Sunday, October 15, 2006

Adaptations ?

I'm working on my second Swallowtail, and am considering doing a few extra repeats of the main body to make it a little bigger. Has anyone done this, and do you have any advice on a good number of extra repeats to make the pattern work smoothly?

You can see my first attempt here.


Abby said...

To make the shawl bigger, I read on another blog to do 19 repeats of the Budding Lace which then leads to 11 repeats of Lily of the Valley. On Friday I started my second Swallowtail Shawl and I'm planning to do these 19 repeats to make it larger. I'm using sock yarn which will help make it bigger too.

Anita said...

I used sock yarn for mine and it came out the size of a full size shawl without any extra repeats. I also heard the magic number of 19 repeats to make the next set of charts fit correctly.

Lara said...

Thanks guys ! I am just finishing repeat number 14, so I will go for another 5 - and I hope I'll still get it finished for my early december deadline.

Jeri said...

And/or you can do an extra repeat of lily chart 1. That's what I did. You can see it and read about it on my blog at