Rose Garden Shawl From Knit N Purl - Day 3 | Author Allie Pleiter

Rose Garden Shawl From Knit N Purl - Day 3

The four-ply face-palm…

Rose Garden Shawl From Knit N Purl - Day 3 1
I’ve done two of the five required repeats of this lace pattern, and I still can’t quite make out the leaves I know are forming.  I think this will be one of those pieces where it really will not take on its true beauty until it’s blocked.  Lace is an end-game business—you get a glimpse of the final outcome, but not until all the stitching is done.  Right now it’s a super-soft ripply purply mess.  Yet, I am happy in my mess.

Rose Garden Shawl From Knit N Purl - Day 3 2
On a completely unrelated note, I had one of those facepalm moments with this yarn.  It’s called Quattro.  Surely they didn’t pull the name out of a hat—it means something.  I’ve been working with this yarn for over a week now, and JUST YESTERDAY did I realize it is four-ply and four different colors.  Really.  I like to think of myself as a bit quicker on the uptake, you know?

I press on, determined to speed my way through the final three lace pattern repeats.  Um…maybe given my track record, “speed” isn’t the right verb to shoot for here.  I will carefully work my way through the three remaining repeats.
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