Monday, January 12, 2009

Flaky Post


What is this stuff?

"Snow? You're pulling my tail!"

I finished the last of the snowflake backgrounds last night. This morning I pinned them all out. Here they are blocking peacefully.
There are thirteen of them. Please excuse the wrinkly background. Here are the rest.
There's been a lot of interest in this fabulous shawl pattern lately, so if anyone else is interested in making it, I'm going to offer this list of corrections for the little errors and typos I found in the pattern. One of the corrections I received from the designer, who was really great and willing to help me, the others are just simple things that I caught, but I think may save you some time and frustration. So here goes!

Snowflake 2 Background
Rnd 18: k1, (k2tog, m1) 8 times, k2 tog

Snowflake 3 Background
Rnd 13: k1, k1 in tCb, k2, k1 tog w tCb, k5, k1 tog w tCb, k2, k1 in tCb, k1

Snowflake 5 Background
Rnd 9: k1 in edgP, k10, k1 in edgP
Rnd 22: k1, (k2tog, m1) 8 times, k2tog

Snowflake 6 Background
Rnd 14: k2, m1, (k2tog, m1) 4 times, k1
Rnd 24: k1, (k2tog, m1) 8 times, k2tog

Snowflake 7 Background
Rnd 5: k1 in edgP, k3, k1 in tCb, k4, k in tCb, k3, k1 in edgP

That's it! Hope that this helps another crazy-for-snowflakes knitter. I have really enjoyed knitting this beautiful pattern. Sharon Winsauer is one talented lady! I have to finish the Heere Be Dragones shawl, another one of her designs. I have my eye on some of her others, as well. Have you seen the Dragon of Happiness shawl? She also has designed another wintery shawl called Dance of the Snowflake that features one large snowflake motif. The link takes you to the Aurora Alpacas site. You need to click on gallery of shawls and then the catalog link towards the bottom of the page to see all her designs. You can also check her out on Ravelry.

Hopefully, next post we will have the finished shawl, or close to it. There's mega grafting and an edging as well. Stay tuned...

1 comment:

Laura Neal said...

Mr. PH is looking quite handsome in those photos. I missed seeing his kitty cuteness! Glad to see you are back to blogging and your handsome boy is back on your blog!