So, I actually finished this shawl just before the New Year, but I blocked it this week and finally took some photos. I started knitting this just before I left Indiana and finished it a few months after moving to Oregon. The yarn is some luscious Briar Rose Fibers Sea Pearl. I had a limited amount of this as it was an “end” or a smaller “put-up” than Chris’ normal Sea Pearl. I really liked the color though, so I snagged it at Fiber Fest last spring.
If you’ve knit the Prairie Rose Shawl, you might notice that the edge doesn’t look quite the same.
While I would like to pretend that it was intentional, we all know it wasn’t. I ran out of yarn. There, I said it. I ran out of yarn. I knew I only had 400 yards, but I knit with abandon and the result was shorting myself on the edging.
Still, it doesn’t look too bad. So, my fudging it a little and ending it in an optimal spot based on the chart I was in worked out. Of course, this means that the next time I face the same situation, I will run out of yarn in a very very ugly spot.
Pattern: Prairie Rose Lace Shawl, Evelyn Clark, The Knitter’s Book of Wool
Yarn: Briar Rose Fibers Sea Pearl, 400 yards, bright orange coral (my own color name)
Needles: US 4 Hiya Hiya Interchangeable Circulars
Modifications: Unintentionally shortened the edging. ha