Friday, September 06, 2013

Stephen West's Rockefeller

It is finally finished!   Have yet to wash and block the Rockefeller shawl, but so glad to say that it is done, finito, and off the needles. 

Last year shortly after the Stephen West 2012 Mystery KAL, I bought the pattern because, well, who wouldn't want to knit this absolutely stunning shawl.  Knit from the top down and incorporating short rows, color changes, picking up stitches, floats, etc, the Rockefeller kept me so very engrossed.  My version is knit in colors Marine & Chronos using Glammy

Unfortunately when finishing the second clue/section, there was a mistake due to operator error. And it wasn't just a simple little mistake. The pattern was off by 20 stitches due to a misplaced stitch marker. Normally I do not use markers, but for some unknown reason opted to use one for this shawl. The naughty little marker was initially placed at the 50 stitch mark with out taking into account the increases. 

Once the realization sunk in, the shawl was relegated to the back burner as I tried my best to imagine a correction that would not end in ripping back to the mistake...... 

Fast forward four months to Stitches South in Atlanta. Imagine a group of knitters in a hotel lobby. One knitter has a drink in one hand and a WIP in the other. Yes, with a little moral support and a bit of liquid courage the shawl was frogged to the original mistake with all live stitches picked up to start anew from before the oopsie-daisy. 

And here it is finished!  And I love it so very much and am so glad I ripped it back to correct my mistake!

1 comment:

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

It's beautiful! :)

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)