a yard too short... twice

Well, more than a yard, actually. Almost 200 yards.

We're going to a wedding next weekend, and I needed a little something to keep me warm in case I get cold in the air conditioned buildings. I fell in love with Trousseau the minute I saw it, and knew it would be perfect. I started out with lace weight, then quickly moved up to sport to make it go a little quicker. I soon knew I wouldn't be able to complete the entire large size with the 2 skeins I had, so I decided to do a combination of the small and large. I just knew I would have enough yarn, so I plugged along. And, of course, I ran out of yarn right before I started the edging. No problem, I thought - I had skein of Knit Picks Telemark that would contrast the yellow well. I was plugging along, binding off, when....

I ran out of yarn again. So I looked through my stash and saw that I had a few skeins of Knit Picks Palette in the same color as the telemark, so I finished the bind off with that. In reality, it's not noticeable, but I couldn't believe I ran out of yarn. Twice.

But, after all that stress, I really like the finished product!

I made a few modifications, mainly because of my yarn shortage, but I'm glad I did. This is the perfect size, and had I made the large size, I think it would have been too big. I worked up to the last increase section, then worked one repeat of chart B, then chart C before binding off.


  1. That is just beautiful!  I love the color choice - I think I'm going to have to cast on a shawl pretty soon!

  2. It's gorgeous and looks so advanced! It must take a lot of patience to work with yarn so small. It looks beautiful on you too!

  3. Love it! I like the contrasting border. 

  4. Your trousseau shawl is stunning!! I love the contrasting trim. 

  5. JenniferSadler7/28/11, 1:33 PM

    Thank you!!

  6. JenniferSadler7/28/11, 1:34 PM

    Thanks! I'm so glad I had it in my stash - worked out nicely!

  7. JenniferSadler7/28/11, 1:35 PM

    Thank you! I'm really happy with how it turned out!