Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mystery KAL: Take Two

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Alrighty, so I joined ANOTHER Mystery KAL.  This time I joined the Knitting Like Crazy Mystery Medallion Shawl KAL on Ravelry.  Clue #1 was just released Friday.  I cast on yesterday and completed the 70 rows or so.  I really do like this KAL so far.  Clue #1 was really 2 alternating rows with the medallion pattern in the center.  So, it was a great combo of mindless knitting with a little lace panel in the center to make it interesting.  I could NOT put it down!  The only problem?  When I completed the last row, I counted my stitches and came up with 161 total stitches. That's 4 stitches off of the end count of clue #1, 165.  Which means - Somehow I did not complete the increases on a right side row somewhere along the way.  Unfortunately it's not immediately obvious by looking at it to me.  So I have no idea where my mistake lies.  I think I'm going to have to fudge this one a bit to add back in the 4 stitches since I'm positive there's a reason the ending stitch count was mentioned on clue #1.  At any rate, I put out a HELP thread on the Ravelry Group Discussion Board to get some suggestions from the mod and the other knitters. I AM NOT FROGGING THIS PUPPY AND STARTING AGAIN.  ;p  The only other thing I can think of is that Chart A in the pattern has to be repeated a second time in Clue #1.  But the pattern says: Repeat rows 3&4 until Chart A is repeated twice.  Which, to me says that you knit rows 1-4 in the the first pattern repeat.  Then rows 5-28 of the first repeat are just repeats of rows 3 & 4.  When I started the 2nd repeat, I just knit rows 3 & 4 (excluding Rows 1 & 2 for the 2nd repeat, because of the way it was worded).  Perhaps I was supposed to start with row 1 on the repeat and hence, I lost the 4 increase stitches there.

I'm knitting this up with Louet Gems Fingering Wt. yarn in Storm Cloud Colorway (a really LIGHT gray).  I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the feel of this yarn.  And of course I am knitting with a pair of my lux Signature Needles.  So this is truly a sensory sensation for me!

Well, hopefully I'll get the increases all figured out so that by the time Clue #2 is released, I'll be ready to keep on knitting!

UPDATE:  I WAS supposed to incorporate rows 1 & 2 in the repeat.  Ah-ha!  Tinking back 25 rows to correct problem!  YAY!  No fudging!  My shawl will be perfect! :)



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4 comments:

  1. I love this. I may just have to join you! I also love mystery knit alongs!

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  2. Looks great. I have not started mine yet since I am behind on other projects, but I want to do this. :)

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  3. Meredith - You SHOULD join in!!!

    Dvora - No worries. Join in as soon as you can!!! I can't wait to see what yarn you use! :)

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  4. I'm using signature needles on this KAL also (I just got my first pair at the MDS&W this weekend). I agree, they feel very luxurious. I'm enjoying this KAL as well.

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