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August 11, 2009

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Ishbel Shawl

Pattern: “Ishbel” by Ysolda Teague [Ravel it!] Yarn: KnitPicks Shadow Kettle Dyed in bordeaux, one skein. Needles: 3.5mm (US 4) KnitPicks Options, 3.5mm (US 4) Signature Needles Finished size: 60″ x 30″ after blocking Start date: July 28, 2009. Finish date: August 7, 2009. Let’s hear it for almost instant gratification projects! This was a super quick knit, it would have been finished much faster if I didn’t take the time to fiddle with the charts to use  ...

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FO: Ishbel Shawl

Let’s hear it for almost instant gratification projects! This was a super quick knit, it would have been finished much faster if I didn’t take the time to fiddle with the charts to use up as much of the yarn as I could. I ended up with ABABA, skipped chart C entirely, and had to skip the last two rows of chart D. I considered using yarn from a different color to work all the charts, but decided against it. For the next Ishbel (you betcha I’m going to make more!) I’ll  ...

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