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Dovetail Shawl
Dovetail Shawl by Judy Marples
Me ?!?!
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US 5 - 3.75 mm

February 2015 - Here I am a good third of the way through this project with no notes yet! Terrible. Let’s see…

Started this on August 8. Found the pattern on Ravelry and really liked it. Needed the color-change yarn - so I wasn’t going to make it, but I was having an indulgent streak. Bought the yarn at Yarnology. Not sure I really like the color choices - was trying to find the most prismatic color shifts. This is either going to be fantastic or awful!

Had a couple glitches at the beginning and had to restart a few times. Looking at the photos helped translate the written instructions. and helped me figure out which color was going to be dominant and which was the other. Hint - I want the slipped stitches at the inside edge of the selvedge to be the solid color - that’s not all that obvious in the instructions.

Would work on this more often, but have so many knitting commitments that it gets set aside a lot. Also, now that it’s growing, it’s taking longer to work across the rows. Still, I’ve figured out the rhythm of the pattern and know what the checkpoints are to tell when I’ve messed up, so I mess up less now! But I do print out a fresh copy of the main graph page and check of each set of rows as work them. The graph is not that visually helpful as far as seeing where the diagonal lines are heading.

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  • Project created: August 8, 2014
  • In progress: August 8, 2014
  • Updated: February 21, 2015
  • Progress updates: 3 updates