Symmetry vs non-symmetry? Where do you stand? My last set of wedges I knit, the eyelet wedges, are not exactly the same on both sides of this shawl.
I don’t know if you can see it here but the eyelet wedge on the first side (right side of photo) has 1 garter ridge on the inside edge before the first row of eyelets and 2 ridges on the outside edge. The second side wedge (left side of photo) has 2 garter ridges before the first set of eyelets and one ridge afterwards.
This makes it easier to write the instructions but … the lack of symmetry has me bugged. Would it bug you? Here’s a closer look at two photos showing the eyelet wedges.
It’s true that not even another knitter would notice the difference once it was around your neck, a phrase I rely on when students are getting upset about small errors in their knitting. But as this is a written pattern I think it should be written with symmetrical sides.
I’ve just finished a fingering weight version which is drying on my clothesline. An unorthodox way of blocking but it’s what I have here at camp.
I’m really happy with the way the wedges have made the tails nice and long. But the eyelet thing … it has me starting another one just to get this right.
Does this seem worth it to you?