In the knitting world I’ve seen a recent trend where you make a smaller triangle-shaped shawl and then wear it backwards (with the point in front), making you look like a highwayman or a cowboy, thusly:
I liked the play between bandit styling and “grandma” knitted lace, so I decided to make one. Would you guess that I used the same pattern for the shawl above? (You can say “no” and I won’t be upset.)
This did not exactly work out…you see how the edge looks ruffled? Apparently I skipped a step of the pattern that has you take out the extra stitches you add–I kept adding stitches so that made the edge a lot longer and that produces ruffles.
In my defense, by the time I got to the border stitches it was March, and March was rough. My mistake also contributed to running out of yarn before the edging, so I cut my losses and just finished it(much like March).
But you know what? I like it. It’s a little wonky but when you get it all bunched up I think it looks appropriately outlaw-like. Watch out for the shawl-wearing bandit!
I like the ruffles! And it’s nice because now you can call it your own design.
You should like it. It turned out really cute. Who cares if you didn’t follow the pattern exactly. You can still be a stylish bandit.