Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Easy As Pie – Shawl



Well, I’m well under way to having a knitted project for the first time in years.  I’m using the pattern Easy As Pie by Marisa Hernandez, which I downloaded off of Ravelry. Actually, I downloaded several shawl patterns but settled on this one.

I started numerous times with my Admiral Jaggerspun and #3 bamboo needles, but the thread yarn kept hanging up on the needles and I’d lose my place in the pattern.  Determined to knit, I grabbed the first skein of yarn I found in the basement – well, actually there were two skeins — a light blue and this gray. I’m not sure what I was thinking.  If I had walked wound my way to the other side of the basement I could have had several choices in color of this Plymouth Encore DK yarn. BTW, the pattern calls for fingering weight yarn which I believe would fall somewhere between my Jaggerspun Lace and the Encore. Oh, well. I can’t remember what size needles I’m using — 5 or 6 I think.

Anyway, after 3 or 4 attempts, I finally got the first repeat knitted. Then somewhere I must have lost my place in the pattern and knitted when I should have purled.  I’m leaving it and calling it a design element.

I’m a tad over 1/3 of the body of the shawl as written. But since I can’t follow a pattern as written (it’s not just in quilting) I plan on adding additional rows — if I can figure out the repeat on the edging. But before I do that, I’ve got to frog at least 6 rows, maybe 8. I lost two stitches and it will make a difference.  Just need to find a good needle to run through the stitches to catch them.

But there is binding to do first.  I quilted Deadline III this morning.

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