It’s been one week since we cast-on for the Mrs Watson Knit-along, and we’re having a blast! We’ve got a couple of people in the Ravelry group who are almost finished with their Mrs Watson shawls, in just one week. If you have just a little bit of time to work on this shawl every day, you can easily complete it quickly—meaning there’s still time for you to join in, as we’re working on this until March 15!
After you’ve joined your B color for the first leaf but are working the body sections with the A color, you can do one of two things with the B color. I started out trying to carry the yarn up the side of the work—you can kind of see the loops in my B color at the edge of the work in the photo above—but quickly got somewhat annoyed with having the other yarn attached. So I started cutting the B color after working the leaves, and weaving in the ends as I go.
It’s really easy to weave the ends as you go, but you’ll want to make sure that you have a long enough tail to weave in, and you may need to reinforce them after you wash and block your finished project.
To weave in the ends as you go, all you do is twist the yarns around the working yarn, trapping them along the wrong side of the work (this will be somewhat visible on the wrong side, but not any more or less than carrying the yarns up the side would be).
After this, you just work the leaf pattern as instructed, and then cut the B color yarn when you reach the edge. Simply wrap that tail around the working A color yarn to trap the yarn and keep it from dangling.
In the end, you’ll see the two tails tucked neatly along the back of the work.
How’s your Mrs Watson coming along?