5.06.2009

Making mistakes work

I hate to follow instructions because I can't, well, follow them. At least this project worked out, even if it will fit a toddler and not me.

It was one of those freebie patterns from a yarn company for a woman's shawl.

I knew by about the 8th row I was doing something wrong (most likely in how I started each row) but I kept going just making sure there were an equal number of stitches on each side.

Draping it over my little guy's shoulders, I knew there was definitely an issue with how long the rows ended up because it kind of made this collar-like bunching at the neck. This clip-on earring worked as a clasp to close it more like a cape.

The stitches turned out OK, but I really think the edging isn't what they called for. The picture on the instructions was too small for me to see if it was supposed to be scalloped like that.

Overall, I think it is adorable and would try to replicate it exactly but I think I'm going to take another stab at the directions. Despite it looking so complex it was just 3 different kinds of rows of stitches.

3 comments:

Christy from Texas said...

Beautiful. I can't wait to see the pink version.

Jus Shar Designs said...

I like it! Where did you get the pattern? I might want to try it.

Julie said...

It is the crochet triangle shawl, pattern #LW1698, from Red Heart Yarn at readheart.com.