Monday, April 16, 2012

Highland Fling Shawl

Highland Fling Shawl
Pattern Picture
Pattern:  Highland Fling
By Susan Mills
Intermediate pattern
Yarn:  Mountain Top Vista by Classic Elite Yarn
Content:  50% Wool and 50% supervine alpaca
My color:  Ash (like in the sample)

This is going to need a good blocking but I'm having fun with this pattern and will probably make others. :)


Evelyn said...

I have purchased this pattern and maybe I'm dense but do I start with the wrap set-up rows and then at end of row add the pattern stitches. Sorry, I'm dense.

Celtic Heart said...

Okay let me see if I can help you.
Yes you start with the Rows 1-8 under the word "Wrap". You do those ONCE.

Then you work the "shape Wrap Inc" area. Basically you are continuing to work the "Pattern stitches" for the points all the way up and down. Those don't change. The only thing that changes are what rows you make the increases or decreases IN THE GARTER STITCHES. What helped me was if I made a copy of the pattern and I would circle the increase and decrease rows in the "pattern stitch" section in different colors or marks to keep track of where my increases and decreases in the garter stitch area needed to occur. No you're not dense, it had me scratching my head for a bit too and I'm not knitting genius :) Thankfully Susan the designer put the finished number of stitches required after each section.

Celtic Heart said...

Evelyn I started another one...Let me break it down another way for you:

First you start with the instructions under the word WRAP in the pattern.
Then you start working the "Pattern Stitches" on the top of the page. At first on all the odd number rows you are increasing by knitting into the front and back of the last stitch in the garter area (right before the marker). You do that once.

Then you keep working the "Pattern stitches" and you only increase on row 3, 7 and 11 in the garter stitches until you have a total of 33 stitches.

Then you increase only on rows 5 and 11 as you keep repeating the pattern stitches. Then you do 12 repeats of the pattern stitches without increasing at all. Then on the "down side" of the shawl you are decreasing basically the same way. Hope this helps you a bit more.

Evelyn said...

Thanks! This will help when I start mine. After being so confused I put it aside and started a prayer shawl. Once I complete it I will tackle this one.
Is this one a different color or yarn?

Celtic Heart said...

Yes the second one I'm making is a gift for my physical therapist. She is very fair skinned and I thought a heather pinky mauve might be nice on her.

Evelyn said...

Sounds lovely and such a beautiful way to show your gratitude.