Losing at yarn chicken

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Just had to bind off the rest of those stitches. πŸ˜–

However it is not as bad as it seems. The instructions for Reyna tell you where to adjust if you think you will run short. I put a lifeline in at the spot I knew I was safe and then I did 2 more rows. I was weighing the yarn after every row and I thought 10 grams would be enough for 5 rows and the bind off. Apparently it will be enough for 3 rows and the bind off, which won’t happen until Wednesday.

It’s Β quite a wavy sort of bind off, I am counting on a soak and a block to straighten it out and make the shawl a little bigger, it looks pretty small right now.

14 thoughts on “Losing at yarn chicken”

  1. “Yarn Chicken” love it! I end up making lap blankies or placemates out of left overs cuz I havent yet learned how to “increase size by blocking” and thus, just buy an extra skein or few to make sure. Lol. Stitch size/gauge probably a factor…too. lol. From the newbie of 18 years who hasnt committed fully to be a real apprentice craftsman. πŸ™‚ beautiful piece, pictured. No matter the size. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! This is a “store sample” knit for my local yarn store, and they only gave me one skein, and it is a smaller skein than the pattern calls for. So, I knew I would run out of yarn at some point. I thought I had figured out exactly when that would happen but I missed by a couple of yards. 😦 So it will be smaller still than they might expect. I’ll write to them before I finish it completely, so if they want to send me more, I can add it on. But I want to get it done with what I have so I can tell them what we are looking at.

  2. Sounds complicated. In my book, You’re a Master at knitting.
    Knitting with rods is one yarn craft that I’ve never mastered except on the simplest levels.
    Blocking is a great way to shape up creations. I hope you’ll post a photo of your finished blocked shawl.

  3. It’s good that you made the sane decision to put in a life line in case the yarn ran out.

    1. πŸ™‚

      I knew I was cutting it really close, and I also had already learned that the yarn does not like being un-knit, or otherwise over worked. Even pulling back to the lifeline had a few tricky moments, it is the kind of yarn that sticks to itself – ugh. But I knew I wanted that lifeline!

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