I realize that I have not posted any knitting content in quite a while. This is not because no knitting has been going on. Rather, much frogging has been going on. I have cast on several projects several times each but sometimes it can be difficult to determine what a particular yarn wants to be. I did recently finish a shawl, but have not yet photographed it…for that I will need hubby’s help. So, I have posted a picture of my current work in progress: the swallowtail shawl from the fall Interweave Knits. I am making some alterations though. The pattern calls for Misti Alpaca Lace on size 4 needles. I substituted Alpaca With A Twist (80% alpaca, 20% silk) in First Frost. Since this is a thinner lace weight, I changed the needles to a size 3 and am adding more repeats in the body of the shawl. When I finish the body and move on to the edging and determine that my math is definately correct, I will post the additional number of repeats required to reconcile the additional body repeats with the edging pattern. I plan to finish this shawl in the next week or so and have it blocked shortly thereafter. I plan to wear it on Thanksgiving!
much ado about knitting