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Rifts in the Sunset
April 20 2018
April 26 2018
Project info
Rifts in the Sunset
Rift by Laura Aylor
Me & Cat
gaugedyeworks on ravelry
adjusted for skein weight
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
20 stitches = 4 inches
in lightly blocked garter stitch
Gauge Dye Works SHAWL: MCN Fingering (self-striping)
144 yards in stash
0.76 skeins = 456.0 yards (417.0 meters), 129 grams

Adjusting using the ⅓ to ⅔ method to use the most of this skein without ruining out!

Weighed skein after winding and starting a little bit: 175g

⅓ use: 58g, 117g remaining for decrease sections.

Shawl end weight: 129g
Remaining yarn weight: 41g

So after the last vein of lace in this shawl, I weighed my yarn, and thought that I maybe could have done the 5th increase repeat and had enough yarn to knit the whole shawl, but based on the ⅓ ⅔ calculations I didn’t. I decided instead of ripping the whole decrease section out (⅔ of the shawl total) I was just going to see how it went. If this hadn’t had a firm deadline I might have tried to reknit it (deadline: May 12, so I could’ve done it, but it would’ve been worrying if I had run out).

I think if I was going to knit this again with the same yarn (which I’d definitely recommend, it’s stunning!) I would go up a needle size or two from the recommended size in the pattern, I used a 3.5mm, and I think a 3.75mm or 4.0mm would’ve used up more of the yarn without sacrificing the integrity of the garter stitch/lace combination.

Instead, I’m adding tassels! To both of the long ends of the shawl, I think this will be fun, and help give a little bit of weight to the ends of the shawl to keep them in place.

More pictures to come!

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by Gauge Dye Works
70% Merino, 20% Cashmere goat, 10% Nylon
405 yards / 115 grams
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  • Project created: April 21, 2018
  • Finished: April 26, 2018
  • Updated: July 26, 2018
  • Progress updates: 8 updates