The shawl is made by knitting the "centre" square, then picking up the border stitches and knitting the edging around the outside. I like this better than knitting the four border pieces separately and sewing them on, which many of the Weldon's patterns require.
However, this project is fighting me every step of the way. First, I had trouble winding the skein of Madelinetosh Lace yarn. My trusty old yarn winder is getting a little cranky. I wound the yarn so tightly that I couldn't pull it off the ball winder, so I had to hand-wind a ball off the winder. Blech.
Next problem is charting this pattern. It's going to take some thought. The "stripes" section is pretty simple, just columns of yarn over/knit two together (but even that is causing trouble, see below). The tricky bit comes with the bobble "flowers" in the 2nd section. I'm working on charting this in a non-confusing way. So far, it's confusing :-)
And today's problem: I cast on the 198 stitches for the stripes section. Knit 13 rows. And realized I was doing it wrong. I read the instructions as knit 1 row, work the yo/k2tog pattern on the 2nd row, and repeat for 28 rows. Nope. I am supposed to work that lace pattern EVERY row for 28 rows. So back to the beginning and casting on those 198 stitches AGAIN.
To be continued.