Sunday, March 15, 2009
quarrel with oneself
Does one stitch make a difference ? While I am knitting I have this discussion with myself many times. The answer of this rhetoric question is of course - yes and no. But the decision you make, may change the character of your project. I have done this shawl twice. The pattern tells you to decrease two stitches on each row; one in the edge and one in the middle. This discussion is about the center decrease. The top shawl's decrease row says: "Knit to center stitch, knit center stitch, knit two together". The bottom shawl´s decrease row says:"Knit to center stitch, knit two together" I like the soft transition of the first one longing to expand the center area as they do on the Faeroe Islands´ shawls. But I am so pleased with the stringent and sharp back line of the old Danish shawl. If you look close enough you can see how the owner has mended her shawl in the neck with sloppy stitches.