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SRU2004
« on: October 09, 2004 11:01:10 AM »

Can anyone help me find a nice looking (but relatively easy to intermediate) lace shawl pattern?  I don't want anything too complex but I do need a challenge. 
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lila_fowler
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2004 11:21:45 AM »

Have you considered the Charlotte's Wd shawl? I had a lot of fun knitting it this summer!
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gloriana
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2004 04:44:23 PM »

this shawl at Knitty is lovely and looks relatively easy:  http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTcozy.html
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2004 07:56:30 AM »

If you're looking for a rectangular shawl, this one is lovely:

http://knitting.about.com/library/weekly/aa120803.htm

I made it last month, and it was a lot of fun. It's easy, but it looks fancy. The pattern is easy enough to memorize too. I used less than 2 skeins of Red Heart Luster Sheen, so the whole thing cost about $8. The yarn is acrylic, but it feels and looks like cotton.


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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2004 09:10:19 AM »

Thanks for the suggestions.  I might have to try that one from Knitty.

About the Charlotte's Web shawl...how difficult is this pattern to do?  I have seen some of the finished projects on the web, and they all look gorgeous.  However, I am a bit intimidated by the looks of it. 
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pavlova
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2004 09:50:07 AM »

there:s one called "birch" in the rowan mag from last autumn/winter.
I think you can also go to http://www.heirloom-knitting.co.uk/ for a few free patterns.
some are tricky, but some are easy once you memorise the pattern (and use stitch markers!)
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2004 12:03:00 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions.  I might have to try that one from Knitty.

About the Charlotte's Web shawl...how difficult is this pattern to do?  I have seen some of the finished projects on the web, and they all look gorgeous.  However, I am a bit intimidated by the looks of it. 

I was intimidated by it as well but it was so beautiful that I needed to try it. I would classify myself as an intermediate knitter. Once you figure out the pattern it is pretty easy to follow. It is just repeats of cominations of yarn overs, knit togethers, and slip and knits with a bit of pearling and knitting as well. I would highly recommned it! I want to knit another one I just don't know who to knit it for.
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2004 05:26:10 AM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6480.0
here's a really simple lace pattern.  The original pattern is for a scarf, but if you just cast on more stitches (and use more than one ball of yarn) you'll get a shawl.

I found it really challenging the first time through, but I made it a second time as a shawl (last post in the thread) and it went way faster and easier.

Two things to keep in mind when knitting lace  - looser tension makes it easier to do things like pass one stitch over 2,  and your needle choice matters, pointier needles make it easier to do things like that.
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