No one has posted here in months; did the yarn eat y'all?
Okay...I'm starting late. Sue me.
Anyway, on step 1, I was reviewing the edging chart; the guide to the chart says that the "O" stands for a yarn over. But there is another symbol on the chart, ")", which there is NO explanation for in the rest of the instructions.
What is that?
I did it, I frogged a lot.
I frogged all the way back to the 4th repeat of the chart in clue 1. And did a fair amount of revamping. In short, I messed with chart A quite a bit, making it a little more symmetrical and extending it to 16 rows in the process. I am continuing the clue 1 wiggly pattern up both edges of the shawl, and again in place of chart B. And I added some plain rows in the field of flowers area, which takes that up to 16 rows, too. I'm going to put other patterns in as it goes along, because I can't face 400-odd rows as it is. Probably put a big diamond in the middle (stairstepping the flowers out as saint_buddha
suggested in a comment) with something interesting in the center. May need to make it three diamonds to get the length needed. And end it off symmetrically. Because apparently my attention span is just that short.
I'll be posting a photo when I get 32 rows in.
Well, bad news: I messed up my mystery stole because I can't read directions. However the good news is that it still looks pretty good so I'm not going to rip it out. I just finished clue one and basically I repeated the whole chart rather than the green repeats (duh!) so I knitted alternating two stitch-one stitch jagged stripes with faggots in between instead the faggots called for in the pattern. Opps. But I like it and I'll just repeat it on the other side or if it really matters, I'll rip it out from the bottom later.
(The KAL list is way too chatty for me. I'm sure this was discussed by somebody but my eyes go buggy from all the inanity and I skip most of the posts.)
Clues 1 and 2, all done!
So far I haven't lost me eyesight trying to see charcoal grey stitches on ebony needles (and I wear a lot of black pants, too). ;-) I'm tall, so I added 12 extra stitches in the center section.
Everyone else doing OK?
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