Pattern By Sivia Harding
1 skein silk laceweight from Jennie the Potter from her Homebrew series in Lager
Addi Turbo, US 5 / 3.75 mm, 36 inch
August 12, 2010 - July 27, 2012
- There were a LOT of errors in the chart for the center portion....but nothing I couldn't easily figure out for myself. It is, after all, a very symmetrical design.
- I wound up using a much longer needle than I usually would have....and so when I worked on the side pieces I ran the needle through the shawl so as to keep the cable out of the way.
- It is extremely unusual for me to leave a project lingering for so very long on the needles. Usually if it makes it more than six months without seeing some progress than there is obviously a problem of some sort and I'll frog it.
- I'm super glad I didn't do that. I was never able to let go of the idea of this particular shawl with this particular yarn and the matching beads. It is gorgeous, and I can't wait to wear it this fall!
- Having said that, I really don't like knitting rectangles. Super boring.
- Also, As much as I adore the yarn and bead combo, the beads don't pop that much. I need to start using a lot more contrast when I match beads to yarn and projects. (Important to point out, though, that once it was blocked they do stand out enough to have made it worthwhile.
- The yarn did bleed color quite heavily when I washed the finished project. It softened the color - and took out some of the slight green cast it had. I still absolutely love it, but I wish it hadn't bled quite so much. This is the risk you run with hand dyed yarns!