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Loren shawl
December 1, 2016
January 30, 2017
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Loren shawl
Loren by Gudrun Johnston
benedikto on ravelry
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Design.Club.DK Duo Merino

Dec 8th: The pattern is well written and clear, but I think I bit of more than I can chew. The garter panel was easy, but my inexperience with shawl knitting means that I struggle with the lace part. I have a hard time reading my knitting to identify where I have made mistakes, and I keep forgetting to do all the yarns overs. Considering I cast on just two weeks before the deadline of my master thesis also means that I don’t have quite as much available headspace as usual. I am powering through, though, because I think the shawls is beautiful, and I want to improve my lace knitting skills. I am already noticing improvements in my ability to read my knitting (though not, unfortunately, any improvements on the YO front yet).

Dec 26th: I have started to get into the swing of things a bit more. I remember to do almost all the YOs, and I’ve gotten way better at reading my knitting. Something still went wrong somewhere, and I got too many stitches after the garter rows between the lace panels. I ripped back a few rows, so now I have the correct number of stitches, but a smaller garter strip. I suspect the true problem lies further behind, but I am not ripping out any more than I have to.

Jan 11th: I’m ripping out my first attempt at the edging and starting over. I didn’t read the chart well enough and got goofed up. Instead of knitting YO, SSSK on the end of the even numbered rows I knit YO, K1, SSSK, which meant I was decreasing 2 stitches from the body of the shawl and adding an extra stitch to the edging every second row. Hopefully, second time’s the charm.

Jan 26th: I’m finally getting the hang of the edging. Now that I’ve figured it out it’s actually pretty easy. I’m about 1/3 of the way around the edge.

I started with 139 grams of yarn.

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by Design.Club.DK
Light Fingering
100% Merino
591 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: December 8, 2016
  • Finished: December 9, 2017
  • Updated: June 7, 2018