I started this shawl on the last cruise out of regular weight Crazy Zauberball. The original pattern was from Knitscene. I liked the way it looked. Then I read the directions. I am not going to do a shawl in brioche. I like to finish things in a life time.
So time to change a few things. There are two balls of yarn of the same yarn started at different points. One yarn is providing a garter ridge. The other yarn is alternating a knit row and a purl row. The end result is a 6 row repeat (skipping the increases) of Knit A, Knit A, Knit B, Knit A Knit A, Purl B.
From here, I am probably going to add a wing to each side (a la Double Refraction) only continuing the same six row pattern. Since I already have a few hundred stitches to deal with – it is not going to be small.
Not being really enthusiastic right now – I started Trillian – one of Martina Behm’s patterns. Simple scarf with a bit of lace on one edge. Easy knitting, it only took a couple of days.
Up close (obviously needs bath and blocking) you can see the strips worked out well in this self striping yarn.
I skipped the lace on the final (increase) edge. Didn’t see the point and it obviously is not going to look the same as the other edge even when blocked. With just the one edge, anyone could wear it. Decorate two edges? Most guys would never, ever touch it.