Patterns sometimes just don't match the yarn.

I've wanted to knit the Wool Peddler shawl for a long time. I finished the garter stitch part and started the lace section earlier this week. It is just not doing it for me. In this yarn it just looks like a sloppy mess. I gave it a bit, since crappy looking lace can sometimes block into a thing of beauty.

I'm going to take it back to the garter stitch and do a modification I found on Ravelry. Well, it's not really a modification, since it leaves off the lace altogether. When the main garter part gets big enough, you do an increase row (knit, increase in the next stitch, do it over and over to the end), then keep knitting more garter stitch on twice as many stitches for a ruffled edge.

I know, I know. I said I was tired of garter stitch. I guess I was wrong.

Now to get that mess unraveled and back on the needles.



Sometimes… — 2 Comments

  1. Yep, ruffled edge will work beautifully. I can check how many rows you need based on a similar shawl i knit a number of years ago. Perhaps a different lace edging would work, just not that one.