There comes a time when a wench just needs to git in touch with her inner pirate. That bein' the case, I made meself this here shawl...
Fortunately my spokesmodel wasn't booked.
The body of the shawl is knitted. Very easy, build it from the bottom up, triangular type of deal using plain ole stockinette, worsted weight yarn (I used Cascade 220) and a size 9 40" circ.
CO 2, k first row
Row 2, pf&b of every st
Row 3, kf&b of first 2 sts, pm, kf&b of last 2 sts
Row 4, p
Row 5, kf&b of first st, in the sts before and after marker and last st of row (4 sts increased)
Repeat rows 4 & 5 until you have 300 sts
...not so easy.
First I attempted my friend Rog using intarsia and incorporating him onto the shawl itself. Looked like junkola on the backside of the shawl and can you all say bobbin p0rn? No good.
Next I opted for my applique method, knitting the appliques (there are four there) fair isle, thus avoiding bobbin p0rn. The pieces were just too stretchy. Me no likey.
So, I picked up my H hook and my charts and bingo! Me likey!
Four crocheted intarsia, non-stretchy appliques that adhered to the piece like a dream!
Funny, and cool, story...my offspring walked up behind me as I was sitting on the floor sewing the appliques to the shawl and stated, "THAT...is mine." Then she turned on her heels and walked away. BEST. REVIEW. EVER.
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