Numerical Knitting

Birch

This is the shawl I made for my my mother. It was my first ever lace project!

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Pattern: Rowan Birch

Modifications: I did a whole row of purls after the cast on before starting the pattern. I also used stitch markers, every 10 stitches. Because of the way the pattern shrinks I had to move them every repeat, but it was totally worth it to make sure I never messed up more than one motif.

Yarn: KnitPicks Shimmer in colorway Morning Mist

Needles: Sz 8 Addi Natura Bamboo circ.

What I like: I really enjoyed the very cool way this pattern fits together. The leaves and the triangles increasing and decreasing to make the shape of the shawl. I think the end result looked quite good.

What I would change: Better needles. The ones I used were not sharp enough and there was a bump at the join that drove me batty. I wouldn’t use a variegated yarn. I am glad I didn’t use anything too fuzzy, but I think the variegation detracts from the pattern in the final product.

Other notes: I made a card with the pattern on it and then used a paper clip to keep track of where I was. It took me about 2/3 of the shawl to memorize the pattern so the card was handy. I also made an Excel spread sheet to figure out how close I was to being done. Send me an email if you want it.

1 Comment »

  1. […] socks for humans from now on! They were knit from some KnitPicks Shimmer that I had left from the Birch I knit last […]

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