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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: June 25, 2007 05:47:00 PM
Here is my progress to date.  

http://myknitting.homestead.com/butterfly/butterfly_062407.jpg
I am doing mine in the round because I just couldn't face the thought of doing seams with lace.  But now I am fast approaching the decreases for the arms and the shaping at the top.  Anyone out there do theirs in the round and have any tips for the next part?

Thanks in advance,

Judy

2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: June 25, 2007 05:37:51 PM
holisann,

I am doing beads on mine and am using 08 size.  However, I am using a finer yarn what the pattern called for. I think you would be fine with the 06 but i don't think the 11's will show up very well. 

Good luck with yours!

Judy
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: May 08, 2007 06:25:05 PM
Here is mine with 6 repeats so far.  I am trying to decide if this yarn is too thin for the pattern and would like to hear other's thoughts.

Judy
http://myknitting.homestead.com/butterflyfrill050807.jpg
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: May 08, 2007 09:20:01 AM
I am joining in the KAL too!  I purchased some hand dyed "petite silk" from Tess at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival last weekend.  I have started knitting the bottom ruffle and am about 6 repeats into the mission.  I bought enough fiber to knit a dress in the round for my sister but am still waffling between that idea and making her a cami.  I too would be interested in anyone who has measured their ruffle knitted in the KSH as I am looking for a gauge indicator before I start the dress / cami, because I have a feeling the silk I am using is much thinner than the KSH from the pictures of the finished cami's / dresses I have seen posted here on this thread.  I will post some pictures of the work in progress soon!

Judy
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: May 01, 2007 02:40:36 PM
Thanks for the suggestion.  It seems that there are a lot of fans of the Zephyr wool / silk among the lace knitters.  I am definitely going to see if I can find some of that to look at.

Thanks again,

Judy
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: April 30, 2007 05:40:29 PM
Thanks erika, I re-read the 1st page of instructions and low and behold right under the explaination for a bead 1 is the dec2.  I think i skimmed it too fast the first time.  Thanks!  Judy
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitty's Lizard Ridge on: April 30, 2007 01:08:43 PM
I am also working on a lizard ridge and had never managed to do short rows successfully.  I was pointed to a great explanation of short rows and different techniques for them on the web.  If you are interested go to

http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonaknits/tips_and_techniques/index.html


 and scroll down until you see "Japanese short rows" .  That is the last part of a 3 part posting to Nona's blog on short rows.

Personally, I have found that the Japanese short rows work for me as the safety pins make it easy to find the place where you need to do something to close the gap.

Good luck,

Judy
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: April 30, 2007 12:53:02 PM
Hi.  I am new to this board and found it when I was looking for a Butterfly KAL.  I am planning to knit a Butterfly for my sister as a shower/wedding gift and I have found reading through all the information here very helpful!  But, believe it or not, even after all the reading, I still have a couple of questions.

1.  Has anyone made the butterfly dress in the larger size?  My sister wears a size 16/18 and I was wondering if the XL size would fit her. 

2.  My second question is in regards to the instructions.  I am an experienced knitter but am still relatively new to lace knitting.  In reading through the instructions ( In the Romantic... book), I saw that the chart indicates places where you should decrease 2 without any information on what kind of a decrease they are looking for.  My question to those of you who have knitted this, what kind of decrease did you do for this one. 

3.  My third question has to do with the fiber.  Since my sister's wedding is at the end of July and I am giving her this gift as something to wear on her honeymoon, I don't think I want to knit it in the called for yarn.  I was thinking instead of finding  a nice 50% silk/ 50% merino wool yarn or perhaps an all silk yarn, but since I have never knitted something with such a fine yarn I am looking for advice on what would work best but not to warm for a hot humid July evening.  I have the advantage of going to the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival this weekend and am planning on buying the fiber for the dress there.

Thanks,

Judy
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