I typed in "fix huge hole in knitting" and I found this Knitty article.
It proved quite helpful.
I wouldn't say it is a seamless fix. I certainly see where the repair is, but it is better than a huge hole. So there is that. With practice I could probably get better and make a seamless repair with this technique. Let us hope I never have to practice this again. Bottom line, the shawl is saved. I think it can now be worn, at the very least it can be bunched up as a scarf.
So I finally present...
My Citron, as modeled by my four year old,
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Lace Weight (leftover from this project)
Needles: Size 6? Possibly on Knit Picks Harmony needles, if I knit this before I knelt on my beautiful harmony needles and snapped one right in half *sob* Let us observe a moment of silence for my Harmony needle.
Modifications: Not really a modification, I just knit until I ran out of yarn. Then I stopped. So I might have more or less repeats than the pattern called for.
Review: I can't decide which I love more. The shawl?
Or my model.
They're both pretty awesome.
The hole was a devastating blow. But I think when worn as a scarf the repair blends in nicely.
As always I love the Misti Alpaca. It is alpaca. And silk. What's not to love?
And while I pondered how to repair this shawl I managed to block another pretty little thing.
But that is a knit for another day.