Due to technical difficulties related to Hubby's basement reno project and hardwire disconnection I am unable to upload photos today. Photos will be posted as soon as he connects the wire again.
In the meantime, River is finished, blocked, and ends woven in.
What I Liked About this Pattern:
1. Really simple lace pattern once you can visualize the chevrons. I used the words rather than a chart I found online somewhere. After about the 3rd repeat I realized that there was only one number I needed to refer to and I could knit 2 rows.
2. Garter stitch lace means there is no wrong side.
3. Errors are invisible. Short one stitch? Just M1 near the edge. Too many? K2Tog after the last yo in the row.
4. Adaptable pattern - Use sport weight for a cozy scarf. Change needle size for either a more open or firmer structure.
Why I Won't Knit River Again:
1. Too much like a scarf. Yawn.
2. Not really wide enough or long enough for a comfortable stole. I'll probably wear it as a scarf or shoulder wrap.
3. The chevrons are cool, but not really my idea of "lace".
4. There are far too many truly beautiful lace patterns out there to spend time repeating one!
Next step in the lace challenge will be a flower basket shawl. I have some lovely teal blue laceweight wool(?). There's a lot of it so my plan is to knit 2 strands together, centre and outside so I don't have to rewind it. Flower Basket is adaptable to any size really, so I'll hope for a full shawl, but can stop earlier if I run out of wool.
Hope you enjoy the closing ceremonies!