Morning, currently the Pi Shawl is on hold. I’m busy mocking up some swatches of the edging, and have made coasters with my failures.
Put it this was, a crocodile crochet stitch edging doesn’t work on a knit shawl. I didn’t know, and now I do. So, in the meantime, I’m stalking knitters and searching edging patterns that I can do in the round.
Since the next increase on the Pi Shawl is less than 18 rows away, and it’s the big one. I need to be ready for those edging rows. I’ve re-read some of Yarn Harlot’s posts about the shawls she knits for family. I’ve seen the pictures of how she does edging, and I am oh so tempted.
The good news is that I have plenty of red heart jumbo yarn, and swatches do make lovely dish cloths, or lacy rags to put under plants etc… I have use for the swatches beyond the knit.
I had planned to do a crochet edging, but I don’t like how it is turning out. I don’t like the difference for the edge of this particular shawl, and the change in thickness of the edge versus the thickness of the knitting.
I’m knitting this shawl in stockinette. I did this on purpose for warmth. However the edging, I want to be a pretty in addition to warm. The yarn yes, has the warmth, and I’m not worried about that. It’s the idea of doing the lace. I do have several stitch dictionaries…
Crap, my brain just jumped. Okay, I am thinking of a feather and fan edging for one part of it. I have 128 stitches of edging to play with. I can do a feather and fan repeat in there, and then another edge of stockinette in order to make it smoother.
Yes, I’m thinking during the write as I go through this blog post… It happens, if you don’t like it… oh well.
So a band of feather and fan or open shell stitch of 99 stitches would work. That would give me 29 stitches to play with for a final edging…
Maybe it is time to rocket through those last few rows before the increase row, then turn the work on its side, and do a nice edge in lace.
That’s all for now. Hugs, -L