under over under
The Hanami stole appealed to me for a few reasons, the primary being it’s not a static pattern. Because it’s asymmetrical, the charts change and you’re rarely knitting the same thing twice. You knit through a chart and you’re on to a different one. There’s no time to get bored. The exception in this pattern is the basketweave section at the beginning. It’s a 32 row chart, repeated 7 times. I just finished the 5th and I’m at that stage where I start to bargain with myself. What would happen if I only knit 6 repeats? Could I get away with 5? How long does it really need to be?
I’ll suck it up, I’ll be good and I will knit all 7 (because this stole is going to be GORGEOUS,) but I have to admit I’m already thinking about the next set of charts.