I had to take a deep breath this morning....The square of my shawl was not square!!!
One of the more difficult things to get right in miniature knitting is to
make a square.You measure and believe it is fine.
Then you wash the square and the fabric takes on a life of its own.
Now I had pretty much got it down pat when working in the Venne 70/2
Working with Madeira catona 80 thread is a whole new ball game.
I had finished the square, washed it and blocked it with the edging.
This morning I had to unpick the crochet edge I had done and the cast off edge.
I had sewn in the cast on and end threads .....MISTAKE.
When unpicking remember to hold the stitches of the fabric with your left hand, then gently tug the thread to undo the knitting, if the thread sticks use a sewing needle to help dislodge the thread, remember the square was already washed taking out the dressing of the thread so it is not so slippery any more......
I DID IT ....STITCHES ALL SAFELY BACK ON THE NEEDLES.
I have taken the day off from knitting shawls.