Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Knitting progress

I am in love with this yarn - Sirdary Snuggly baby bamboo and the lovely silver gray color.

The pattern is from the Purl Bee  There are 12 rows in each pattern repeat - half of those are lace rows, half are purl rows.  I've just finished my 6th of a gazillion repeats of the pattern and - maybe - now have the hang of it.

I didn't get as much knitting time this summer as I had hoped.  But I also kept messing it up and had to knit backwards - or frog.   

There are always 14 stitches in a repeating pattern of the lace - that part is easy.  I use stitch markers so I can always count.  But the number of stitches changes each time at the start of the row - sometimes the repeats are on stitch 9, sometimes 6, sometimes 8 so each time you start, you have to adjust the markers or just adjust your brain.  I had a brainstorm one day to write each row on a single index card to make it easier to see with my old eyes.  That was a good idea but ... one row not all that long ago, I ended up adding an extra YO because I copied it down wrong.  I discovered it 2 row later so backwards I go.

Clearly I didn't get the shawl done this summer - so I've reset my goal for next Spring!

Happy Stitching!


  1. This is so pretty. I am a very beginner knitter, but do you think it is a hard pattern?? I don't know much about the stitches yet.

  2. Your shawl is going to be beautiful. I am knitting an infinity scarf and just realized that it got twisted at the cast I'll have to start over after knitting around 11 rows. Oh well, good practice!


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