The intricacies of human encounters
September 12, 2011
August 10, 2012

The intricacies of human encounters

Project info
Legends Of The Shetland Seas by Hazel Carter
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
WalkCollection Silky Lace
none left in stash
2 skeins = 1530.0 yards (1399.0 meters), 200 grams


So, I just finished this. All in all it went smoothly, with only a couple frogging/tinking occurences (when will I learn not to knit lace when I’m talking to someone?).

For those interested in technical notes:

I skipped the extra 2 stitches on the edge, first because the instructions confused me, and then because I figured I wouldn’t finish in time if I knit them. For those of you willing to knit them and confused by the instructions, here’s Anne’s and Karen’s answers to my question about it:

“For those rows, you knit the first 2 stitches. Then turn the work and knit them again as you would on the wrong side rows. Then turn the work again (back to a right side row) and work the entire row from the beginning. This little bit of 2 “short rows” gives just a little extra stretch to that outer edge. “

“Basically, you are going back and forth within the row a little bit. So for row 4, you knit 2 stitches, then knit backward 2 stitches back to the beginning of row 4. Then you knit across row 4 as charted. Do the same thing for row 8. The reason the designer tells you to knit backward for the 2 stitches is that it would be a pain to turn the work just to purl back 2 stitches, then turn again to knit row 4. If you are not familiar with the “knitting back backwards” technique, I would recommend looking it up on YouTube or a another resource.”

Also, I found it helped to put a marker on the right side of the work just before beginning the first dewdrop band, to be sure to pick up the stitches from the right end for the second set of Chart C repeats.

All right, this is the start of a project for the long haul…I plan to finish this sometimes next year, hopefully before I go back to NYC in the summer, where the recipient lives… I sense many hours of loving this, but also many hours of tinking and going cross eyed over the very small needles! :)

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50% Silk, 50% Merino
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  • Originally queued: July 19, 2011
  • Project created: September 12, 2011
  • Finished: August 10, 2012
  • Updated: November 12, 2014
  • Progress updates: 9 updates