ghilie green

ghilie green

All in all, I think the ghilie green was a good decision.  I was afraid that the contrast edging would end up looking like what it is: a last-minute substitution, the product of necessity and not invention.  But it actually kind of works.

ghilie green

The contrast gives the shawl a little pizzazz around the edges and frames the lace patterns nicely; the barberpole-like stripes where the edging joins the body ease the transition.  It looks funky in a good way, I think.  (I hope.)

ghilie green

I’ve still got a long way to go, though.

Luckily, a 6-row repeat over a maximum of 7 stitches practically knits itself.  Practically.

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5 thoughts on “ghilie green

  1. I think it looks absolutely perfect. I have been toying with knitting this pattern but really didn’t want anything this big to be in a solid color but also didn’t want to use a variegated yarn for the entire thing. I like your idea and may be “borrowing” it for myself!

    Beautiful work as always!

  2. I think it looks great – definitely a good decision. And I do like the transition row too – and can’t beat a pattern that practically knits itself!

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