We’d all be working on the “same” pattern, but either knitting or crocheting as we preferred.
Whitsunday is a new cotton blend from Queensland Collection that is available in eight colors. Each ball is a generous 237 yards, so you just need two balls to make either shawl.
The crocheters were showing off their speed by making good progress before the evening was over.
When working the crochet pattern you start on a G hook, then switch to an H hook. The lady using the green accidentally started on the H hook, but we all agreed it looked lovely and since it was a shawl being a larger size wouldn’t matter.
The lady using the silver/blue yarn started with a G hook. She getting a denser fabric with lovely even stitches.
The two knitters didn’t make enough progress tonight to photograph. As often happens in sit & stitch groups, the more experienced knitter reviewed the pattern with the newer knitter so she would be confident working on it at home alone.
She was also betrayed by her stitch markers. She points out that you need to stay alert until you establish the pattern since the stitch markers are right next to yarn overs and can drift. She’s going to switch to beaded or locking markers in the hopes that the larger size doesn’t slip under the YO as easily.