Icarus try 2
Well, I've started Icarus again. It took me a bit to figure out the graph pattern and now that I am working on it, it is starting to make sense. I'm at about row 5 of the first chart.
I've added two stitches to the first row so that I can slip the first stitch on any row I do. As I said before I like a slipped stitch border. It just makes it look nicer, imo.
I also finished my little bag in the previous post. I just have to find a closure for it now. LOL I felted it and actually enjoyed doing so. It is just the right size for a small wallet and some money.
Anyway, I'm making Icarus out of Alpaca Drops from Garns Studio in "White" (colour 1101, dye lot 2). I have 5 balls and I'm hoping that's enough. Depending on how it turns out, I might even add a fringe to it. I like fringe in shawls. Makes them more sensual somehow. I have about 900m of yarn and that means about 980yds which should leave me 100yds spare.
I'm also working on a brainless pattern knitting bag at the same time because I have to focus too much to knit Icarus and I need something that is just an easy pattern to follow. At row 19 for Icarus, I plan on doing a lifeline. And then whenever I finish a set of repeats. Any recommendation for lifeline threads? Sewing? Cross stitch? Any idea? I've never done a lifeline before, but I can tell with Icarus, I'm going to need it!