Friday, November 22, 2013

On The Needles - lace shawlette

Progress is being made on the lace shawl I'm knitting.  Only seven more rows to go.

I really like this yarn (merino wool, superfine alpaca and nylon blend).  Unfortunately I've had to un-knit several rows which got pretty discouraging.  At one point I wasn't sure I wanted to continue with this pattern.

I think that I figured out the problem.  Some of my stitches cross over each other and appear to be one stitch so essentially I'd knit two stitches as one (decrease) and that throws the pattern off.  Now I'm very attentive and use my left thumb nail to separate the stitches as I go.  I've also incorporated the use of stitch markers to give me a starting point for the pattern repeats.

Thanks for stopping by.  Check out Judy's blog for links to other On The Needles posts.



  1. Very pretty! I love stitch markers.

  2. What I see looks very good. I am doing the Holden Shawl and am having the same problem with stitches and knitting them together.

  3. Beautiful pattern and yarn color. That look very elegant and will dress up anything you wear it with.


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