As you read through the pdf, you’ll see that this step gives you the option of lengthening the shawl as much as you’d like or of shortening it slightly.
Not surprisingly, Chris found this step much more time-consuming than the first two (those rows are getting longer!). I’m going to publish the pattern in five steps as originally promised, but based on her feedback, I’m going to suggest an option for dividing up the work over an extra week and will extend the picture mail-in deadline for the prize draw at the end. You’ll have two optionsâ€”
Option 1: The Hare
If you’re a quick knitterâ€”or a compulsive oneâ€”just keep going as you have been. Work Step 4 (Charts E, F, and G) this week and Step 5 (Charts H and I) next week. Then email me a picture by noon California times on Monday, November 24, and you’ll be entered in the draw for some delicious hand-dyed yarn.
Option 2: The Tortise
Work Charts E and F this week. Next week, work Chart G and Chart H, which will be published as part of Step 5. The week after next work Chart I to finish up. Then email me a picture by noon California times on Monday, November 24, and you’ll be entered in the draw for some delicious hand-dyed yarn. (And if you’re inclined to feel at all chagrined about being a tortise, don’t! Remember who it was that won the race.)
We’ll also have a Test-Knitter’s Choice Award that will go to the knitter of Chris’s choice. She’ll have the fun of going through all your pics and selecting her favorite. I’m letting her decide on the criteria: workwomanship, fiber choice, photo quality, originality of model pose, whatever speaks to her. I haven’t chosen the prize for that honor yet, but it will be something special.
So, have fun knitting! I’m honored to have all of you using my pattern.