Wednesday, April 05, 2006

FBS - How many more repeats?

My simple YO garter stitch shawl has failed to keep me interested for too long... So being the flicker-minded knitter I have always been, she has now became a Flower Basket shawl... It's been a really long time since my last lace project... at least over 10 years... Oops, I forgot I did the chunky fan & feather scarf but it's not lace yarn so that doesn't count, right? Anyway, this is definitely much more fun and progressing well...

I am done with 8 repeats of the lower FB chart now(1 extra) and she measures 16" long from center of top edge to bottom point. I started out with 2 skeins of Knitpicks Shadow (doubled) and now left with 50g. How many more repeats do you think I should do?

5 comments:

Krista said...

Your shawl is so beautiful. I have no advice on the repeats though. Never knitted anything quite like that!

Siow Chin said...

I'm poor at estimating yarn, it always gives me anxiety. Do remember to leave enough yarn for the border though.

erin said...

This sounds like one of my kid's challenging math homework questions :) I usually tell her to go and ask her father!
But take a look at this (her Aug 24 post) and see if it helps:
http://ma2ut.blogspot.com/2005_08_01_ma2ut_archive.html

Lois said...

hope our discussion this morning can help u. cheerios!

handknit168 said...

i am now also knitting the FBS and knitting the edge. I almost use up 2 skeins. each skein has 370m long. It is a very fine yarn using 3.75mm needle.