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« Reply #580 on: January 28, 2007 09:13:49 PM »

so I know this kal is ages old, but I want to attempt this scarf for my mom's birthday.  I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for yarn substitutions and/or tips for first time lace knitters?
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« Reply #581 on: January 29, 2007 12:04:28 PM »

so I know this kal is ages old, but I want to attempt this scarf for my mom's birthday.  I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for yarn substitutions and/or tips for first time lace knitters?

I made this a while ago, and don't remember what yarn I used, but I definitely have a suggestion for a first time lace knitter: RELAX!  This was my first lace project, and I was knitting so tightly when I started that I made it nearly impossible.  As I went on and was less stressed about it, it was so much easier (and looked way better).  So just take it slow and take lots of deep breaths!
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« Reply #582 on: January 29, 2007 03:33:50 PM »

Although I have vowed to never again try knitting lace... I have heard of a useful thing called a "lifeline" in this thread.  Read back a bit or do a search.  I think it would have helped my frustration substantially.  Smiley
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« Reply #583 on: January 29, 2007 04:01:54 PM »

I looked up lifelines on knitting help and they look easy enough and like a great idea!  I'll definitely use those when I give this a shot.
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« Reply #584 on: February 09, 2007 03:56:44 PM »

I never did post finished pics of the garnet-colored *mumblemumble* et soie branching out I was working on (and freaking out about).

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And almost the full length, blocking diagonally across a queen sized bed. In retrospect, it's fortunate I ran out of yarn:

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« Reply #585 on: February 11, 2007 05:44:16 PM »

Knitting lace without a lifeline is like jumping out of a plane with and umbrella. USE THE LIFELINE!
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« Reply #586 on: February 12, 2007 12:18:54 PM »

I finished my branching out a few weeks ago and just now noticed your knit-a-long so I thought I'd post.  I love seeing how differently everyone's turn out.  I used a mohair blend and size 6 mm. needles and did 25 repeats of the lace pattern.  I can't believe how much the look and the length of this scarf changed after I blocked it.
       
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« Reply #587 on: February 16, 2007 08:53:41 PM »

I finally got over my fears and got started!  I think it's looking pretty good so far.  I've done 5 repeats now, but the last picture I took was after three.  (After I took this I had to frog the last repeat and re-do it because of a mistake... but thanks so much for life lines!! <3)



it's not as terrifying or as hard as I thought, though it still presents a challenge and certainly makes for a more interesting scarf.

more info and pics on my blog.

edit: I am now up to 13 repeats, and I hope to do at least 2 more today.  It's going a little slow, but probably not much slower than another, more boring scarf, so I'm really thrilled.  And life lines are a complete... life saver! ;P
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« Reply #588 on: April 12, 2007 03:48:21 PM »

It looks like I might be late in the game, but I'm planning on starting Knitty.com's Branching Out this weekend as a mini-project to use up some remaining Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK weight yarn. I think it'll be a nice combo.

Susan
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« Reply #589 on: April 12, 2007 08:00:05 PM »

I am about half-done with mine, in Fiesta La Luz in poppies.  Everyone's look so good I decided I had to make this to use up the skein I bought on impulse from the knithappens sale.  I will post when it is done!  Cheesy
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