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.

4 comments:

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.
Abby

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 soapquiltknit.blogspot.com