Inspiration has struck!

I’m working on a new design.  I was inspired by a tunic in a catalog.  I want to make a shawl that starts in a solid deep color, mostly stockinette stitch, that ends in deep points.  And then add a lace border at the bottom, in white, that ends up somewhat ruffly because of the points.

First thing I need to do is figure out how to make the points.  I did a proof of concept – it’s not a swatch because it’s not the yarn I will use and the needle size is wrong.  I just wanted to see if my idea would work.


I think it will work.  At the length I’d want before starting the lace, there would be a lot more stitches between the increases/decrease, creating a deeper point.  But I’m currently unsure if it will make points on it’s own or only with blocking.  And I’m wondering if I only have to do the increase/decrease part at the end (the last section, as this is pi shawl based)

I need to do more research as well as more proof of concept attempts.

In the meantime, I’m sticking to my schedule for the most part.  I’ve worked on the WIPs on their designated days (according to my calendar), although it turns out that I only have time to do two rows on the Dracula’s Bride shawl before my husband gets home from work and I absolutely cannot work on it if he’s home.  I can’t risk the possibility of interruptions.  I was all alone and undisturbed yesterday and still managed to mess up twice on one row (not too bad and easily fixed). 74+ stitch lace repeats take a lot of concentration.

On the plus side, that left me the evening open to work on this design.

Time to spin (as it’s a spinning day) and ponder my next design step.


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