Monday, August 15, 2005

Peacock In Progress - Chart 1

I have finished the first chart of my Peacock Feathers Shawl. I told myself that I would only work on it when I really had time to concentrate on it but I have been somewhat obsessed.

These are the small feathers at the top of the shawl. I am still waiting for my circular needles to arrive so I am using single pointed needles.

Things that have helped me so far:

1. Stitch markers are your friend . . .

2. I have been threading dental floss lifelines through my stitches every 10 rows. I have used them. Unfortunately I have done a bit of frogging and tinking.

3. I have been using a row counter.

4. I have also placed a post-it not under the charted row I am working on. This has also helped me keep track of where I am.

5. I found that frogging can be minimized by counting my stitches at the end of every odd numbered row.

Now I'm off to start chart 2.


PurlPrincess said...

That's gorgeous so far! I can't wait to see it finished!

Allison said...

Looking good! I am midway through chart 3 if you want to check it out - thanks for your comment btw. Whenever I start a triangle shawl I am always wanting to rip it out until I get like 6" done - my partner is always saying no don't rip it out give it time. He's always right of course:) I make a copy of my charts and then I color in the rows I've finished to keep track of where I am. Happy Knitting!