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2013 2013 2013 <div style="text-align: justify;">Last summer I was given a gorgeous skein of Natural Dye Studio Scheherazade in the colourway Wisteria, as part of a swap package.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/106279262/scheherazade_medium2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/106279262/scheherazade_medium2.JPG" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Such a hard colour to capture. It's pink, not lilac!</td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: justify;">About a month later - during Wimbledon I think, so pretty much exactly a year ago - I decided it was destined to become the <a href="http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cwtch-shawl">Cwtch Shawl</a>. I worked on it irregularly, and it was the end of October before I had finally finished.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/137621795/image_medium2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/137621795/image_medium2.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">This is more like the colour</td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Unfortunately, the bind off suggested in the pattern was <i>nowhere near</i>&nbsp;stretch enough, and I couldn't block it. At the time, I wasn't up to the challenge of unpicking the bind off and finding a stretchier one. Fastforward to now, and I've got a few more shawls under my belt and a lot more understanding/experience in knitting generally. So I decided it was time I did something about it.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I had to go back to the pattern to remind myself how I had bound off (on a purl row, p2tog, pass stitch back to left needle, repeat) and what stitches I should have on the needle when I was done. Once I'd got my head around it, the rest was easy.<br /><br />I re-did the bind off with a crochet hook, adding a chain stitch between each bound off stitch. <a href="http://www.ravelry.com/projects/supertinks/tuch---shawl-lazykaty">Lazy Katy</a>&nbsp;uses a similar bind off and the results were amazing, so I was confident I'd get the bind off I was looking for.<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170694144/image_medium2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170694144/image_medium2.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Isn't that better? And for some reason, it looks purple again.</td></tr></tbody></table><br />As soon as it was bound off, it was in the sink and onto the blocking boards. The end result is beautiful.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170775822/DSC03336_medium2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170775822/DSC03336_medium2.JPG" width="291" /></a></div><br />I increased the size to include two more hearts in the border, but screwed up the maths as the pattern has a mistake in the stitch counts. So my centre point is a little off on the border and I had to fudge it a bit. I suppose I could have tinked back to add more stitches but I really couldn't be bothered. It's barely noticeable anyway.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170775825/DSC03339S_medium2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170775825/DSC03339S_medium2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br />The heart pattern is adorable! And in this yarn (a camel/silk blend) it is a dream to wear. It's so floaty.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170775824/DSC03343S_medium2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170775824/DSC03343S_medium2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/171015886/DSC03358S_medium2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/171015886/DSC03358S_medium2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />There is a part of me that is kind of sad I didn't get around to doing this sooner, as I think it would have been a lovely shawl to wear on my wedding day. Given the temperatures on the day (and the rain!), I'm glad I didn't though, as the shop-bought pashmina I ended up with was a lot bigger than this!</div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div style="text-align: justify;">Last summer I was given a gorgeous skein of Natural Dye Studio Scheherazade in the colourway Wisteria, as part of a swap package.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/106279262/scheherazade_medium2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/106279262/scheherazade_medium2.JPG" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Such a hard colour to capture. It's pink, not lilac!</td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: justify;">About a month later - during Wimbledon I think, so pretty much exactly a year ago - I decided it was destined to become the <a href="http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cwtch-shawl">Cwtch Shawl</a>. I worked on it irregularly, and it was the end of October before I had finally finished.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/137621795/image_medium2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/137621795/image_medium2.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">This is more like the colour</td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Unfortunately, the bind off suggested in the pattern was <i>nowhere near</i>&nbsp;stretch enough, and I couldn't block it. At the time, I wasn't up to the challenge of unpicking the bind off and finding a stretchier one. Fastforward to now, and I've got a few more shawls under my belt and a lot more understanding/experience in knitting generally. So I decided it was time I did something about it.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I had to go back to the pattern to remind myself how I had bound off (on a purl row, p2tog, pass stitch back to left needle, repeat) and what stitches I should have on the needle when I was done. Once I'd got my head around it, the rest was easy.<br /><br />I re-did the bind off with a crochet hook, adding a chain stitch between each bound off stitch. <a href="http://www.ravelry.com/projects/supertinks/tuch---shawl-lazykaty">Lazy Katy</a>&nbsp;uses a similar bind off and the results were amazing, so I was confident I'd get the bind off I was looking for.<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170694144/image_medium2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170694144/image_medium2.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Isn't that better? And for some reason, it looks purple again.</td></tr></tbody></table><br />As soon as it was bound off, it was in the sink and onto the blocking boards. The end result is beautiful.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170775822/DSC03336_medium2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170775822/DSC03336_medium2.JPG" width="291" /></a></div><br />I increased the size to include two more hearts in the border, but screwed up the maths as the pattern has a mistake in the stitch counts. So my centre point is a little off on the border and I had to fudge it a bit. I suppose I could have tinked back to add more stitches but I really couldn't be bothered. It's barely noticeable anyway.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170775825/DSC03339S_medium2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170775825/DSC03339S_medium2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br />The heart pattern is adorable! And in this yarn (a camel/silk blend) it is a dream to wear. It's so floaty.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170775824/DSC03343S_medium2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/170775824/DSC03343S_medium2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/171015886/DSC03358S_medium2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/supertinks/171015886/DSC03358S_medium2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />There is a part of me that is kind of sad I didn't get around to doing this sooner, as I think it would have been a lovely shawl to wear on my wedding day. Given the temperatures on the day (and the rain!), I'm glad I didn't though, as the shop-bought pashmina I ended up with was a lot bigger than this!</div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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