I brought in an extra set of stitch markers (super glad I decided to make the second set!) to help myself keep track of where the pattern repeats started and ended, but that's mainly for my own personal OCD reasons and not absolutely necessary. Also on that note, the original pattern required you to switch to the lace charts in the middle of a four-row repeat...which required me to do some quick math and add on an additional six rows, in order to keep both the pattern and my sanity. Switching mid-repeat literally makes my brain itchy, and I go out of my way to avoid it whenever possible. (The pattern must be completed! That's why it's called a pattern, not a random!)
Anyways, with the exception of a good soak and blocking (laying the piece out and pinning the edges to dry in its desired shape), my shawl is now finished, and just in time for fall. I can certainly see it coming in handy as the nights get cooler.
|It's a wooly-soft stingray!|