December 24, 2006

Twinkle, twinkle little shawl

Finished this last night and pinned it out this morning, before we headed off for Christmas Eve celebrations. Cat (lower right corner) included for scale.

Pattern: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star shawl
Yarn: Misty Alpaca laceweight, in cream. I used less than 2 skeins for this (and bought four, so now I have a bit over two to make something else. Hmm.)

The pattern was pretty straightforward and quick, although the instructions for the edging are incomplete - not so much that any decent knitter couldn't figure out where the errors are, but still a bit disconcerting if you're not paying attention. I suspect the error has never been fixed simply because few other people have done the shawl yet - my initial Google searches brought up no other links to text or pictures about it beyond simply pattern listings.

I'll be sending them an email with the corrections, but just in case anyone else out there is searching for the pattern and stumbles across this, I'll be nice and post them here too:

Edging Corrections - I have included the missing instructions in italics for the relevant rows.

Row 5 - Knit across and knit the 13th stitch together with the first stitch of the shawl, knit 1 st into next st on shaw. (If you do not do this when you start the edging, you will be one stitch off as you start into the edging chart).

In addition, finishing the edging is left out of the instructions entirely.So *before* the line "Bind Off", repeat rows 1 through 5 as originally written to add the garter stitch edge to the remaining side.

Posted by Jenipurr at December 24, 2006 07:08 AM

It's beautiful! I'm sure you'll have no problem finding something to do with the remaining 2 skeins :-)

Posted by: Leanne at December 25, 2006 08:33 AM

i love the pattern and yarn. i wish there were more directions, if you could find the time and post it or email it to me i would be so grateful. i enjoy doing neat things and unique this pattern is please email it to me with all my thanks and good intentions for the new years i hope you have a great one, as for me i am looking for a wonderful year myself youes truly karen and her unruly cat shadow

Posted by: karen baker at December 25, 2006 11:44 AM

send me a more detailed info on your shawl please i love it and it would make a great gift.

Posted by: karen baker at December 25, 2006 11:46 AM

Lovely work! Congratulations, and Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Barbara-Kay at December 25, 2006 08:33 PM

the shawl turned out beautifully!

Posted by: marti at December 26, 2006 08:39 AM

Looks great. I envy you & your lace-knitting skill...

Posted by: Frances at December 26, 2006 05:35 PM

I love how your shawl turned out! Thanks for noting the mistakes to the pattern. I'm sorry about the confusion.

I'm hoping that you had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season!
Libby Grant

Posted by: Libby Grant at December 28, 2006 06:51 PM