My Rocket Ship Shawlette is kitting up pretty quickly, so quickly that I need to make a decision now. I’ve knit two repeats of the second lace chart so, according to the pattern, I should now move on to the third and final chart.
As you can see from the picture, I’ve only just broken into the second colour, if I just go ahead with chart third chart I might not even make it to that third colour, the dark grey (I’ve seen a few project photos on Ravelry where that seems to be the case).
But, this is a triangle shawl, so if I add another repeat of chart two each row will get wider, so I’ll be using exponentially more yarn. I know, I know, I have that regular Stroll in black I was planning to use as edging. The problem is that the regular Stroll sock yarn will stand out like a sore thumb. For one thing, it’s a solid black that will be quite jarring against the more tonal grey/black of the Stroll Gradient. Plus, as you can see here, it’s just a smidge thicker than the Gradient.
You know what? I’m just going to knit the extra repeat. I do want to use as much of that third colour as I can. Plus, the extra repeat will give me a shawl whose finished size is more in line with what I actually wanted.