Mystery Shawl – Part 1

Mystery shawl - part 1

I’m caught up with part one!

The stitches are moving faster now that I’m used to the pattern. Center decreases, yarn overs, and nupps. I’m working my version with the three-stitch nupps. If I can just figure out the nupps without turning the work, this project will really fly…

(This is the farthest I’ve ever gotten through this skein of seasilk. I hope it’s a good indication that a project will actually be completed from it!)

ETA: Now that I’ve seen others’ progress, I don’t know if I should try the nupps with a crochet hook or frog and start over with beads.

Mystery Shawl Swatch

Mystery shawl swatchHere’s the swatch for the mystery shawl. I’m using size 3s, which seems to be working out. I wonder why the cast-on edge uses two sizes larger?

I cast on, and am running a little behind everyone else. I have about two charted rows finished, with each row taking 1.5-2 hours. But it’s getting faster as I get used to the pattern. Guess we’ll change charts just when it gets comfortable! That’s perfect, then, to keep things interesting.