Sherilyn KAL — Winner and my FO

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Sherilyn KAL. It was great to read in the comments and the Ravelry thread that the posts were useful. My latest rendition of the pattern is destined to become a Christmas present for a friend of mine in snowy Alberta. Read more

Sherilyn KAL – Section 4 & binding off

I hope working through Section 3 went better for you than it did for me! I had a few false starts, but that’s what I get for trying to knit when I’m too tired to pay proper attention to the chart. Section 3 doesn’t have the same rhythm that Section 2 has, but you can see the pattern forming in your knitting. Which is what clued me in to the fact I’d messed up. I took some time during the day...

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Sherilyn KAL – Section 3 tips

My plan for today was to show the transition from Section 2 to Section 3 with my shawl in progress, which I thought was going along really nicely last night. I think I was on row 9 when I realised something wasn’t quite right. I’d messed up the edging stitches on row 1 of Section 3. NOT fixable by dropping down the stitches so I had to rip it out and start the section again. Luckily there ar...

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Sherilyn KAL – progress

We haven’t got a lot to share today so we thought we’d update you on the progress of our shawls. I managed to get quite a bit done over the weekend. I’ve just finished row 8 of my second time through Section 2. I took out the markers since I don’t normally use them when I knit this shawl. But I figured that it might be helpful if I pointed out where the markers would go. You can see t...

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Sherilyn KAL – Reading your knitting and fixing a mistake

I hope you are all getting along well with the pattern. I’ve put together some tips which will help you read your knitting, give charts a try or fix a mistake. The mistake is in my Sherilyn and I did not make it just so I could write this blog post, but it sure was helpful. It’s something I do quite often in my own knitting and have found it’s a common mistake – a missed yarn over.  B...

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Sherilyn KAL – cast on and edging

I hope the shawl swatching went well for everyone and you were either able to get the pattern gauge or create a fabric you are happy with. Now it’s time to cast on. I know the figure of eight cast on is fiddly and some of you may be wondering how a cast on typically used for toe up socks can be used for a shawl that isn’t started at the centre. To picture it try to think of the knitting as g...

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Sherilyn KAL – swatching

You may hear swatch for a shawl and think ‘what’s the point?’ But why put all that work into a shawl only to block it and and find out that the pattern and yarn just don’t go together or the stitches are too tight or loose. Also it will help to answer the question of whether you have enough yarn. I answer almost all of the pattern support messages we receive and a question that comes in quit...

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Sherilyn KAL – Rebecca’s Yarn

In case anyone was curious all the yarn I’m holding in the photo is YarnPony. I have a feeling this is going to be a ‘Sherilyn’s made in YarnPony’ KAL. And for all of you who haven’t had the chance to see these colours in person or knit with them I think we’re going to have to add at leas...

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