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Jun 27, 2017 09:00:30   #
Reyna
 
The shawl is lovely, and good for you for sticking with it. I would have packed it in, for sure!
 
Jun 27, 2017 09:00:54   #
Rag doll
 
Beautiful, I like the color!
Jun 27, 2017 09:06:54   #
Wroclawnice (a regular here)
 
It is beautiful and the color is too. Your friend will enjoy wearing it.
Jun 27, 2017 09:18:36   #
kathleenTC
 
Beautiful!!!
Jun 27, 2017 09:25:56   #
Artbarn
 
All your effort was worth it, Trish. It's a lovely shawl in a beautiful colorway.
Jun 27, 2017 09:53:04   #
tmvasquez (a regular here)
 
Very pretty😊
 
Jun 27, 2017 09:56:49   #
sharmend (a regular here)
 
Turned out beautiful, BUT I would write the designer and let them know the problems you had so they maybe can correct the pattern.
Jun 27, 2017 10:02:39   #
eppe (a regular here)
 
thanks for information about the size of the pattern
Jun 27, 2017 10:09:16   #
trish2222
 
jeanne63 wrote:
It's beautiful, did you write the designer for help?


Thank you, and no I didn't contact her because I was sure it was me at fault. I just couldn't see where I was going wrong. I felt somewhat embarrassed by my failure.
Jun 27, 2017 10:10:32   #
trish2222
 
Reyna wrote:
The shawl is lovely, and good for you for sticking with it. I would have packed it in, for sure!

Thank you.
If it had been for me, Reyna, it would have definitely been packed in and another pattern found.
Jun 27, 2017 10:15:23   #
trish2222
 
sharmend wrote:
Turned out beautiful, BUT I would write the designer and let them know the problems you had so they maybe can correct the pattern.


Thank you.

The other projects with that pattern on Ravelry seem to have come out right which would suggest it's either my knitting or the yarn I used causing it to be too small. I'm happy for my notes to convey the problems I had.
 
Jun 27, 2017 10:17:57   #
broomhilda57
 
Beautiful color, love your results
Jun 27, 2017 10:20:39   #
cafeknitter
 
trish2222 wrote:
I knitted this for my friend and she's pleased with it. I'm so glad because although it's a quick easy knit I did have a problem with it.

It's a free pattern
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waves-of-happiness

Never having done a crescent shawl before, nor a shawl with a solid body, I didn't realise as I was knitting it that it would be far too small. The pattern requires 4 ply/fingering and I used Tosh Merino Light (shade Cousteau) which was the correct weight. I also used the needles specified - 3.25mm.

The first attempt was ripped out and the next attempt was done on 3.75mm needles. I still couldn't get the dimensions but noticed the edging seemed the right size. A couple of friends suggested doing only the body again and also going up another needle size. I went up 2 needle sizes to 4.5mm and finally it seemed more in proportion. I cast off using 5.5mm needles. However, in order to fully spread out the lace edging, I had to lose the wedges shown in the pattern and mine is a full crescent. I prefer the look of that anyway!

I won't do this pattern again although the end result is fine. A KP friend saw the pattern I was doing and she knitted one too and, you've guessed it, it's too small. Her opinion is, and I think she's right, that there aren't enough stitches picked up from the edging to do the body. There are another 4 people on Ravelry who've done this shawl but they didn't do project notes so I've no idea how they got on.

If I'd paid for this pattern I'd have been spitting nails and the blocking wouldn't have been the only aggressive thing about it.
I knitted this for my friend and she's pleased wit... (show quote)


Ooh lovely! Good colorway
Jun 27, 2017 10:21:06   #
ocdknitcase
 
Beautiful.
Jun 27, 2017 10:28:32   #
Pam in LR
 
That's so pretty. I just adore knitted on edgings.
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