The middle of last week I reached the end of the pattern instructions for my Easy Goes It shawl. I still had a ton of yarn left as the put up on my skein was bigger than the pattern called for yarn. (And I was even using a size 7 US needle instead of the pattern recommended US 6 to make my gauge bigger.) What is a knitter to do? I didn’t want to bind off and leave so much unused.
Well, I put on my big girl undies and decided to extend the pattern. I am going to work another garter section and weigh my yarn as I go. When I get down to a few grams left I think I will add a short eyelet section before binding off in the pattern recommended manner. I will save just a teeny bit of yarn for my scrap blanket but otherwise I plan to play yarn chicken as best I can. This singles yarn is too yummy to sit in my leftovers.
I’m a few garter bumps in and my yarn is shrinking. I think a good nap knitting session today and post-bedtime session tonight should see me to the rest of my yarn….fingers crossed.
That is a very pretty yarn. 🙂
It’s pretty and a pretty color. I’m confident you’ll make it work.
Love the colour
You are the boss of your knitting! If you want it bigger, you can make it bigger. Love it!
I’m designing something right now that won’t use all the yarn. I usually try to use most of it, but it would make this shawl way too wide. So now I’m at the “could you get two in opposite color combination?” Which is a yarn chicken of another stripe!
It’s looking lovely, and that sounds like a good way to use up that pretty yarn!
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good plan! That yarn is awfully pretty. 🙂