My plan was to finish my Reciprocate Shawl, have it blocked and ready to show at my knitting group this week. Not happening!
I did get all the pattern work done. There are 715 (I didn’t count . . I hope that’s right . . that’s what the pattern says I should have) stitches on the needles. The cables are too short and I’m battling scrunched up stitches but I can make it or, maybe I’ll get lucky and find longer needles/cables. My guess is . . IF I have longer cables, they’re in something else.
I was sure I would get this finished today but when I looked at the garter stitch border, it’s “Repeat Rows 1 and 2 . . FOURTEEN more times!” That’s a total of 30 rows left to be done .. 32 really because the last 2 rows of Chart D are garter stitches and I haven’t done those yet. So, 30 rows at even 30 minutes each is 15 hours. I would have to finish it today and get it blocked in order to get it done in time to take to show & tell. Nope, not happening.
The good news is . . the garter rows are simple, no counting, can do while I’m talking so I’ll save the rest of the work to do while at the knitting group. I won’t be able to finish it there but I can get a few rows done and maybe get it finished later in the week.
About Reciprocate Shawl – It was designed to be made with sport weight yarn and not so big but there were several “hacks”, one of which was fingering weight with multiple zig zags, and, obviously, that’s the one I’m making.
This is a Rosemary (Romi) Hill design. I’ve admired her designs for so long but they always look a little intimidating to me and I’ve never been quite brave enough to tackle one of her designs. I have 9 of them in my Ravelry library! Reciprocate just grabbed me and I’m so glad I did it. My first Romi Hill design and my first mosaic knitting. Definitely not my last of either! This has been an extremely fun project and I can’t wait to get it finished and blocked.