Sprite's Fen Shawl


I finished this shawl over the weekend and my oh my I love the color changes.  What a difference blocking makes a shawl.  If you remember, I knew I was running out of yarn to complete the shawl and added a maroon wool and merrily knitted away.

After eight rows of maroon, I couldn't decide whether the added color was beautiful or ugly.  When in doubt I should put the project in time out but instead I added a few more rows while I thought about my problem.


Friday night I picked up the shawl after a two day time out and decided I didn't like the maroon at all.  I had no other left-over colors in my stash that would 'go' with the gradient.  To be honest, adding another color would detract from the gradient.

So I ripped out ten maroon rows then painfully added back on 518 stitches onto my needle.  I decided to just bind off. 


I am thrilled with my decision and believe the gradient takes front and center stage.  Also, the shawl fits perfectly a little on the smaller side.


Ravelry notes are here


Comments

  1. Lovely! Good decision (and good skill and patience) to rip back. It looks great!

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  2. Good decision! This shawl is just lovely and I hope you'll be warm and happy while wearing it!

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  3. yep, good decision! the finished piece is lovely... and the gradient (and the pattern) really shine!

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  4. It is beautiful. Small shawls are so nice for the neck .

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  5. I love maroon, but I think you are right. It would have been too jarring tacked on to that beautiful pink. The shawl looks beautiful on you.

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  6. O, wow, it looks wonderful ! The gradient and pattern go lovely together !

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  7. Karen, that turned out so wonderfully! I love it!

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  8. The finished shawl project is just lovely, Karen.

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  9. Very lovely. I think it was right to just end on the pink.

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  10. Good decision - even if it was a pain in the butt. The shawl is gorgeous and looks wonderful on you - enjoy and stay warm!

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  11. Great finish. There has to be some reward for adding 518 stitches onto a needle. It is a lovely shawl

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  12. lovely as is!!!! sometimes things are just meant to work out the way they do!!!

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  13. A perfect finish even though you had to put 518 stitches back on the needle. Glup - that is a lot of stitches. It is so pretty though. I hope you enjoy wearing it.

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  14. I know it must have been a pain to rip out those stitches but ,oh my!, the finished piece is lovely! I love how the colors meld together when you wear it. A stunning shawl, Karen!

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  15. Beautiful shawl Karen! I love the vibrant colors and detail in the edges. Wonderful work

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  16. I sure do admire your willingness to rip and then re-do 500+ stitches. It was totally worth it, though. The shawl is beautiful. And you did such a great job with the blocking!

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  17. This is a fun shawl. Only a dedicated knitter would rip out and redo that many stitches. As one I totally understand and can relate.

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