I really tried. I really did. But I failed. I was already working on the short rows and realised that I did not like the color combination I was using. It is not the yarn. It is lovely. Madeline Tosh Merino Light in the Smokestack, Corsage and Sequoia colorway (bought at Penelope Craft). Somehow, it didn’t feel right. I can’t explain. So, I ripped it out. Frogged it and started over with all those little leftover balls of sockwool I still have after finishing my third pair of Patchworksocks.
Modifications: I make a double yarnover on the backrows instead of a single one. This gives a bit more stretch to the border.
I am on the second part where you are supposed to work with the main color and the first other color. I am just ignoring this and make my way up to the short rows changing colors at random. Or when the leftover ball is finished.
I am sure I will make this shawl again the way it should be. That is with three colors the way Veera did it. But for now this is the way I choose to do it. Ask me again in a few weeks…if the shawl isn’t frogged by then.
On section 3: Not following the pattern with the increases. I increase 2 stitches on the RS with yarnovers. On the WS I increase 1 stitch with a yarnover. So, even more garter to do for me…
18/6 Started to bind off tonight. Before that I made some other alterations to the pattern. Instead of turning after three stitches with the short rows I progressed from 3 to 4 to 5 to 6 to 7 to 8 to 9 every few rows. Why? Because it seemed like a never ending story (shawl). I became very impatient with it. I want it of the needles as soon as possible. Can’t wait to see it of the needles. And I mean that in a good way… Not because I don’t like the pattern. I love the pattern.
Modelled by: Nina