nylon thread either. Very hard to see. ;)
  • Discussed some problems I had with it here.

Edit: After wearing it several times, it shrunk back to its smaller size. Guess it’s because I just steam ironed the shawl, but not wet blocked it. So I washed and reblocked it (now I own blocking wires, yay!) and it turned out heavenly large… and stays like this. Result: Always wet-block your knittings. :)

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Finished
April 27 2014
July 20 2014
 
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by madelinetosh
Fingering
100% Merino
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  • Originally queued: April 20, 2014
  • Project created: April 27, 2014
  • Finished: July 21, 2014
  • Updated: June 4, 2015
  • Progress updates: 5 updates