wanted 1 ball of Rowan Calmer, sh474 lot3B5

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Shedir, just after starting the decreases

If I had written this post this morning the title would have been “The suspense is killing me”. But that was when I thought I had a prayer of completing Shedir with just one ball of yarn. Now I am absolutely certain that it is not going to happen. You can see how much yarn I have (or don’t have as the case may be) and there are 25 rows left to knit, sure they get shorter and shorter, but still…

Shedir, yarn shortage

I have called Up Country Yarn, where I bought the first ball and they don’t have any, though they did say I have a good chance of finding a ball as it is apparently quite a recent dyelot number. Since then I have emailed pretty much every UK distributor of Rowan yarns listed on the Rowan website. Hopefully I will find another ball somewhere. If not I guess I will have to rip back and remove the fifth repeat of the pattern before the decreases start. For now I am just going to keep knitting until I run out of yarn.

I have to say I am finding this yarn/pattern combination very soothing. It is so deliciously soft to touch and I can’t rush the knitting, but neither is it dragging or tiresome. Perhaps it helps that I am new enough to cables to find the way it all weaves together quite magical, then again I suspect I may always find cables quite magical

Shedir, just after starting the decreases


Comment by janette on 20/7/2005 @ 8:40 pm

Hi Jo
This site has 8 balls of Khaki 474, but you’ll need to email Jane to see what the lot number is. Hope this helps. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8203478321&category=36593&tc=photo

Comment by Cara on 21/7/2005 @ 3:00 am

Are you sure you can’t make it? It seems like you’re going to run out, but then you don’t. Really. You have like nothing left, but then you don’t.

I guess tension could affect all this. I hope you get the yarn.

Comment by Ann on 21/7/2005 @ 10:09 pm

I’m with Cara - I’d say, go as far as you can possibly go on the yarn. Are you on gauge? You can always thread in a lifeline in case you have to rip back. I had literally inches after I finished mine…. but who can argue with a plan to knit more Shedirs? I love that pattern.

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