The garter tab start is new for me and I really liked how the beginning few rows look. No bump. Trust me, there is no bump. All the stitches just blend right in.
The yarn is Knit Picks Chroma Fingering in the beautiful Galápagos colorway (which is not available anymore). Soft blues morph into greens and cream and back out again.
I would be farther along with this but I decided to convert the directions into a table with row-by-row stitch counts included in the far right column. It was a bit tedious and I don’t have all the stitch counts at the end of the rows as I am new to reading and deciphering lace charts to see how the count changes. This concept is used by Helen Stewart and the Spindrift Shawl pattern and it really helped me especially when the stitch counts changes every row.
I think this lovely little shawlette will be just the thing to get my confidence back.
My house is a disaster: Upholstery fabric spread out all over the living room floor, one ottoman (and surrounding area) piled high with knitting, dust bunnies growing each day, unfinished laundry taking over the laundry room, and the possibility of pantry moths.
Stay tuned for more….with pictures!!!
Well, I’m not showing the disastrous parts. Some things are just not meant to be seen.
Buds and Blossoms caught my eye. Substituting Knit Picks Fingering weight Stroll for the recommended Tongue River Sport weight yarn seemed doable to use up some of my yarn stash. Black for the main color and red for the accent.
Everything was working out fairly well until I really looked at my progress.
I used my chart keeper and still missed a part of the color work.
A section with three red stitches should be there.
How could this happen? Well, Mr. Aitch and I don’t have regular TV but we do stream old shows and movies through our TV. I have a very hard time sitting with idle hands so I knit.
Obviously paying more attention to what was on the screen than what my hands were doing got me in this mess.
Working from a chart using more than one color of yarn requires more concentration than a two-row pattern using one color per row.
I’ve lost that loving feeling with this project. It’s hibernating until I decide whether to fix it or start over.