Today I will share the pretty photos of my latest shawl, the Hundred Acre Wood shawl. I am very glad this shawl is done. This is one of those projects where you look at it and think, “Well, at least the yarn is gorgeous.”
So let’s start with that: the yarn is from Molly Girl Yarn and is a set of Bass Line Minis in Jazz. I love these colors. LOVE them.
And honestly, the pattern was good too! I mean, after the first lace section, I looked at and it was clearly wonky and I thought, huh, I have NO idea what I did wrong. After the second one, I realized I was doing my yarnovers wrong, and on the next row they were sliding to the wrong place and I was knitting them in the wrong order. But I didn’t figure it out until late in the second lace row and by then I just shrugged. Whatever. Little eyelets, nobody around me will know what they’re supposed to look like.
Like I mentioned before, the pattern was nicely marked to show where you should have used certain percentages, so it was easy for me to mark each 20% section for each mini skein. The problem came when I had more yarn than each section called for, and I tried to get creative to use as much as possible. It went fine until the last section, and I tried to use up the pink, and … well, math is not my strongest subject. I added a few simple eyelet rows, all along weighing to make sure I saved enough (5%) for the picot bindoff. It didn’t seem like much but that’s what the pattern said, right?
Wrong. The pattern said 5% of your total yarn, not 5% of that one mini skein. Unfortunately, that light bulb didn’t go on until I had already started the picot bindoff and it was very clear I wouldn’t have enough yarn. ARGH. Of course that’s how this project would end. I unbound my cute little picots and did a normal, plain bind-off, and realized I should have just done a couple of garter rows at the end instead of eyelet rows because now the edge wants to curl even after a good blocking.
Sigh. It’s fine, though, really. Because look that that up there. It’s pretty. No one else will see any of my errors. But just in case you want to see what it’s really supposed to look like, or maybe you want to make your own correct version, here’s the Ravelry pattern link. This is the small size, which does work quite well for mini skeins, if you do it right, that is.
I’ll be casting on a new shawl this weekend; here’s hoping it goes better! Happy Friday, friends!
So much drama for one little shawl. I think it is lovely!!!
Thank you! It really shouldn’t have been so much drama, but some things are just like that, I guess.
Ah you win some and you loose some. Great thing is no one will know unless you point it out to them. It is stunning in photos so if you don’t mind who cares. It’s your knitting you get to make and break your own rules
It looks beautiful no matter how you made it. And magazine-worthy photography 🤗
Oh gosh, you’re so kind!! Thank you so much! 🙂
The yarn is gorgeous and you’re right- everyone is going to ooh and ahh and no one will know the mistakes, except you:)
It looks beautiful to me and the colours are stunning x
It did turn out really pretty! Mini skeins can be so much fun.
Thank you! They’re always fun to knit with, you just keep going to get to the next one!
Very true! This is why I also like gradients and self-striping yarns so much.
I think it turned out beautiful! The colors are lovely, and it’s an interesting lace pattern 🙂 And you’re right – no one is going to know it was “supposed” to be different from how it turned out.
Thank you! They’re all just “design features”, right?
Yes they are!
The colours are gorgeous, and no one will know about the mistakes (or, if anyone has the poor manners to point them out…. Well… That’s just plain rude). It’s a lovely shawl.
Thank you. Especially in these days of social distancing, I can’t imagine anyone being close enough to see details anyway!
Ha! Yes, very true!
Think it looks great and unique!
Lovely colours- it’s gorgeous!
It looks perfect to me. Those colors are inspired!
Oh thank you! Wish I could say I came up with the color combo!
It’s beautiful! And actually, comparing the two, I think I prefer your version over the rows of picot.
Oh you’re so kind, thank you! 🙂
It looks great, hopefully you eventually forget about the annoying bits and start wearing it.
I’m sure I will…once the weather cools off!
Some projects are just like that aren’t they. But it turned out beautiful, and as you said nobody else will see any issues with it!