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Lace Chart Hell Omorika
Omorika by Kayla White
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud Fingering
none left in stash
2 skeins = 400.0 yards (365.8 meters), 100 grams
Knit Picks
December 29, 2016

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

If I can’t get this going I’m going to do the Ashton Shawlette as it has a tutorial for reading lace charts and is just as pretty as Omorika


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


  • 2nd repeat Chart B done

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


  • 3rd repeat done chart B - one more repeat to go
  • lifeline


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.

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100% Alpaca
200 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: March 19, 2017
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