It’s been a while (2 months!) since I blogged about the Swallowtail Shawl. I ran into some trouble reading the third chart and loading it up into Knit Companion what I love about the program is that I can have the lace chart displayed in one “pane” while right underneath it I have the written instructions for the chart as well. What had me stumped was the way the charts were broken up into 3A, B, C, and D but the pattern said that after the center stitch is worked, the left half of the shawl is a mirror of the right half.
Instead of asking for help, I totally ignored it and did my own thing. Which resulting in not having the right stitch count and a very strange looking shawl. I think you know where this is going…yesterday I finally frogged back down to the end of chart 2. That means I frogged back about 30 odd rows. It was painful.
You can’t really tell here (it’s so hard to photograph unblocked lace) but I still have to do some surgery to make it look nicer and get things back on track. I had to frog hubby’s Riff socks as well. Surprisingly, with all the undoing I’ve been forced to do I haven’t touched the bottle of Jack Daniels we have. Knitting: it’s one row forward, forty rows back. But I shall press on like a good little soldier!
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