I seem to have worked through my major issues with our mutual friend Icarus. I’m finally into the middle of Chart 2 and it’s actually GOING.
I will likely reach the end of my second ball today, however, which brings me to my major issue. Can’t remember if I mentioned it before, but according to my handy-dandy shawl percentage calculator I am DANGEROUSLY close to running out every time I get near my target point of 33.3% or 66.6%. I’m something like right on or only a row off when I reach each third (I’ve got three balls).
So yes, the obvious issue is that I did not have enough wiggle room with my given yarn. It’s hand-dyed yarn from a secret pal, so it’s neither easily matched nor easily obtainable. I accept the fact that I am a doofus and should have planned better.
But what do I do at this point? Since I’m on the edging, do you think that I could move down a size in my needles to get just a “metric snad” (as my conductor calls it) more yarn? It’s an obvious transition point in the patterning anyway, so maybe it wouldn’t be such a big deal. And I’m trying to think about where I could lose a couple stitches in width or something.
Currently in the middle of row 199, where I should finish row 200 if I am to get to 66.6%. Fingers crossed.
(lifted in part from my knitting blog)