Waiting for the Sun
August 30, 2020
September 26, 2020

Waiting for the Sun

Project info
Waiting for the Sun by Ute Nawratil
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1,217 yards
Lang Yarns Mille Colori Baby
312 yards in stash
2.5 skeins = 519.5 yards (475.0 meters), 125 grams
October 25, 2019
Schachenmayr Regia Uni Solids, Marls & Heathers 4-fädig | 4 ply
221 yards in stash
1.52 skeins = 698.2 yards (638.4 meters), 152 grams
October 25, 2019

This is the video I used for help with the “magic circle”/pinhole caston. To me, it’s easier using a crochet hook as compared to the video link the designer provided.

On the Sunbeams Segment 1, when I--and others--got to Row 4, the B color was at the “wrong” end of the needle. What fixed this for me was realizing that in row 1, after you work the p 11, k2 together in Color B, you don’t just continue on with Color A. You’ve ended Row 1. So after that you turn the work and do Row 2 by working in Color A, “over” the stitches you just worked in Row 1.

In the Sunbeams Section 1, Row 3 is worked in Color “A” and Row 5 is worked in Color “B.”

At the end of the SunBeams Section you are to pick up and knit 62 stitches. The photo shows the working yarn coming from the left side of the photo with a garter ridge visible. So I decided to use the Color B strand from the sunbeam section to pick up and knit the stitches and then knit back one row to create a garter ridge. You need to have the new section start with a right side row.

You need to knit a row 128 before casting on for the triangle section.

In the linen stitch section, rows 15-32 says repeat 11-14 5X. That’s what I did, but that works out to rows 15-34. The wrong side rows of linen stitch say to p 1, slip 1. But you have to move the yarn to the public side (right side) of the row before slipping the stitch and then, after slipping the stitch you move the yarn back to the non-public (wrong side) of the row to purl the stitch.

I worked the body of the shawl in US size 4 needles, the linen stitch sections in US size 6 needles, and the I-cord bind off on the entire top in US size 5.

My shawl is 66 inches along the top edge and 25 inches deep at its deepest point. This result is after I soaked it and laid it flat, pinning the top to ease the shawl into a semi-circle shape.

I cut out the black from the Mille Colori balls as I encountered them. The black was way too close to the very dark gray I used throughout.

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August 30, 2020
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About this pattern
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  1. Challenging
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About this yarn
by Schachenmayr Regia
Light Fingering
75% Wool, 25% Nylon
459 yards / 100 grams

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stashed 9698 times

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  1. very uniform
  2. almost no knots
About this yarn
by Lang Yarns
100% Merino
208 yards / 50 grams

5298 projects

stashed 4126 times

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  1. VERY thick n thin
  2. Thin spots unpleasant
  3. Great colors
  • Originally queued: June 5, 2019
  • Project created: August 30, 2020
  • Finished: September 28, 2020
  • Updated: October 17, 2020
  • Progress updates: 11 updates