Bargain Matinee Prayer Shawl (wip)

Right now, this project is sort of just chilling at the bottom of my bag with its huge skein.

Pattern by Alice’s Embrace

From the start, I knew this wasn’t going to be exactly as written because I have US 8 circular needles (not 13) and I want to use the 14 oz worsted skein from my stash (instead of bulky yarn). However, I still cast on as written [58] because I wasn’t 100% sure just how different what I have would turn out to be, so I’m at a place where I can more clearly see that this is a glorified scarf in width right now.

I dropped a stitch and messed up the whole pattern at an earlier point, so I mentally need the stitch markers to keep track of where I am. I also didn’t actually do 10 rows for the top border seen here.

I don’t particularly want to knit a scarf this long, so I’m debating what to do. I can’t really escape committing to frogging, but I want to know what I’m going to do before I start the very easy process of unraveling.

Option 1: Try double stranding. Because I don’t have enough of this yarn for the full length (58 in, not including borders), I’d have to adjust to a shorter length.

Option 2: Cast on extra stitches so I can do more sequences. Yeah, I might have to go with a bit of a shorter length, but I don’t think it’ll be quite as drastic as with double stranding.

I hadn’t planned on sharing my notes when I wrote this out (sorry).

For someone who isn’t terribly fond of math, I picked a hobby with some math in it. As you can see in my representation of what’s happening in the pattern of knitting stitches together and yarn overs, I have to stick with adding a multiple of 12. Adding 4 or 5 sequences is going to be awfully close to just double stranding, but 1 or 2 barely seems noticeable. I think 3 sequences will get me close to the 20 in width this shawl is supposed to be aiming for.

CO 94.

K5 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 – K5

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