Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Twisty Shawl

Had some time today and decided to work on Linda Jensen's Twisty Shawl.  Not much of a pattern and I didn't take... well... any notes to clarify Linda's notes.  I've vowed to be a better note taker in the future.  While I'm sitting there watching the demonstration I think, "I got this" and don't take very many if any notes.  Then a few months later when I try the pattern or technique I have so many questions.  So, decided to just jump in and answer my questions as I went.  Like "What do I do if I don't have that pattern for the tuck stitch?"  "What kind of cast on did you use?"  "What kind of yarn works with this pattern?"  I picked a couple punch cards and knitted until a punch card made a pattern I liked.  I e-wrapped since that side is going to be sewn up I figured the edge didn't need to look pretty.  I had a thinner pretty wool and it knitted up nicely.  It's not as drappy as I'd like, but I think it will work out nicely any ways.

Linda gave this pattern out in the class she gave.  I used my bulky machine with a punch card.  It's a rectangle 52 inches long.  I think I might make mine a few inches shorter.  This was falling off my shoulders.  I made this for my mom and I think it will be just right for her.  She's going to love it.