Thursday, July 31, 2014

blocking is magic, part four

Blocking was essential on this one! Pre-blocking, this kerchief/shawlette was super tiny. Super, super tiny. And then, voila! Magic as usual! 

Pattern: 198 yards of Heaven (another freebie!), link to my Ravelry project page
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted (colorway: Apricot, used up .90 of the skein)
Needles: size 10 Addi Turbo's
Mods: Luckily I'd read other knitter's project notes before starting. This pattern is deceptive, because as written there are very few repeats. You keep thinking, "surely I could add a repeat--look at how much yarn I have left!" But alas, you really don't have enough. So I followed the pattern as written, and still ended up casting off early (around row 6 or so of the pattern).  The pattern also calls for a garter lace edge, but I wasn't feeling it so stuck with the same pattern of stockinette and purl columns. My bindoff wasn't loose enough, so I wasn't able to achieve the points others have. Next time!