New Project – Strolling Round the Square Shawlette

Hello! I’m back since I just started on a new knitting project. It’s been two months since my last knit, but the break didn’t actually feel too bad, since I’m still enjoying being arty, and I had your crafty updates to check out. I’m glad my knitting mojo is back, however! 🙂

On my needles now is the Strolling Round the Square Beaded Shawlette by Manda Shah. The name’s quite a mouthful, isn’t it? I’m not using beads in the project, though, which means I can pronounce it without pausing to draw a breath in between. 😉

Strolling Round the Square Shawlette progress | Anita

I’m not sure if I was drawn to the shawlette because of its shape, which promises a cozy wear; or the lace element, which is again a combination of two lace/eyelet patterns like the Kashmiri Shawl. After checking out the instructions, I love that the pattern of both the body and the edges requires some mental involvement – that’s my kind of knitting project!

I noticed that Ravelry mentions errata for the project, but I wasn’t able to find them on the new Interweave website. Before trying to contact the designer for details, I went ahead with my pre-project charting. (I make detailed calculations of the number of expected rows and stitches in various sections of the project. If you’re interested, you might want to check out TECHknitter’s chart of charts concept sometime; mine’s a personalized variant of that.) Luckily, that highlighted the error – an incorrect total stitch count in the middle of the instructions. Now I can knit in peace! 🙂

As usual, I hope you’ll enjoy my glacial progress on the project. Meanwhile, stay safe and be crafty.

6 thoughts on “New Project – Strolling Round the Square Shawlette

  1. I love the look of your knitting! I am curious to see more. I applaud you for all the work you do before you knit. I don’t think I could wrap my head around any of that. The older I get, the simpler I want. Which is why I haven’t been able to pull the Wingspan back out even though I want to. Anyway, I look forward to seeing more of your shawl. Love the color, too 😉

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! I first used ‘chart-charts’ for a lace knitting project which I’d ended up tinking multiple times due to errors in my stitch count. I loved its usefulness so much that I now use it for all projects, lace or not, since a little bit of work upfront saves me from much swearing later. 😉 (And with some additions of my own, it also helps me track the percentage completion of my project!)

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