First Shawl - this is my 3rd attempt at it. First time reading lace charts for shawls and it’s confusing to me. I have the first part down pat - hopefully will get it down pat once I get the gist and feel of the pattern - fingers crossed
Loving the yarn so far! Been ripped back 3 times and still all in like a trooper! Pleasantly surprised by the strength of this alpaca - oh and my first alpaca knit too
- Chart A done
- life line in
This is where it all went sideways on me the 2nd attempt
This is going to be a gorgeous shawl and I’m super excited about it and keep saying - just one more row LOL even when my eyesight is all blurry
I think I have to rip my shawl out and start again.
Every now and then I give it atug here and there to make sure nothing is going to come out - well just about every time I give it a tug it unravels a bit here and there - I’ve fixed it, but I do find that unraveling alarming. I would so hate if I got it done and missed one of those spots and then the bloody thing unraveled while blocking
So as painful as it is - total frogging is in it’s immediate future and then restarting it again.
- frogged and restarted
- lifeline inserted after Chart A - the linelifes are a pain - I will chance it and just put them after each chart section.
I’ve discovered my basic issues is I don’t have lace needles. They would definitely help me with this pattern - if I’m going to continue to do lace / shawls - I will need to invest in some lace knitting needles.