Transient – Part 3

I hope you enjoyed last week’s knitting.  This week brings us to the end of worrying over stopping points at the color changes, stitch counts and yardage.  From now on, the yarn is the boss!

Section 6 – BBBC, BBCC, BCCC

We begin Section 6 with 126 stitches on the needle.  This is the required amount needed for our upcoming lace section.  It doesn’t matter if you have some of BBBB remaining or if you started knitting with BBBC in the last section.  126 stitches is all you need and you can toss the other worries aside.

Section 6 is a simple lace repeat that is pivotal to the design.  In this section, three color ways are worked through to showcase the lace and the interesting gradient nature of the changes.  The beauty of this lace pattern is that it can be stopped after ANY wrong side row.  Everyone will stop Section 6 once CCCC emerges.

Begin by working Rows 125 – 136.  While the repeat (stitches after the *) is the same in every Right Side row, be careful to knit the correct number of stitches before and after the repeat in each row to establish the pattern.  After Row 136, repeat each of the rows until the appearance of CCCC in your work ending after working a Wrong Side row.  If your yarn changed to CCCC on a Right Side row, no worries;  just knit one more Wrong Side row.  It is completely fine if your yarn in this last row is all CCCC.

I knit several sample shawls and my yarn changed at different points somewhere in Rows 156-158.  It is completely fine if yours changes in a different row!  Just remember to finish after a Wrong Side row and you are good to go.  In the instructions I list my stitch count and rows for the sample seen pictured here.

I still like to keep track of my row numbers even though it doesn’t really matter where the section ends. My brain just feels more comfortable with marking the rows as seen in the photo below.  You can also use hash marks or a sticky note to keep track as well.

If you are unable to knit with Concentric, follow the row directions for Section 6 ending after Row 158.  Due to the absence of precise color changes, non – Concentric knitters will need to keep track of the row numbers to complete each section.

Section 7

This section is another garter stitch buffer and is knit in CCCC.  Just like the previous section, it doesn’t matter how many rows or stitches you have at its conclusion.  All that is necessary is to stop once the yarn changes to CCCD, ending after a Wrong Side row.  At the completion of the final Wrong Side row, there should be an even number of stitches on the needle – that is all you need.  Next week’s Section 8 will bring us a fun pattern to work over these even numbered stitches.

As noted below, my yarn changed to CCCD mid-row on Row 167, and I finished Section 7 after Row 168. (170 sts) It is perfectly fine if you ended on a different row and stitch count!

Non-Concentric knitters will work through Row 168 (170 sts).

I loved this section and I hope you have fun with it, too!

Happy knitting,



16 thoughts on “Transient – Part 3

  1. That can be very awkward! You can try just pushing the longer strand down as you knit to keep it even with the other three. If it is not too much off from the other strands, you could try keeping that strand a bit longer with each knit stitch until it evens out. Last resort is to cut all 4 strands at the end of a row and then rejoin the yarn with the strands all evened out. I hope this helps!

  2. I have one strand of my yarn that does not seem to be the same length anymore and it is knotting up as I am knitting, any suggestions? Thanks

  3. All caught up in the kal ….and patiently waiting for the last part……guess it’s time to take out a wip and make it into a fo!✂️

  4. Hi Michelle , my yarn changed to cccc in row 156 with stitch count at 158
    Can I do two more rows in the cccc for the 160 count or should I go on to section

  5. Hi Michelle, I made a mistake I accidentally knit the lace pattern in section # 6 three times. I am not using the concentric yarn and was filling the the inst. for concentric so I kept knitting until I ran out of my yarn which was one extra section of the lace section six pattern, my question is do I need to rip it out or can I keep that section since the stitch count is no longer crucial after section #7. I was watching a good movie so there you go, a big mistake. Thank you Michelle.

  6. I am finding that I am not done with the part 2 and the yarn is past the new color. Should I be concerned about this. I am on row 96 and the ABBB was used for this row. Should I finish up to row 98 and continue on?

  7. Hi Michelle, I am really enjoying your knit along. I find the number of stitches posted after each row really helpful and all your tips based on what you experienced also. I’ve been waiting anxiously each week to get started on the next section to see what will come next. Thank you for hosting I really appreciate all the work you have put in.

  8. Michelle, would you please repeat what type of yarn can be used instead of Concentric?


  9. Thank you Michelle. I have really enjoyed this project so far. This is the first KAL I’ve participated in, but will not be the last.

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