Thursday, April 12, 2012


 I was trying to get this bookmark finished for the photo for this evening's post.  And I was close.  I was about to turn the corner onto the third from last row when I discovered a mistake in the row below.

It's time to go play in my story files again so I took the picture of the mess and as an afterthought I snapped a pic of the open book containing the pattern I was following.

The mistake wasn't made tonight but back in late February or early March.  The row showing as near its beginning was  nearly at its end when I picked it up this evening.  I had completed the last fifteen or so stitches on that row and turned and made it all the way back to twenty or so stitches from the end of the next row when I found the mistake so I had to take out most of two rows.

This is probably not kosher but I wanted to show what the pattern is supposed to look like.  Looks to me like I'm going to have to block and possibly starch to get it to this point tho.

The pattern is in Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet revised editon on page 155.

On each row one of the diamonds is growing while the other is shrinking and the pattern doesn't repeat for 9 rows so there is a lot to hold in the mind and a lot of counting.

The bookmark is only going to have the one row of completed diamond down the middle framed by the triangles and single crochet borders.  So the pattern isn't going to repeat.

I don't know if I'm going to make more bookmarks with this pattern.  It depends on how difficult it is to block it and get it to hold its proper shape.

This was an experiment to test out whether I would enjoy this pattern enough to do a big project like a prayer shawl or scarf using the hand painted silk thread I used on my MIL shawl last spring.

Still undecided but leaning toward yes.

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