Tuesday, September 18, 2012

From Heaven to Hell and back to Heaven

Pattern: 198 yds. of Heaven
Designer: Christy Verity
Pattern book: N/A
Yarn: Louisa Harding Yarns Kashmir Baby
Needles: Size 8 Circular Auddi Turbo needle
Pattern Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 due to instructions

If you read my previous post on this pattern you already know that it was a test on my patience. I originally started on this pattern to have something green to wear for St. Patrick's day, but after starting this project over 7 times it did not work out that way. There was something about the way this pattern was written that was not computing inside my head. I almost gave up on this pattern, after seven times of frogging and starting over it was driving me nuts and my yarn was starting to suffer.

I decided to give it one more try (7th times the charm, right?) but before I started over I did some digging on Ravelry (Thank god I was not the only duffus that was confused) I found a link to another site where someone wrote out the pattern row by row. I followed the pattern and came up with the shawl above. As you can see, it does not have the same lace finishing  and that is because the lace finishing was added on after one of the designer's 3 updates to the pattern (not sure which update added the lace finish). Now that I have a road map and understand how this pattern is supposed to be knitted I will be making it again. This time with the lace finish.

I must say that I LOVE the finished project. The color is just beautiful and it is super soft. So while the pattern was Hell to knit the finished product is just Heaven.

Do I recommend this pattern? Yes, but t is definitely not a beginner project. Before you start working on it read other people's notes on this project. It can be a pain in the neck but once you get the way the pattern is supposed to go you end up with a beautiful Shawl.

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

~Knitting Chica


  1. This is gorgeous, love the colour and well done for persevering, don't think I would have and just think you'll be able to wear it on St Patricks day 2013!

  2. Thank you. Yeah, I almost gave up a few times but I was not going to let a pattern beat me. Sometimes my stubbornness works out. hehehe...