Three Shawls27 September 2009
I’ve just finished knitting three shawls. Unfortunately, I only have one to show for all that work!
I’ve no idea what the problem was but I knitted many rows more than once, some 3 or 4 times. I just couldn’t stop myself from going wrong.
I recently made an Ishbel shawl and liked the idea of stocking stitch with a lace edge. But I didn’t like having to do increases on the wrong side (I kept forgetting). So I decided I’d knit something similar with increases only on the right side and then add some lace stitches from a wonderful book – Knitting Lace Triangles by Evelyn A Clark.
I made sure the stitch count was perfect before I started the lace but at one point had to rip back 12 rows. Maybe my concentration levels are just shot to pieces at the moment. I wanted to make it bigger but as I was on a winning streak (ie I managed to knit four rows without mistakes) I decided to cross the finishing line early. It’s worked out at 158 x 78mm after blocking.
The yarn is Morris & Son 2 ply merino (chosen because it’s the exact colour of a dress I want to wear with it – a slate grey/blue), knitted with Claudia Handpainted 2 ply silk (silver grey). I’m fairly new to this lace knitting lark and this isn’t perfect but I’m not expecting anyone to peer too closely!
Edited To Add: My clever friend, Emily, has suggested that 15.8cm x 7.8cm is a TAD small. OK, you’re right. It’s 158cm x 78cm NOT mm.