Sooooo, I found a mistake in the border of my shawl. Can you see it? Slide to see it. I'm trying to decide if I should rip out about 11 rows to fix it. Or if I should pretend I'm a Shaker and embrace the mistake. I'm so close to the end and it's such a stupid mistake. 🤦🤷😥
REAL TALK: It's like the easier the row the more I screw up. The last chart before the border chart has you increase every MC row for the next three rows. You do a simple one stitch increase after the first and before the last stitch. These are the same increases the pattern has you make EVERY SINGLE MC ROW SINCE THE FIRST ROW OF THE PATTERN! Guess who forgot one? Guess who didn't realize that until I got the to the last three stitches of the first row of the border? If you guess anyone other than ME you would be WRONG! Luckily it was the first row of the last chart. Where I had nothing to do but knit straight brioche rib and make two increases. DUH. Sigh. At least I love to knit this thing. #ameyoshawl
I am completely and totally addicted to knitting my #ameyo shawl by @knitgraffiti! I love every single thing about it. With every stitch my brioche skills get better, my chart reading skills get better and my all around reading my knitting skills get better. The @fusefiberstudio yarn is soft and the knit is squishy and I'm going to be really sad when it's finished. Thankfully I've got a lot more to go!
I'm trying to use the charts for my brioche #ameyo shawl. But to be successful, I had to prepare the charts. There is really only one row where I have to do stuff (increases, decreases), so I decided to highlight that row. And I kept confusing the right and left decreases, so I colored those in different colors. This way I can I can glance at the chart and know what I need to do! Hopefully this will also minimize the amount of tinking. 🤞
Because a girl cannot live by swatches alone, I started a shawl on Friday and I'm already through the first couple of charts (despite lots of starting over and tinking.) The pattern is Ameyo by @knitgraffiti and it is brioche gloriousness. The yarn is by @fusefiberstudio. I picked it up at @vklive and I have to tell you that Rebecca's yarn is GORGEOUS. I had a really hard time deciding what to choose. The yarn is her Fuse Fingering (100% SWM) and I'm really enjoying knitting with it. The colors are Black Pearls, which I think is represented well by these photos - black/gray with a touch of brown and some lovely subtle speckles. The other is Prism Blue and I find this color so, so hard to photograph. There's more green in it, and more depth to it than the pictures show. So far I'm super happy with all of it and wish I could knit on this shawl every second of the day! I knit shawls - mostly lace - this is my first brioche - purely for the process. I rarely wear them. I get so much satisfaction out of the knitting though. #knittingisthesavingoflife