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« on: February 05, 2011 01:00:56 AM »

I finished this last week.



It took one skein of Naturally Caron Spa in Dark Driftwood and about ten days.  It was such an awesome pattern (free on Ravelry!) and it knit up so quickly.  I didn't use lifelines, and only had to un-knit a few times to catch mistakes.  The yarn was sort of a pain, but I used size 7 needles, and knit very loosely, which reduced the splitting a lot.  This was my first attempt at a decent sized lace pattern, and it was pretty easy to do.  Taking pictures of it was the hardest thing!  Oh, and the thing rolled up like crazy before I blocked it.  I blocked in this manner: I laid the scarf down stretched by hand into shape, on my ironing board wrong side up.  I covered it section by section with a wet washcloth, and then put my iron (set to "synthetic") over the cloth until it was only damp.  It sort of flattened the yarn a bit, but that only emphasized the pattern more, so yay!  Next time, though, I'd use wool and just block it in the traditional way.  This one was for a gift, and I wanted to make it as easy to care for as possible, while still being a little luxurious.  The Spa yarn splits like crazy, but man is it SOFT!

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011 03:06:54 AM »

So beautiful! I really wish I could knit!
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011 06:47:10 AM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011 08:02:29 AM »

That looks awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011 08:29:44 AM »

This turned out absolutely beautiful! I think the yarn looks gorgeous - great color choice.

I love lace knitting and wish I did more of it. The results are always so impressive!
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2011 08:45:18 AM »

Beautiful! Everytime I try lace knitting it ends up looking like a tangled mess!  Roll Eyes This looks so soft and delicate, I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2011 11:03:37 AM »

That's a lovely scarf!
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011 09:47:01 AM »

That is beautiful!

My blocking is terrible - probably because I am too scared to give the lace a real tugging. I wonder if blocking it your way would help me?

The pattern looks so open - but you DID say it was "pretty easy".

Thank you for inspiring me.
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2011 09:52:41 AM »

This is beautiful, Aisy! AND, I think it's awesome you totally seized the opportunity to do lace and to read charts.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2011 10:59:10 AM »

Very pretty and the yarn looks so nice and drapey!  Also--I almost fell out of my chair when I read you didn't use lifelines...you're a brave, brave soul  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2011 07:39:46 PM »

Thanks everyone!  I would definitely like to try a more "proper" way of blocking next time, but I'm still really really happy with how this one turned out!
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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2011 05:23:11 AM »

I love this, the pattern is so pretty!
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2011 11:51:37 AM »

I love lace knitting to look at, but I can barely do stockinette!
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