198 Yards Of Heaven might just turn out to be my 198 Hours of *&^#.
I finished it once. As I finished, I threaded a life line through the last row of the pattern before starting the border. Just in case.
Good thing I did, because once finished, cast off and tried on, the scarf was way too petite. So much so that it wouldn't reach around my neck. My fault. My yarn is a fingering weight versus the worsted called for by the pattern.
Rip. The pattern had suggested finishing at row 12, and that was were I had threaded my lifeline. After ripping back to that point, I knit to row 22 a third time, and then again a fourth time. Another life line, another try on and I am convinced that the shawlette is big enough. SO. I am ready now, for the second time, to begin the border.
But. Houston, I have a problem. The shawl has a series of columns of two purl stitches.
Having stopped the shawl on a different pattern row, it stands to reason I must start the border on a different row. But which row? That is the question. Right now, I'm stuck. Until I find that row ---
The original design had the border columns and the edging not matching up but her newer version does match. So I am absolutely no help. I knit the older version and did not worry too much about the border. In fact, I don't think I even used the border, I just kept making yo columns. Sorry
By about this time my knitting would be over...cast off and in the rag bin! I would have learned a valuable lesson: Vera, stick to knitting socks :-)
The later post in the blog shows that you conquered it! way to go! WHat a wonderful job. t_a
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