It’s been a while since I did a triangle shawl, and I forgot one very important thing about them.
I realize this seems obvious; it’s right there in the name. But it’s one thing to pick out a project and another to actually knit it up.
The thing about triangles is that they start out skinny, then get wider and wider as you go. (Again, very obvious.) So, when I started this shawl two weeks ago, it was a breeze! I flew through the first 5 charts! It was knitting up so fast, and I was having such fun with the project.
Then, the inherent triangle-ness took over and the rows slowly became longer and longer, and the shawl started feeling like it was slowing down.
Don’t get me wrong, I still like it. It’s a very satisfying pattern, and the contrasting lace panels are fun to work. But it’s getting to be slow going.
Also, I’ve been trying to see how many repeats I can do before I have to start the wide band of edging. I’ve got more yarn than the Small size calls for, but less than the Large, so it’s kind of a guessing game. I swear I’ve said “OK, I’ll work one more repeat, then I’ll start the edging” maybe 6 times at this point. I really like this yarn and want to use every last bit, but I also have very little interest in losing yarn chicken and having to rip it out again.
Maybe I’ll do one more repeat, then I’ll start the edging…