2 down, 5 to go?
I am having so much fun knitting the Flower Basket Shawl. It’s an easy pattern to follow and because I’m using a heavier guage it’s knitting up quickly. I’ve got the first 2 repeats of the lower shawl done…and the pattern calls for 7 total. I think I could finish over the weekend. But I’m really wanting a slightly larger shawl than the pattern offers up…so I’m wondering if I can squeak out another repeat before I switch to the edging. Baa Bonny Belle had a ton of yarn left over after she knit to pattern…I wonder if that’s scientific enough proof for me to think I can add a repeat.
SWTC Bamboo= 250 yds per ball, Gauge: 5 sts per 1″ US 6
Mountain Goat= 240 yds per ball, Gauge: 5 sts per 1″ US 6-8 (I’m using US7 needles…and I knit tightly.)
Therefore, if Sherill had roughly 7/8 of a ball leftover that should instantly mean I should have about the same amount of left over yarn if I knit to pattern. Ergo…I can add a repeat!
Ok…so obviously I wasn’t a math major. Anyone out there with FBS experience have a recommendation? My concern is that if I run out of yarn I won’t be able to come close to matching it. Even at the store there was a huge amount of difference between skeins in the SAME dyelot!!! I’m alternating between my skeins to blend it better. But obviously if I run out of yarn I won’t be able to mix in an extra skein. So do I go to 8 or not???
Well, before I go…I took a pic! This is after the first section and 1 repeat. If you squint just right you can see the baskets shaping up. But baskets schmaskets! Aren’t the colors knitting up beautifully? It’s exactly what I was hoping for! (And we all know how rarely that happens.)
Finally, if you haven’t knit with Mountain Goat yet…get off your duff and go buy some. It’s amazing stuff. I can’t wait to make another project with it!
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