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« on: October 30, 2007 09:45:43 PM »

I want to crochet a lacy shawl for  my mom for Christmas, and I like Muir from Knitty, but I'm nowhere near that skill level. In my crochet, though, I'm pretty confident.

So are there any nice lacy shawls out there for lace weight yarn in crochet? I've looked and it's a whole lotta mesh.
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007 07:20:17 AM »

Personally, I've never worked with lace weight yarn before (a lot of thread but never lace weight yarn...). There are some nice open stitch patterns out there for DK or worsted weight yarns.

I've done a few Seraphina shawls that are fairly open and lacy...

http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/donisfuff/croshawl.html

I've also started the Long And Open Shawl...

http://www.knitting-crochet.com/crochet/lonopesha.html

Both could probably be adapted to lighter weight yarns. There's a CAL for the Long And Open in the CAL forum with one post (can't remember who posted it..) about help in making it wider or more narrow.

I hope that helped Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2007 07:28:19 AM »

checkout the book Amazing Crochet lace by doris chan, she has alot of beautiful, modern lace crochet projects. maybe its in your library.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2007 02:32:09 PM »

I am very big into lacy shawls myself.  I have made the long & open shawl with light weight yarn (one was yarn I got at Value Village & one was a mohair/acrylic mix).  I tried to make it once with heavier yarn & just didn't like it any where near as much as the light weight ones (I actually scrapped it).  I have also made the Irish Mist scarf from Doris Chan's book with a mohair mix yarn.  I agree that I totally love this book & there are other shawls, plus there is also a poncho that is gorgeous.  Overall, I really love the long & open shawl & it is very pretty & easy.  Also, it is a really huge wrap, so it is a bit more versatile.  Definitely check out the book, even if you go with the long & open shawl.  I will post photos of my FOs as soon as I can.
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2007 02:56:29 PM »

I made a crochet shawl for mom, who knows how to crochet but no longer does it. She immediately said, "Ooh pretty, what stitch is that?"

Just a plain stitch I told her nothing special. Then I showed her the jumbo crochet hook I used and she just laughed. Still not sure she entirely believed me, but that's all I did.

I made a simple long rectangle using double crochet in a bunch of long runs. It looks great and was super easy and quick to make.
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