Saturday, November 12, 2016

At Long Last

 Such a 'basic' shawl usually doesn't take this long.

It went through a complete redo when I got through the first half of the charts only to decide I needed a bigger needle.

Then there were months of agonizing because I hated the original border.

Months of agonizing that were followed by weeks of attempting to reverse engineer an edging done by wonderful knitters from Russia.

Weeks of attempting to figure out the edging that ended in glory when one of those knitters finally published a pattern.

And it's just about perfect.  

I only wish it were a tad larger....should have used a needle one more size up.  As is, when worn it drapes almost to my waist in the back.

Kodama by Andrea Jurgrau
Fiesta Yarns Gracie's Lace, 1 skein of Brownie
Addi Turbo US 4 (3.5mm), 32 inch circular needle
size 8/0 seed beeds in shell/antique pink
December 24, 2015 - September 22, 2016
Alterations:  I added an extra leaf pattern repeat at the bottom (5 instead of 4)
Edging pattern by Arya9 on Ravelry (who is an amazing lace knitter!)

1 comment:

Shelda said...

This is lovely, Kristin!