July 01, 2006
not only beginnings
I do not only start projects. I also finish. For example, Reid.
And now: Print O' the Wave. [free pattern available from Eunny; although, at present (7/1/06) there is an error in the pattern that I will address below].
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fine in New Age Teal
Needles: US3 (3.25mm)
Blocked dimensions: approximately 22" x 76"
Let's have some blocking shots. [all will enlarge with a click].
For the center panel, I replaced all the k3tog decreases with a double right-slanting decrease that mirrored the corresponding left-slanting sk2po decreases. I think it ended up as being something like slip knitwise, slip knitwise, knit slipped stitches together and return to left needle, pass the next stitch over. Not necessary, a bit more fiddly, but I had to do it.
Another of the changes I made was to knit more than the number of pattern repeats suggested to get the dimensions I wanted.
The center panel is knit in two pieces from the ends in and then grafted together so that the leaves of the stitch pattern will appear to flow down from the shoulders on each side.
I knit one of the sides with 25 pattern repeats and the other with 24-1/2 pattern repeats, in both cases ending with a right side row. The result is that when the two pieces are grafted, they will meet up in almost a mirror image of one another and the difference of half a pattern repeat isn't enough two make the two sides noticeably different lengths.
Of course, knitting a different number of pattern repeats meant that I had to recalculate all the numbers for picking up around the edge and knitting on the border. With some basic algebra and a little fudging, that was accomplished without too much trouble.
Now, to the problem.
Currently (7/1/06) Chart B for the edging pattern contains an error. There are decreases missing on rows 9, 11, 13, and 15 on this chart.
In order to make the edging pattern work, I recommend adding a k2tog (/) one stitch in from the left side of the chart on these rows. That's what I did and you can see the result below.
Also, I think the chart should have a symbol for 'slip stitch purlwise' (~) on the first stitch of row 1 similar to the first stitch of all the other odd-numbered rows.
I really enjoyed knitting this pattern, as evidenced by the fact that I started and then actually finished it all in one go.
If the nice weather holds, I'm going to try and get some beauty shots this weekend.
12:32 PM | Permalink
Oh that is so pretty. I like the color too.
Posted by: Serenity at Jul 2, 2006 7:03:58 AM
That is gorgeous! WoW!!!!!!
Posted by: Jen at Jul 2, 2006 5:35:45 PM
I love the Print O' the Waves shawl! WOW!! I knit this one this spring but have yet to block it. I emailed Eunny the correction to the edging chart last February but she has yet to correct it on the web site. I guess you get what you pay for and overall it is a wonderful pattern!
Posted by: Dene at Jul 4, 2006 7:51:14 AM
That is utterly gorgeous! I feel a shawl coming on...
Posted by: JulieFrick at Jul 5, 2006 11:05:45 AM
Lovely! Thanks for the heads-up on the pattern errors. I have that one in the file to do someday. I can't wait to see the modeling shots.
Posted by: Lorette at Jul 5, 2006 11:11:24 AM
You should be so proud of yourself. This is a work of art and a challenge responded to! You continue to inspire me!
Posted by: Anne at Jul 6, 2006 9:18:05 AM
Really gorgeous! What an inspiration.
Posted by: The Purloined Letter at Jul 6, 2006 12:57:41 PM
WOW - very beautiful!
I've been eyeballing this pattern too.
Thanks for the terrific closeups!
Posted by: betsey at Jul 19, 2006 11:26:40 AM
"With some basic Algebra ..." I can make fudge. Does that count? I'll wing it when I get there. ;) I like the middle part where it meets itself. Nice work. Thank you.
Posted by: CarolynD at Dec 3, 2006 1:03:57 PM
lol-- basic algebra is a *tad* beyond my knitting skills, for now anyway-- but while i've never tried my hand at making fudge, we *did* make fresh pasta last week. i love seeing these shawls in their infinite variations. so lovely. bravo! bravo!
Posted by: kelli ann at Dec 3, 2006 5:49:17 PM
Thank you, thank you for confirming the error! After the 5th attempt at starting the edging I was beginning to doubt my ability to count...
Your stole is a beauty. Well done you!
Posted by: Alpaca Woman at Jan 24, 2007 8:54:42 AM