Thursday, October 6, 2011
Purple Passion Shawl Complete
This is one shawl that I am going to have a hard time giving away. But it is for my favorite aunt who I know will love it and wear it. This purple is such a saturated color I cannot help but be cheerful when I look at it. The ravelry page is here. (my arms look kind of big because I took the photo......)
I felt extremely confident that I had tons of yarn so I did two repeats of chart A instead of one. I wanted this to be as big as possible. Then I started chart B and realized that there was a very good chance that I would not have enough yarn.
So I eliminated four rows in the middle of chart B. When I was closer to the bind off I decided to omit the last two rows of chart B and did the stretchy bind off that I just love to do on all of my lace shawls. So because of my modifications the edging is not as scallopy as it is in the magazine photo. Maybe if I knit this up again, I will have an extra 100 yards to be able to complete chart B as intended.