- Pattern: https://glennaknits.com/2009/12/03/a-tale-of-two-scarves/
- Needle Size: 7
- Brand: Caron
- Type: Caron Cakes
- Color: Cake Pop (grey and blue)
- Pattern modifications
- Edges: I didn’t garter stitch the edges. I left them stockinette because I like how it looks and the eyelets work well enough to stop the edge from rolling.
- ‘Paired Garter Ridges’: Apparently I didn’t read the directions very well, because instead of two rows of purls with a knit row in between, I just did two purl rows.
- Spine: When knitting the spine, I always kept it stockinette instead of purling for the pattern rows.
- Distance between pattern rows: I used length rather than row count to determine when to start a pattern row. I purposely let it be a little organic and uneven. I went a bit longer than the length of the first two joints of my pointer finger – I counted when I was almost finished and it ended up being about 15 rows per stockinette section. (I think it varied between 12 and 18.)
- Length: My plan was to do two full repeats of the color pattern then bind off after the next eyelet row. I was running low on yarn, so the last stockinette section ended up a bit short. I would have been fine with two skeins, but when I joined the second skein I cut it near the middle to preserve the color pattern.
- Spontaneous modifications: I know I missed the eyelets along the spine a few times. I may have even missed eyelet at the edges a time or two. I counted the stitches on each side of the spine before the third eyelet row – I was only one off by and I corrected it in the eyelet row.
I chose this pattern because I was looking for a triangle shawl where the stripes would form V’s, to really show off the Caron Cake’s variegation. I did some design work over Thanksgiving, practicing with some kitchen cotton and figuring out my variations. I cast on when I got home from Thanksgiving, and cast off on December 23. I finished before Christmas!