Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Cap Shawl, or, Cotton Candy Fluff

I finally started the second chart of the Cap Shaw this week. Since the pattern is no longer an endless stream of YoK2tog's, it is starting to get interesting again. I on row 101 out of 171, plus I have a huge amount of edge stitches to knit on, so I think I am about 1/4 of the way through.
I did have a bit of a scare with her tonight as I was switching over to a longer circular needle. while I had 1/2 the stitches on one needle and 1/2 on the other, I stretched her out to show my husband her size and lost 10 stitches off the needle. I had visions of when I was working on another shawl and my son pulled the needles out at a crucial point, resulting in a huge frog session, but when I examined the dropped stitches, I was in luck. It was a YoK2tog section, and I had only had one stitch ladder down on row, and it was easy to pick everything else up.
One last thing... While I was googling Victorian Lace Along tonight, I found the German knit along, and have been looking over their photos and FO's. I know a little German, but not enough to read all of their posts.


brewerburns said...

The shawl seems to be coming along nicely. Thanks for posting the link to the German knit along. I'm going to go over there and have a peek.

Marsha said...

Don't you just love this yarn!

Sally said...

I've just started the Cap Shawl using Kidsilk Haze in the colour Blush. Maybe I should say I have started it twice. Or three times. I just can't decide which needle size to use and I'm wondering if you had any issues. I started with size 6 and thought the center looked too loose; it looks so nice and defined in the photographs. Now I'm on a 4, but I'm afraid that will be too tight. I knit the Icarus shawl in Kidsilk Haze on a 3 -- that's why I thought a 7 might be way too large a needle. (I also just finished the Peacock shawl using a 4 and it's nice and airy.) Any opinion? I know you are using a different yarn. is where you can find my blog.