I never showed you what I finished last week, did I? Here it is . . . and I’m not telling what the ‘kite tail’ is for . . . 😉
Remember the pattern for that lovely plain garter stitch shawl? I had every intention of making it as designed, and that intention went the way of all my intentions to follow the pattern (or recipe): out the window!
I have that lovely yarn in three shades of Country Blue (the Pale is nearly the exact shade of my current jeans); Pale, medium and Rich. I was going to add them in gradating bands from lightest to darkest. Then I thought I’d do a band of alternating sections of Pale and Rich, right in the middle of the medium band. (by the way, that’s a 29″ bamboo circular needle; nearly full. I had to go buy another set yesterday; I’ll be adding it later this evening.)
But, as always, the fly surfaced in the ointment: carrying the unused yarn behind each section wasn’t that attractive . . . What to do?
Ah, Inspiration!! The band of alternating sections worked better in stocking stitch . . . and the knitting is faster, too 🙂
Now I’m back to bands of garter stitch . . . here’s a closeup of the pattern band; you can see at the bottom of the piece that I’ve started on the medium blue again: