Thursday, August 18, 2011

Project Update: Triangle Scarf Relief

I am so happy this project is coming along well! After the frustration I was feeling from my three attempts at the DROPS pattern I started with I was trying not to be discouraged. I am really looking forward to having a triangle scarf to adorn myself with in a couple of weeks, so successful completion of this project is critical! (OK, not life or death critical, but you understand where I'm coming from, right?)

[caption id="attachment_81" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Triangle Scarf in Action!"][/caption]

Since the Midsummer's Night Shawl pattern is new and unfamiliar to me I'm finding that I have a repetitive question about following the diagram in specific spots throughout the pattern.

[caption id="attachment_83" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Blank Spaces between diagram stitches"]Blank Spaces between diagram stitches[/caption]

My main question is what to do when I get to the large blank areas where no chain stitches or connections are referenced. I'm still a newbie when it comes to following stitch diagrams, and this is the first time I've encountered this type of spacing between stitches. I'm guessing that I just need to allow a bit of looseness in my yarn in order to reach the spot where the next stitch needs to be placed.

If anyone is familiar with this type of spacing in a stitch diagram please let me know if I'm understanding the pattern properly. I've tried Googling the Internet for more details but I haven't found where anyone discusses this specific topic. When I reference all of the original pattern pictures shown on Ravelry I can't get a close enough look to see what the seemingly disconnected areas of the pattern look like on the shawl.

The way my stitches are looking to me right now I may have to rip back and leave a bit more distance between the cluster stitches in some areas, but I'm going to keep progressing until I can get a better idea of how the scarf will block out.

What projects are you currently working on? Feel free to share links in the comments section to your Ravelry or blog postings so we can see what beautiful stitchery you've got your hand's on.