# Problem w/ Watercolor Wrap

Has anyone tried this pattern in [COLOR=black]Knitting the Easy Way[/COLOR]? It’s a lace wrap with an “Old Shale” lace border. It begins w/192 cast on and here are the the 2 repeat rows: Row 2) With yarn in front of work, slip 1, slip slip knit decrease, knit to first marker, YO, knit to 2nd marker, YO, knit to last 3 stitches, knit 2 TOG, knit 1. 2) W/ yarn infront of work slip one, knit to end of row. The border has TONS of increases and decreases. The diagram and picture of the wrap indicates a triangle shape - longer in back and shorter over arms. My question is: Where are the decreases? If I do 144 rows of the above 2 row pattern, aren’t I going to have a big rectangle? If anyone can interpret this or better yet, has knitted it, please share your knowledge!

Thanks

I think this might be a Faroese shawl, from what I gather from a comment on the one blog post that had semi-definite info on what might be the pattern you’re talking about. Depending on where the markers are, you will probably end up with more of a butterfly shape with those repeats. Imagine if your two yo’s were next to each other in the middle of the shawl: you’d have a big chevron shape, because the stitches between the increase and the decrease would be on a slope. Now imagine spreading those yo’s out; the space between them will be level, and the sides will slope. That should give you the butterfly shape of a Faroese shawl: a rectangle panel in the middle, and triangles on the sides.

That is for sure the same pattern. My book is spiral bound (on sale from Borders) and has more than 25 patterns, but I recognize the patterns on the front of the insert. The wrap is gorgeous, and I probably will go back to it but now have begun a simpler lace wrap where you start with 3 cast on stitches and build with y/o’s all the way up. Much easier to see the shape you are making. And I will put a simpler border than the Old Shale border the watercolor wrap has - that pattern was pretty complicated and surely would make me crazy. Thanks again for your help!

vasuzie:hug: