|Me in my Elk Tooth Shawl.|
So I was almost finished knitting the Elk Tooth Shawl when I realized I wouldn't have enough yarn to finish the pattern. So I spun up some milk fiber in a bright blue for some nice contrast. I wanted to put a stripe in the middle and not just use the blue yarn at the end and make it look like I ran out of yarn and just put it in to finish. That meant I had to undo or frog (rip it, rip it, rip it) some of my knitting.
|Blocking the Elk Tooth Shawl I knit|
I didn't know for sure where I was in the pattern so I knit a few extra rows just in case. Well that didn't help at the end because after I added the rows of bright blue and knew I wouldn't have enough yarn to finish again. I didn't want to start over and didn't want to add a new color. I spun up all of the bright blue milk fiber. Jessie could have dyed me more but I wanted to finish it so I could wear it too my husband's work Christmas party. So instead of the seed stitch at the end I knit stockinette to keep the same look as the top and make a smaller trim. If I had more yarn I would have liked to keep the pattern because I like the look of the seed stitch.
|I added bright blue milk fiber yarn.|
I have never blocked a shawl before and wasn't sure it would turn out but I think it looks nice. I just soaked it in warm soapy water (non rinse soap). Gently squeezed and laid it on a towel that I put over a piece of cardboard. I pinned it down so it wouldn't curl up. Blocking it also helped show the YO (yarn over) stitches better.
|Back view of the Elk Tooth Shawl I knit.|
So what do you think?