Knitting Math and The Intrepid Knitter
I sat and looked at my shawl.
I recounted stitches.
I weighed the ball again,
I read the pattern over.
The math doesn't lie. There isn't enough yarn to finish.
So what's an intrepid knitter to do? I'm altering the pattern. If I dismiss knitting rows 1-8 of Chart Four the feathers may line up close enough to make it work. This requires some tweeking with increases but it should leave me enough yarn. I've used just over a gram per row in the last few rows.
So instead of 24+ rows remaining I'd have 16+ rows. My yarn ball weighs 24 grams. I also have a swatch that weighs 2 grams. If it comes down to the last row - I can frog the swatch.
Hopefully I'll have pictures up of the shawl soon. We're having technical issues with the digital camera.