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Old 06-15-2006, 04:31 PM   #1
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Adamas Shawl KAL
I got the pattern for the Adamas Shawl from KnitPicks, and after seeing the recent question about it, thought a KAL might be fun. Anyone else want to join me?

I need to finish a couple of other things first, so I won't be starting mine for a couple of weeks. But don't let me stop you from starting sooner if you want!

Looking forward to a nice summery lace project.

~Jennifer

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Old 06-15-2006, 09:05 PM   #2
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I'm in! I should finish Soleil but I'm so easily diverted!!
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:01 AM   #3
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Came to a screeching halt!
Well, I just emailed KP with several concerns about the pattern. Let's see what they have to say. In Row 9 of the Body and Edge Charts the pattern increases2 stitches on each side per half when it should only increase by 1.
Also, what I have knit (and I was VERY careful) looks nothing like the picture. I know about the blocking defense but I have spread this thing out and it just is not even close to the picture. I guess it's back to Soleil until I hear from them. I wish it was a free pattern so that I could post it to see what you all might say.
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Hmmm. I haven't started mine yet so I can't help you. Let me know if you find anything out though!
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Nina-

I did some looking around this afternoon and it seems others are able to make the shawl without issue from the pattern. One thing I noticed from several in-progress pictures is that it appears you begin at the center of the top and work outwards to the points, putting on the edging last. One good picture was here.

Does this help things make more sense? Now that you brought this up I want to start on mine! I was planning on waiting for the rest of my lunch knitting group, but I may be too impatient... :thinking:
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Thanks Jennifer!

Well heck, now it all makes much more sense!!! I didn't listen to Ingrid and "Trust the Pattern" . I feel like such an idiot. I thought we started at the bottom point. I do still have the question about the increases in row 9 of the body and edge chart. Thanks again. I should have thought of looking for other people making this shawl.
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Don't worry about it. I made the same assumption to begin with - too bad the pattern did not specify where you start to save us the headaches!
Considering that the "double increase" is present on all of the charts, and no corrections have been posted by KP, it is probably correct. From my limited experience with triangular shawls, I think that these extra stitches are needed to get the shape - without them I think the shawl would end up longer relative to its width (but I am not sure). My guess is that they fall on the rows corresponding to the diagonals of the squares, but I won't know for sure until I actually start working it.

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Slinks away with tail between legs...
You were right again! The increases were absolutely right and I am knitting away happily :D . I'm not sure why I had so much trouble getting started on this. I've been knitting since I was 12. I've done lots of fair isle knitting but this was only my second lace project (after Branching Out). I know now that I need to keep a "brainless" project in my bag to take with me. There's no way I could do this shawl if people were talking to me of if I had to concentrate on something!!
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I ordered the yarn and the pattern day before yesterday! I ordered the color that is in the picture.

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Hi Mel! Glad you decided to join us, I am doing the color on the pattern too.

Nina: I couldn't wait any longer and cast mine on last night. I am only through the upper chart, but loving the way it looks so far! As I suspected, it looks to me like those "extra" increases are the start of the next row of squares. Now I am waiting on my new stitch markers being delivered before starting the body chart. I completely agree with you that this is a "concentration project" that will be hard to do while talking/etc. (at least for a while). Glad you have gotten things figured out.

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