Shades of Grey

Only 5 shades though, so this isn’t that kind of party.

A couple of years ago I bought a gradient set on a whim with a vague plan about maybe mittens or something. And like so many vague plans, I never got around to figuring out the details and the little skeins sat sadly on my shelf awaiting their destiny. Then all of a sudden I decided the mitten thing was all wrong, they were meant to be a lace triangle. Obviously!

Cast on the zig-zag lace from Knitting Lace Triangles and got through 4 repeats, joining new yarn as I went. Then I started worrying about running out of yarn and did a repeat of the medallion chart, since it has a shorter repeat. Then I looked at the instructions and realized you’re supposed to replace the last four pattern rows with the transition rows to the border.  (Pro tip: read the directions first.) The prospect of tinking back was depressing enough that I decided to go for it and knit another repeat and maybe cut a couple rows out of the border.

Wound up playing a rousing game of yarn chicken on the bind off where I had to switch from a stretchy bind off to a plain one on the last few stitches because there was just no way. I don’t think you can tell though.

I do so love when I can use alllll the yarn. This is why I keep doing disorganized and slipshod schemes. Sometimes it totally works out!

Specs: Yarn is Georgian Bay Fibre Co Bayfield Fingering, “pattern” is the Design Your Own from Knitting Lace Triangles

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2 Responses to Shades of Grey

  1. salpal1 says:

    That’s lovely! Great job winning yarn chicken!

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