The Story of Leftover Balls

When I finished the 14 stripes suggested in the Different Lines pattern I had too much purple yarn still unknitted, so I knitted an extra stripe. When I finished it I still had quite a large ball of purple but not enough for an extra stripe. I couldn’t stand having such a large leftover, so instead I decided to add some stripes before the green edge!

Last night I finished knitting my shawl.  I bind it off, it was after eleven o’clock. I went to the balance to weigh my little green ball and decided there is enough yarn for one more ridge. I opened the bind off (and we are talking about over 220 stitches people,,,!), knitted the extra ridge and bind off again. I used the k2tog method and I am really pleased with the way this bind off look on this shawl. It was after midnight when all was knitted and done.

This morning this was the sight (or almost this,,,) that greeted me:

And these are my leftover balls:

I am very pleased and in love!

5 thoughts on “The Story of Leftover Balls

  1. margene

    It’s gorgeous!! I love the way you added the rows of blue in the green edge. The combo of colors is vibrant and made for a beautiful wrap. Nicely done!!

  2. Kym

    Love it! The colors are so wonderful together — and, WOW, you can’t do any better than that when it comes to leftover balls! :-)

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