So, over the last couple of weeks, I have started this shawl about 12 times now and knitted back I don’t know how many rows. I am at the end of my last nerve with this pattern. Here is what I have knitted back on the needles and have completed row 17.
It is such a cute shawl, featured in the Creative Knitting magazine Wraps, Capelets & Cowls. Looking at my knitting and the pattern, I don’t think I am doing it right, but can’t for the life of me, figure out what I am doing wrong. It is just a bunch of yarn overs and K2tog and Make 1 stitches. And I am afraid to go any further for fear of not coming up with the correct number of stitches at the end of the row…again. The pattern is Roman Stripe, which I have never done before, but doesn’t seem to be difficult. In fact, the pattern says it is for “A Confident Beginner” giving it a ease 2 rating out of 6. I have been knitting for about 30 years, so I think I am beyond a confident beginner, but just can’t figure this one out. If anyone knows this pattern and can tell what I am doing wrong, I would greatly appreciate it. On a side note…I LOVE the Addi Turbo needles!! They glide so nicely and may just be my new favorite needles. I give them an A+ rating.
In between knitting on this and waiting for threads and beads for Pixie Anne, I have picked Ella up again. Here is where I left off last night:
She still has a lot of yellow, but it is so much more relaxing than knitting on that shawl! I am also still working on my craft room; adding things and organizing my supplies. Having fun 🙂
So, have you ever just scrapped a project because it wasn’t coming out like you wanted or had been working on it too long and decided enough was enough? I have done it once, and am seriously thinking about doing it again with this knitting project.