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« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2004 11:41:04 AM »

How long can my fear of yarn-overs prevent me from trying this pattern?
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« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2004 01:52:31 PM »

Yes, can anyone properly explain it? I thought I was doing it correctly,but it looks nothing like what it's supposed to! And I've tried finding it online, but don't understand.
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« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2004 02:54:52 PM »

Elisha, that looks awesome! I love the earthy colors.

As for the yarnovers....they're easy once you get into the rythm down. Think of it more as "wrapping the yarn around the right needle and extra time". Basically you bring your yarn from the back of the work between the needles (like you would when switching from a knit stitch to a purl stitch) then bring it counterclockwise around your right needle to the back of the work and knit the next stitch as the pattern says (usually a yo is followed by k2tog). That's how to do a single yarnover. This pattern calls for a double yarnover. Bring the yarn to the front between the needles, then wrap it all the way around the right needle one and a half times (your yarn will end up on the back of the work). You'll see you now have 2 new "stitches" on the right needle.

When you go to purl the next row you'll come to those 2 new stitches. (it will look a little odd because they're not really stitches, just the yarn wrapped around the needle, but don't worry about that). You're going to drop the first "stitch" off the end of the left needle so you're left with what is basically like one big floppy stitch on your left needle. Purl that one. You'll see it will make a big hole in the previous row. That's basically what you're doing in a double yarnover, you're making one big loose stitch. For a bigger eyelet you'd wrap it around 3 times and drop the first 2 stitches.

Does any of that make any sense?

This page has a great little movie showing you a single yarnover, but where they just bring the yarn forward and then over the right needle once, you'd make that motion twice.

I hope you can get it, once you do it opens up a whole world of really cool lace knitting!
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« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2004 08:11:41 AM »

Ren, I did a yarn over past night without crying, cursing or freaking out!!!!!   I feel awesome, like a knitting goddess!!!!  {cue trumpets}

I started the spiderweb capelet and then wanted to kickl myself b/c I could wear the belle star more
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« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2004 01:39:38 AM »

Would plain cotton be a decent substitution for the yarn called for in the pattern?
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« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2004 07:39:56 AM »

Would plain cotton be a decent substitution for the yarn called for in the pattern?

I used a cotton blend and it worked just fine.....don't see why plain cotton wouldn't work just as well. Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2004 02:01:11 PM »

Elisha, I have the same yarn, it's funny how a picture can fool you  Smiley
And I started Belle Star, it took me a while to figure out the pattern since I'm not used to patterns (this is going to be my first project besides the monk's travel sachet that I'll knit following a pattern.)
Anyway, this is my yarn, I saw it in the shop and fell in love with the colors. They are so great..

Colors are a litte bit darker then in the picture
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« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2004 08:56:26 PM »

That is some really gorgeous yarn!

I think I'm going to make a start on mine today.  Finally!
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« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2004 05:33:39 AM »

wow...
black cat, that will be so beautiful. i looove mine and think the noro was perfect.
please post as you go along!
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« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2004 09:11:51 AM »


I have been done for quite sometime but hadn't taken a picture.  I love this thing!!!  I mostly wear it as a skirt over jeans.
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