I have been working on the Fall/Winter Seasons shawl for about a week now. It's my first time working with shadow, and I LOVE IT! The fabric I am getting using it double stranded on US 5's is wonderful. Drapey and warm, but not too heavy. And I love the colors.
I'm nearing the end of the falling leaves motifs.
There is a revision to the chart on the KP web site in the pattern errata section, for anyone who isn't aware of that yet.
I have a question about the number of repeats of the falling leaves chart, going across the row in the final two sections, which are rows 1-12 of the chart, knit with one strand of C and D (Sunset Heather and Vinyard Heather) and then rows 13-24 of the chart, knitted with two strands of D (Vinyard Heather).
I have more repeats that what the pattern says I should have.
Is this an error on my part earlier in my knitting of the shawl, or an error in the pattern which hasn't yet been caught and had an erratum listed for it? Or am I just reading the correct words and interpreting them differently than the pattern designer intended.
I was fine up until the section before that, kniting the entire chart (rows 1-24) with two strands of C (Sunset heather) held together, so I'm doubting that I made a mistake earlier.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Beth - I just finished my Fall/Winter Shawl and am delighted. Like you, I made (unintentional) changes in the pattern. Like that triple YO... in hindsight, I would do it differently. Other things I would do differently would include using more markers. At the ends of every repeat. The hardest part for me was during that snowstorm at the end of the blue section. WOW! But ultimately, I defy ANYONE to find the irregularities. There were a couple of places where I gave up finding out why I had leftover stitches or a couple missing and faked it. (That's when I rued the lack of repeat markers. Hmm...)
Anyway, I just finished my shawl last week, and am SO happy with it! It's SO warm and yummy, and yet so lightweight you forget you're wearing it. (Believe me, it's awesome to wear it during this cold snap up here in New England!)
Having conquered in the face of adversity (i.e. it's been years since I did any serious knitting of any kind) I now find myself planning toward a shawl for a potential upcoming wedding. Not for me - for the bride. Wish me luck!
You'll do great. Good luck though. Join us in knitting along on any shawl you wish to make. We would love to see pics. And if you get stuck, post a note about it, and someone here will pitch in and try and help you.