I worked diligently on the Leaflines Shawlette by Aparna Rolfe Designs. The design is beautiful. It is not difficult to stitch but the instructions are very detailed and complex. Each row is worked differently from the one before. This is not a project that can be completed while watching television. I kept my cool and only had to rip out one row when I discovered that I had reverted back to the previous row midway though the instructions. It’s important to look at your work after each row and to be sure that you are still placing the post stitches on the correct side. It also helps to highlight your pattern instructions as you progress.
As the shawl grew I was delighted in the result. When I reached the half-way point at the end of row 39 I still had enough yarn left to work an additional row. I was sure that I was not going to run out of yarn. But alas, by the time I was 2 rows from the end, it became clear that my yarn was also nearly at an end. I was not able to work the last row in double crochet but used up the remainder of my yarn by working a single crochet row. I did not have enough yarn to finish off the neck edge. I had ordered my yarn from Knit Picks and had ordered the 2 skeins that were required. I do not intend to order another skein in a different dye lot to work one row on my shawl.
Of course I combed though my small stash but I never keep lace-weight yarn on hand. None of the colors were even close. I’m wondering what my options are at this point. The neck edge is not nice enough to leave as is. Perhaps some of you have an idea?