One step forward, one step back...

KenInMaine's picture

I am all finished kitting the body and the lace edging for the Triangular Summer Shawl in Nancy Bush's Estonian lace book. I had a bit of time tonight to concentrate on sewing the edging on so I set about doind so. However once it was sewn on I realized that I did it wrong. Damn! My error came in not lining up the edging correctly and being a stickler for wanting things done the right way, I ripped out the sewing and will try again tomorrow. I hope to have a picture of the finished shawl for you soon! Til then, have a great weekend guys!

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Looking forward to the

Looking forward to the photos. I always knit on my edgings but that's because I hate seaming of any type. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

KenInMaine's picture

The first shawl I did from

The first shawl I did from the same book featured an edging that was picked up and then knitted. That type up edging is apparently more of a modern thing and not really done in traditional Estonian knitting. The traditional shawls all have separately knitted edges that are sewn on, which is what I did on the second shawl. I didn't think I'd like sewing an edging on, however having now done both, I don't think I have a preference, really. They both look very nice and neither is harder or more time consuming than the other.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That's great to know. Who

That's great to know. Who knows, I may get daring and try a sewn on edging sometime. Thanks for sharing. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

KenInMaine's picture

Thanks guys! I got it

Thanks guys! I got it re-sewn and it looks much better. I also blocked it tonight. Once it's dry and I can remove it from it's blocking wires, I'll get some photos taken and posted.

Simpawknits's picture

Hope it goes well! - Ken in

Hope it goes well!
- Ken in Indiana

rc_in_sd's picture

Best of luck, Ken!

Best of luck, Ken!