I got a good start on my last run-through of my new crescent shawl design. The first 2 versions used 100 yds each of 4 colors – 1 beaded, the other not. I wanted to try a version with 5 smaller miniskeins of a more average size. When the directions are finished, I should have 2 different basic version, plus a beading option, plus directions for how to place your pattern repeats if you want to make a bigger version. Hopefully. There’s math involved, so we shall see. Fortunately the DH is pretty mathy, so I have someone in-house to check my numbers. 🙂
Anyway, I got the first section done and a bit into the second section, when disaster struck!
Actually, that was more dramatic than the situation warranted. What actually happened is I ran out of yarn before I wanted to.
I went too far with the pattern repeats in section one, but tried to pretend that what was clearly not enough yarn was just fine. So I was just getting into the alternating stripes leading into the second section, and ran completely out. Halfway through the stripe. Sigh. I should really have ripped it back. But this is my third time in a month knitting this darn thing, and I just couldn’t.
And here’s how it turned out. Good enough!
Part of me wants to put this down until next weekend now and do a bit more on Forest Weave, but more of me wants this just done. We’ll see which side wins!
How are your projects going these days?
2 thoughts on “Crescent Shawl Design – Last Version, I Swear”
Yarn chicken is always interesting. Sometimes we win and sometimes not. Do you find yourself knitting faster thinking you will make it before the yarn gives out? I do that…..it doesn’t work lol. You have really dedicated quite a bit of time to this pattern. I admire you “stick to itness”.
Projects are going well, but I still feel behind. And it’s only July 1st!!! LOL Maybe I have too many things going?