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    I'm just about done with this shawl I'm making as it is written, but I'm not happy with the top of it. It's a bunch of shell motifs that taper to a single stitch at the top and are therefore "pointed" on the top and I really dislike it. Does anyone have any suggestions on something I might be able to add to make the top so it's more flat? I'm hoping this question even makes sense. I attached a picture of the top of the shawl so you can see what I mean. I haven't weaved in the ends for this set of motifs yet, but it doesn't really change anything when I do.
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    ~If I could attack with a more sensible approach, obviously that's what I'd be doing... Right?!~

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    Nyssareen Is there any way to make a half motif? Pick up stitches or whatever you do, but only work until the new work is level with the pointed top of the current motifs and then bind off.

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      #3
      I agree with VivianPearl , a half-finished motif would fill in the space. If you can't add more could you rip back half of the last pink/red ones until the edge is flat with the point of the gray?

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        #4
        I thought of that, but for each new motif you pick up stitches along the sides of 2 other motifs from point to point, so I'm not sure how well it would work. I'm not sure how well I'm explaining that, so I included a link to the pattern (it's free) so maybe it'll make more sense.

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        (Mod edit to add picture. Special thanks to Berroco for allowing us to post their photos on Our Unraveled. )

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        The Ostro Shawl is knit in three shades of Berroco Fiora® using a modular construction. Each "shell" is knit individually, but the following shells are attached as you go, so there is minimal finishing.
        Last edited by Cablegrrl; 07-27-2019, 04:36 AM.
        ~If I could attack with a more sensible approach, obviously that's what I'd be doing... Right?!~

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          #5
          Nyssareen In that case, I think I'd tear back each of the last motifs until they are flush with the green ones. Then weave in the ends and maybe run a row of SC across the top to give it a more finished look and help hide the tails.

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            #6
            Nyssareen - I agree with everyone else that the answer is to finish it off with a half shell.
            Naperville, IL - Growing Zone 5

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              #7
              Thanks everyone. I'll give that a shot. I don't really want to rip out anything, so I'm just going to add a row of half shells in the next color in the pattern. Wish me luck!
              ~If I could attack with a more sensible approach, obviously that's what I'd be doing... Right?!~

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                #8
                Nyssareen - I change my advice after looking at the Berroco website and seeing their photo. I think the answer is blocking if you knit it in wool. The sample has the shells blocked out really big and though they didn't show the edge, I can imagine that it will look like nice soft, big shells after blocking. I think they will look nice as an edge. If you knit it in acrylic, I think half shells may be your only option
                Naperville, IL - Growing Zone 5

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                  #9
                  lovestostitch I used acrylic, so I'll do the half shells and see how that works.
                  ~If I could attack with a more sensible approach, obviously that's what I'd be doing... Right?!~

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                    Additional question: since it is acrylic, will blocking it help with the "squished up" look it has? I've never made anything like this before, so I'm not sure.
                    ~If I could attack with a more sensible approach, obviously that's what I'd be doing... Right?!~

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