|Bristol Ivy and her Thorn shawl, Fiber Camp 2014|
|Meeting Bristol Ivy at Fiber Camp was such a treat.|
|Loft Yarn, fingering weight|
|At the beginning...|
Pattern: Thorn, by Bristol Ivy From Brooklyn Tweed's Wool People, Vol. 4
Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed, Loft in the Almanac colorway on size 4 needles
As for the Thorn project, the Common Cod Fiber Guild is doing a KAL (knit along) for this pattern. If you are interested in joining us, look at the thread and post a photo of the yarn you choose to use. Create a Ravelry project page and use the tag CCFGThornKAL.
The CCFG Ravelry thread will close on August 31. There will be random number generator picks for the prizes including a skein of Dirty Water Dyeworks, a project bag from my KnittinginBeantown Etsy shop and a Bristol Ivy pattern of the winner's choice. The prizes will be given out at our September Common Cod Fiber Guild meeting (or they can be mailed to you if you don't attend the event). We will feature a show and tell before Amy Herzog's lecture to the group so you can see the different shawls we will have created. Please, join us in this KAL!
- Plan on using a lifeline after each section. I found that if I wasn't mindful I made silly mistakes. Tinking back was easy enough, but replacing the central marker was problematic because it shifts on every right side row. In using the lifeline, I found it served as incentive to get that section done and looking back over my progress, I could see the sections clearly marked by my thread.
- Read your knits and purls as you go. When doing the evenly spaced increases, I sometimes got a bit distracted and knit the purls and purled the knits. Some remain, but I got better at checking where I was and my mistakes became fewer.
- Use a lace needle with good tips to make the purl through the back loop parts easier.
- Count stitches at the end of each section before putting your lifeline in. I also found counting as I went helped me. I am a distracted knitter most of the time.