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Nymphalidea
Nymphalidea by Melinda VerMeer
Knitting
Needle and yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
899 yards
Malabrigo Yarn Sock
1 skein = 440.0 yards (402.3 meters), 100 grams
Black
The Loopy Ewe in Fort Collins, Colorado
Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball
1 skein = 459.0 yards (419.7 meters), 100 grams
Green
The Loopy Ewe in Fort Collins, Colorado
Notes

My Camp Loopy 2014 project for June. I did some mods to this project:

Once I got to 18 repeats of Wedge D, I started decreasing at the top edge to dramatically slow down the rate of increase.

I worked until I had 36 repeats of Wedge D, then I worked two rows of the solid color so that I was back at the top edge, then picked up and knit stitches long the top edge. When I had 2 live stitches remaining before the top edge, I slipped those 2, picked up 1 at the beginning of the top edge, and passed the 2 slipped stitches over -- decreasing 2 stitches. This was to lessen the “corner” at the junction of the top edge and the live stitches on the needle.

I then turned and worked a 3-stitch applied i-cord along the top edge, attaching to the shawl by working the third stitch together with a live stitch from the stitches picked up along the top edge. When I got to the junction of top edge and lives stitches, I once again decreased 2 stitches in the same manner as above. This pretty much gave me a straight edge, no corner at all!

To block I steamed the piece carefully with my steam iron, opening up the lace wedges as I worked. The finished shawl is about 88” along the top edge -- nice and long!

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Finished
June 1 2014
June 8 2014
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Sock
by Malabrigo Yarn
Light Fingering / 3 ply
100% Merino
440 yards / 100 grams
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Crazy Zauberball
by Schoppel-Wolle
Fingering / 4 ply
75% Wool, 25% Nylon
459 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: June 1, 2014
  • Finished: June 9, 2014
  • Updated: June 10, 2014