tatt3r's Christmas Loot
It's been some time since I posted my progress on SamplerM. Since my last update, I've almost finished 5 patterns. (I skipped pattern 15, it was a duplicate of an earlier pattern) Starting at the bottom, the patterns are: 16 - Cubics, 17 - Wybert, 18 - Twisted Oak, 19 - Peacock, and 20 - Beehive. I've only finished 14 rows on Pattern 20, but I decided to include it in my update.
I like Peacock and Beehive is easy to knit, I love the texture. Twisted Oak wasn't hard to do, but my crochet thread has no memory, and it isn't very pretty. I think lace weight wool would make Twisted Oak much more attractive.
Pi shawls are tricky to photograph when they get this big. In a normal, relaxed state on the circular needles, the shawl looks like a soft, crumpled bag. I grabbed my navy blue shawl and stuffed it inside the Pi shawl for this picture. It looks like a puffy pillow instead of a shawl, but the navy blue lets you see the patterns very nicely.
The pattern for my final section is a variation of Old Shell. I must be the only knitter on the planet who doesn't like Feather and Fan, and I chose Old Shell reluctantly. The variation I'm using is a 6 round repeat, and a multiple of 20. The extra rounds between the increases, combined with the extra stitches will hopefully lessen the waviness of the pattern.
So far it looks good to me, and I don't plan to rip it. I want this yarn to be knitted into a shawl, I don't want it to linger in my stash. I have tried 2 different Pi shawls and frogged them, I know the yarn is dangerously close to being banished to the dark corners of my stash.