I was very surprised after yesterday's post to discover I had only 10 rows to do, and though that doesn't really seem like it was close to finished, I knitted a few more rows. THEN I was seeing the end... The last 8 rows are border lace, with 2 rows of beads (which slows down the knitting), and with each completed row I felt like I shouldn't stop. And I didn't, until...
It's Spring, and I love it. Thank you, Susanna IC!
Polaris by Susanna IC from ArtQualia Designs
Yarn: Hand Paint Lace by Misti Alpaca, Lace / 2 plyI used 60 grams, and 11 grams of beads.
100% Alpaca, 875 yards / 100 grams
- The bind off edge instructions: "*p2tog, return st to left needle; rep from * to end of row; a strong non-stretchy bind off is essential in order for the crescent shape to form during blocking." It was SO rigid, and restricting that I was sure I'd have a circle when I blocked, so I frogged it, and bound off with a simple k2, pass first stitch over.
- Again, a repeat of Oslo Walk Shawl, I found a hole. It was made by a yarn over, which increased the whole thing by one stitch, which I fixed when I got to the lace top border. This yarn over was close to the top tip of a big diamond... about five rows into the short row section. This time, I didn't have to rip it all out, but was able to crochet it down to the diamond and fasten it with a little extra yarn. Hardly noticeable, until you LOOK! LOL This sort of thing makes it "handmade". Right?
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