Okay, so in the last post I showed a picture of the sweater that told me how to work the shawl with all these colors.
I started with plenty of rows of waste yarn, on which I established my stitch count. Between the red and blue markers is 10 stitches of Ktbl so the border stitches will be twisted. At the blue is a simple Yarn-Over every other row. The yellows mark the center stitch Whatever eyelets or slip stitching sequence I do on the right side will have to be reversed on the left side, so I need the center stitch marked. There will likely be other markers along the way. Everything from the red marker around the back to the other red marker is just plain knitting — 40 stitches which will end up with 20 stitches on either side of the twisted stitch borders. I’ll cut up the center of the back and do a different treatment for the fringe parts. 🙂
I had forgotten that increasing at the center would throw the borders off at an angle the whole way up, but I sort of like how it is going. I think when it is blocked it will give an interesting edge to the whole thing.
Now that I’ve gotten it this far, with the steeks, the borders, the increases, and the body all fairly well in hand, it is just a matter now of pressing forward. The brainy part of it has finally been done.