I’m Doodling!

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I’m Doodling!  Yay!  As if I didn’t love Stephen enough already, he released Clue One at least 12 hours early!  Thank you Stephen!

Although, I might suggest The Metamorphosis as the new name for this MKAL.  We started off with a hungry little caterpillar…

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And then it started to grow…

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…into a beautiful butterfly!

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I wish my colors had better contrast but if I were a butterfly, I’d be pretty stoked to have these wings!  I can do high contrast on my next one!   (which may happen 3 hours from now! ha!)

Now for the part where I curse Stephen a little bit every wedge, Break Color B.  Really??  I’m still weaving ends from my last WestKnit short-row,  garter stitch shawl.  Here’s the ‘honest’ photo of my progress thus far…

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Ugh!  But the i-cord edge is the perfect little hiding pocket for an unused strand up the edge of the shawl!  So no more, I refuse to Break Color B again.  Here’s a couple action shots, just in case you also curse like a sailor while weaving in ends.


This is the first time you work the Color A i-cord, the initial insertion of Color B into the center of the i-cord.  I’ve brought Color B (the light) over Color A (the dark), effectively doing a wrap to lock my tail in place.

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Here’s the next i-cord row on the same edge.  At this point, I don’t wrap Color A (dark) and Color B (light).  Color B comes straight up, Color A simply passes behind it and goes along it’s merry way.

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Here’s the result, a neat edge with no ends to weave and no sign of an unsightly carry up the edge!

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Of course, this is really just trading one hassle for another…having Color B attached the whole time means yarn management becomes a thing, to avoid tangles.  Totally worth it to avoid all those silly ends though!

Here’s the pool I’m contemplating for my second set of colors…

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So much yarn…so little time!  At least it’s finally the weekend!

10 thoughts on “I’m Doodling!

  1. shellssells

    After seeing all the pictures all over the internet, I am seriously considering this one. But, even if I don’t make it, I will be enjoying following along! I really like your second set of colors. (The solids in particular!)

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