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Monday, January 7, 2013

Knitting Notes






Pattern: Annis shawl by Susanna IC
Yarn: Knitpicks Alpaca Cloud in the Tidepool Heather colorway
Needles: Size 8 and 10 circs






It's fairly hilarious how bad this shawl looks unblocked.    And, I'll be honest, I think I need to block it again, because it still doesn't look like much.    But I also think I'm a little annoyed with this project.   The bind off is done over purl stitches, and seemed loose, so I ignored my gut, and didn't switch to a larger needle size.    And even though I didn't initially cut the yarn, when I then changed by mind and decided to pull out the bind off, it was impossible to tink back without losing stitches.    So, I blocked it to see how it would go (you can see the not woven in ends in the upper right).    I was prepared to rip the whole thing out, but I think with a wider block (along a straight blocking board path next time), it will block out more to my satisfaction.     Which I really hope it does, because I love this yarn - it's pretty much my favorite color, and it was lovely to work with.

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