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Wednesday May 25, 2016

Cast on swallowtail......

.... which is harder than it sounded when we agreed to do it.

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I focussed heavily on this (while watching news from the Chelsea Flower Show) but the stitches kept slipping off the needles and generally misbehaving - so the first 6 rows took hours, and then the next 6 in chart 2 were a bit quicker. Each repeat will get slower as the stitch count increases.

Note: have downloaded a stitch counting app for my phone - it seems designed for lace repeats, and now says "row 6 of repeat 1".

Posted by Christina at 10:24 AM. Category: Swallowtail Shawl | Comments (0)

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Cast on and set up

I have cast on!
I knitted the setup pattern about 5 times. Now I'm going to bed before I make any more mistakes.

Posted by Alison at 11:29 PM. Category: Swallowtail Shawl | Comments (0)