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Swatching board

I went back to swatching board for the Las Cruces shawl crochet version, see previous post to catch up if needed.

As promised on my Instagram Live, see IG bio to watch replay, here are the pictures I took of my progress.

First attempt in actual colors.

This is the one I started after lying to myself about the swatch being okay.

The pink one is a pattern from a book. The red and green isn’t quite right but looking at it now I could have lied to myself again…

I got smart and have at this point started asking my daughter for help and her thoughts. She told me to keep trying.

Here are the 3. The bottom is my final pattern.

I have now worked the first 5 rows of the pattern in the final colors. My daughter is pushing me not to really look at the work until I have worked as many rows on it as I did in the swatch in the photo above. I’m about half way there. Stay tuned.

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Las Cruces Shawl the Crochet version

Here is the first swatch that I was happy with. I have since ripped it out, but made enough notes that I could duplicate it.

Here is the beginning of my shawl…

I was lying to myself about the swatch laying the way it needs to. It didn’t really I just moved it around and thought more rows and blocking would take care of it. Nope those things aren’t going to help.

So today I’m back at the swatching board having learned a few things and with some new ideas. I won’t be ripping the “final” shwatch this time, just in case I need a reality check.

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