Pogona Ta-dah! And another lesson learned

I had trouble getting the colours right in any wider shots. This is more accurate... 
YARN: 350m Polworth/Baby Alpaca/ Mulberry Silk 
 from Sunbird Fibre Works in "So Strawberry"

I can't tell you how much I loved knitting this shawl. I loved the pattern since a few of my friends made it last year. The yarn is one of the nicest I've used, such subtle changes in colour and wonderful to knit on my KnitPro Symphonies. Lost in the moment, I ended up knitting the main section for too many rows leaving insufficient meterage for the border and as a result mine is shallow at only 3 rows before bind off. This was my only modification to the pattern. 

Talking of which, you may remember I had cast this on a couple of times before and had issues with the Yarn Overs not being symmetrical. I puzzled over this for some time, and then asked here for help which gave me the solution and I cast on again in this yarn. Well, here's the thing..... while it was finished and blocking, I looked at the pattern again on my iPad, and noticed right at the end, after the list of abbreviations....... have you guessed? Yes, a small paragraph about the yarn overs and how to knit them so that they are symmetrical. I laughed out loud (else I would have cried!) as I had completely missed this. I'm blaming the fact that I printed out the pattern but not the abbreviation page but really, I should have checked the electronic version I'd purchased. What an idiot! So that's ANOTHER lesson learned! 

The weather here is wonderful today, and we're planning a lovely weekend (I'm even going out with some friends tonight!!!!) although I won't rest until I've chosen the the yarns for the June Shawl KAL - so many lovely colours to choose - aarrgghh! (If you are interested in knitting Color Affection with us, you can find the KAL details here as well as a discount on some gorgeous Knitting Goddess yarns.)

Before I go, here are the links to FO Friday and Creative Friday where you'll see links to lots of loveliness. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. 
xxxxx

21 comments

  1. Well done Sarah it's totally gorgeous and will look stunning on you. I did exactly the same with my Aidez, I wondered about the abreviations and asled for help on Facebook but if I had looked at the Rave page for Aidex properly it would have told me everything I need to know!
    Have a fantastic time out tonight.
    xxxxx

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    1. Thank you! Glad to know I'm not the only one to overlook the obvious!!!! :D

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  2. It looks awesome! I love the different shape of this shawl.

    I like the YO trick. Sometimes for YOs to get them to look the same, I will skip the ones that come out bigger on the right side and pick them up on the wrong side. Only if it's a shawl that has rest rows and a simple design, though.

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  3. I only look at maps after I'm lost, so I can totally relate :) It looks absolutely gorgeous! You must be ecstatic!

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  4. We need an action pic, Sarah!

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    1. When the weather is cooler!!!! It's a bit sweaty for wool at the moment ;)

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  5. That is one gorgeous shawl, well done!

    x

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    1. Thank you - the pattern is a pleasure to knit.

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  6. That is beautiful! An excellent shape for wearing around the neck.

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  7. Gorgeous shawl and beautiful colour!

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  8. The shaping is so neat! I LOL'd at your lesson learned b/c I think I've done something along those lines in the past. When I've missed something b/c I didn't take the time to read it all the way through first, I hear a playback of myself preaching to a room full of 32, 10 year olds.

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  9. Such a gorgeous shawl. I love the shape!

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  10. I think it is gorgeous!! You are not alone, I am just the same and always kick myself if I miss something at the end (or the beginning to be truthful) of a pattern. I have a bad habit of thinking I know what I'm doing. How wrong I often am! :)

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    1. Yep - you have it in one! I didn't *need* to read that page because I knew what all the abbreviations meant!!!!!! :D

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  11. Very beautiful shawl and lovely colours. X

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  12. That really is such a pretty yarn ... great knit :D

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  13. Your work is gorgeous and you have a good eye for colors, yarn and details.

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