Day four of the "5 Shawls, 5 Days" Challenge brought us the Half-Pi shape, a construction that (according to Frenchie) favors lace knitting. Yikes!
Okay, so tackle this I did (or, well, tried to), and it seemed to go well until I realized it had developed into more of a wedge than a half-pi. In other words, it's supposed to look like half a circle.
Turns out I should've used a lighter weight yarn, bigger needles, or heck - both. But that doesn't mean I didn't learn something new, and I understand the technique, so there are more wins than losses here. I just got kicked in the butt for trying to use cheaper yarn for my swatches, which I knew would come back to bite me at some point.
I can't believe there's only one more day left already. This week has blown by thanks to all the projects I've got going for myself, knitting and otherwise. Bring on Friday!
About the Challenge
Hosted by Frenchie of Aroha Knits, the "5 Shawls, 5 Days" challenge takes participants through a handful of standard shawl techniques, teaching us the basic construction of five shapes that will help us on our own journeys into shawl design. Anyone participating in the official challenge will be entered to win her upcoming ebook, "Forming Shawls and Their Charts", which will be available soon!
Found out about the challenge too late? There's now a DIY version of the challenge available here. You won't be entered to win a copy of the book, but you can follow along with the tutorials and learn something new, which is always a win :)
You can keep track of all the shawl construction designs by visiting the project on my Ravelry page.