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Close To Checkmate

I have to admit that I am a bit stuck at the moment. Kitty sitting is done, allergy levels back to normal, head cold has faded away and I am knitting again on the Canyonette Shawl.

canyonette shawl

The yarn, Mini Mochi by Crystal Palace, has beautiful colorways but I will never use it again. The thickness is uneven and it is barely spun. It splits constantly. Forget about ripping back if you make a mistake. The yarn catches on itself and snarls up easily. I lost a whole skein on one mistake I had to fix. It was impossible to keep the yarn from snagging on itself.

I have completed the first section of the shawl and am about to start the second section and this is where I am stuck. I am having trouble figuring out how the second section is begun. The two key words in the instructions that have me reeling is “Turn clockwise….” I have studied the picture above, I have searched Ravelry for insight into my problem, but have found nothing.

I dare not take up needles and try anything that isn’t going to stay together forever with this yarn and so I am stuck. I stare at it. It stares at me. I sigh, look away, pick up the instructions read “Turn clockwise” for the seventy-fifth time, then put the instructions down. I think we’re almost at the point of checkmate.

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