JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,


19 grams of yarn left, 14 rows of pattern to go (plus bind-off). Sure hope this works out ...

Edited to add: Ah well, my wishing and libwitch's fingercrossing wasn't enough to stretch the yarn to the necessary extra length (I'll certainly credit the fingercrossing with providing me the good fortune of no disasters during the "repair"). Shawl pulled off needles, ripped back to 4 rows above the end of the eighth ribs (those centre sections that look like vertebrae made it very easy to calculate this), then needle reinserted into all the loose stitch loops I could see. I'll undo the last few rows of the ninth ribs stitch-by-stitch (have done one already) as that'll let me catch any stray stitches that I missed getting onto the needle (though looks as if I DID get 'em all) and also allow me to make sure each stitch is right-way-round when I get the undoing back to the point where I can start knitting forwards again. Very glad I was working with wool rather than a synthetic ... one major advantage of sheep hair is that it makes yarn just fuzzy enough that the stitches cling to their fellows and thus hold position until I undo 'em ... they don't run like snagged pantyhose.

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