Half a shawl = finished project!

This project was loitering in the UFO basket pending a decision about its future … Having gone up half a needle size to achieve a squishy texture, my yardage was affected and it gradually dawned on me that I would not have enough of the Rock Lobster colourway to complete the Italian Job shawl.

Reluctant to rip out all that work, I set it aside for a couple of weeks, to mull over my options.

I’m so glad I did!

It occurred to me that the incomplete shawl was roughly the size of a Hitchhiker, and as such could be a useful accessory in its own right, just not an Italian Job per se.

I decided to knit the remaining Rock Lobster yarn without any further contrast patterning, leaving enough to complete a picot edge, and – now I’ve got used to the idea that the design isn’t what it was meant to be – I’m very pleased with the result!

So half-finished is finished after all!

Have you been pleasantly surprised by the way an unpromising project has turned out? I’d love to hear about it!






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Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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7 Responses to Half a shawl = finished project!

  1. Love pattern and colour. Nice make x

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  2. swissrose says:

    It’s really lovely, I adore the colour combo and the geometric pattern is very appealing!
    I bet it’ll be a pretty and useful item you reach for a lot.
    I find it’s not always the projects I’ve loved making and enthused about that are the ones that get the most use, in fact, it can quite often be unexpected which become the most useful and worn…

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  3. catterel says:

    I am full of admiration for your ingenuity and beautiful work – YAGO: yet another gorgeous object.

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    • yarnsmithery says:

      Thank you 🙂 I can’t claim credit for the pretty pattern, but I’m glad I realised it would also work as a smaller size – it had been within a whisker of being unravelled! 🙂


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