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« on: May 12, 2007 06:32:16 PM »

I wanted to make Ysolda's Cloud Bolero, but didn't have enough yarn. So I figured out how to smush the feather and fan lace pattern onto a One Skein Wonder.
And here's how it turned out:



It's knit in MCY yarn, but I had some rather largeish problems with the yarn (see the blog), and wouldn't recommend it.
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kelliz
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2007 07:18:48 PM »

It turned out very nice looking.  That's too bad about the problems I read about on your blog.  I think that maybe you should let the company know and send that picture to them ... the one with the sleeve.   It still looks very pretty! Smiley
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sunshineknits
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2007 08:38:55 PM »

wow.  you have such restraint.  Its so beautiful, i would be SO mad about the yarn.  i would send them a curt email with a link to your blog so they can see how the yarn has really affected your work. again, the design is totally beautiful.  I've purchased the one skein wonder pattern, any chance you'd be willing to share your alterations?

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2007 08:53:44 PM »

It's a pity about the dye problems, hopefully it isn't too obvious when worn cos that's a really pretty shrug Smiley The colour of the yarn complements the lace pattern so well.
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alexisnice
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2007 08:56:43 PM »

It's pretty! Sucks about the yarn, I've heard a lot of crappy things about them (apparently now they're making etsy stores under fake names to try and dodge their bad reputation....shitty!) I would maybe recommend washing the crap out of it until all the excess dye comes out, and maybe overdying it with something more colorfast if it ends up too faded-looking. The colors are pretty, but unless you want them all over your other clothes as soon as it gets damp out....yeah.
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isamax
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2007 09:50:12 PM »

Looks great.  I understand your yarn disappointment,  I've had the same thing happen (different yarn supplier).  I would definitely share your disappointment with them. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2007 10:13:05 PM »

wow.  you have such restraint.  Its so beautiful, i would be SO mad about the yarn.  i would send them a curt email with a link to your blog so they can see how the yarn has really affected your work. again, the design is totally beautiful.  I've purchased the one skein wonder pattern, any chance you'd be willing to share your alterations?



'course! I made the increases YOs. Because you need a knitted stitch between the YO raglan increases, I took that knitted stitch from the 'back', not the 'sleeves' (I hope that makes sense).
Also, because the lace pattern is worked on the ride side rows, i shifted all the raglan increases to the purl rows. It meant I knit into the front and back of the first AND last stitch of every wrong side row, and made no increases on right side rows.

Feather & fan takes 18 stitches. the pattern is:
R1: K to end
R2: P to end
R3: *K2tog 3 times; K1, YO 6 times; K2tog 3 times*, repeat to end
R4: K to end.


When you start, you need to centre that pattern in the back portion of the OSW (place a marker at the beginning and end of each lace repeat! trust me! i ripped because of that!)
You don't start knitting the lace pattern into the sleeves until you have 18 stitches on the sleeves.

Once you have one lace repeat in any portion (sleeves or back), you can knit half the lace pattern on either side of that first repeat every time you have nine stitches on each side 'spare'.
When counting the 'spare' stitches, don't count the stitch that's between the raglan increase YOs.
Do NOT knit a half-repeat of the lace pattern on the sleeves before you have a full repeat. It doesn't work out.

When you don't have enough stitches to do a lace repeat (or half a lace repeat), just knit across those stitches.

I hope that helps a little?
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sherry71
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2007 10:24:15 PM »

I love this!  I saw the pic on your blog & I can't believe how much of the color leeched out.  I would totally complain to them!
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2007 07:27:17 AM »

It looks beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2007 08:48:31 AM »

Beautiful!  Absolutely gorgeous!
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