Today is the final day of our Goldfish Memory Knit-a-Long! Hopefully you’ve finished your, and enjoyed making this fun, spring-ready wrap, even with the snow day. As a reminder, post your pictures of the finished wrap on your Ravelry page with #fsGoldfishMemoryKAL and tag us on Instagram using #fsGoldfishMemoryKAL in order to be entered to win a $50 gift card. We’ll be selecting a winner shortly.
It’s been great seeing everyone’s progress on Ravelry and Instagram, and to see some of your modifications to the pattern as we go. We’ve seen cutting repeats to accommodate yarn, shifting rows to better show off colors, and embracing swapping garter and stockinette sections. This project has been great for this adaptations, and the finished object is beautiful. Changing every section has been fun, and the relative simplicity of the stitches has meant I can travel all over the region with little concern I’m going to lose track of the pattern as I go. I’ve been seen in coffee shops, meetings, and parties in the last two weeks with needles clicking away. Unfortunately, that hasn’t meant I’m finishing with all of you. I’m only just starting section 7 today, and I’m excited for it.
Lace is one of my favorite patterns to knit. I prefer using the written instructions to charts, but the fun of lace for me has always been watching the pattern emerge as I go along, giving me a visual to read and catch errors before they get too awful. Just getting started, I can see the beginnings of the chevrons, and I’ll be following the lines of those yarn overs all through this section. With the slight angle of this shawl, I like to add a removable stitch marker to the edge of the row where I need to start the finishing portion, those final 10 or 12 stitches I have to get right. It can be tedious to keep shifting the marker, but I know I’ll get lost and forget the end is coming if I don’t.
Blocking is several days away for me, but if you’re interested in trying out blocking wires for this, we recommend the Lazadas wires. Long blocking wires are great for a consistent pull along lace and the other sections of this shawl. The changes in pattern have a mostly consistent edge, but those lace sections will need a bit of extra attention.
Hope everyone had fun with the Goldfish Memory KAL, and post those photos! We love seeing your finished projects.