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« on: June 17, 2005 01:34:24 PM »

here are some of my latest FOs:



I'm terrible at taking pictures of myself so sorry this doesn't show the jacket all that well.  It's from Patons Resort Knits (Aus/NZ Patons) and knit from Zhivago, which is 50/50 tencel/acrylic.  It's actually a really great yarn, very silky and smooth.

Second up there's my strawberry lace patterned scarf:


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It's from one of the Cleckheaton Studio Mohair books.  Instead of the studio mohair, I used Touch mohair/merino (www.touchyarns.com) which is one of the most heavenly yarns you can imagine and has left me wondering why everyone always says mohair is itchy.  The best part - one 100g skein was enough for the whole scarf.  And I got it on special!
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2005 01:47:03 PM »

WOW!
Both of the projects are beautiful, but I just love the first bolero/shrug.. beautiful!!!!!!!  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2005 01:48:47 PM »

So pretty! Both of your projects are beautiful. I especially love the jacket (and the pin really stands out on the black yarn). 
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2005 09:43:26 PM »

Wow! I love that lace pattern! Was it hard to knit?
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2005 10:29:51 PM »

Oh, I like it. I'm becoming obsessed with lace patterns. They're so much fun!
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2005 03:25:16 AM »

I won't lie - it was kind of hard.  There is a ten-line pattern repeat, so it's not really something you can memorise.  It does take full concentration.  However, near the end I really got into the feel of how lace knitting *works* (this was my first complex lace pattern) and once you understand that, I think it's much easier to get it right without having to look at the pattern every 5 seconds.  I think that's why they recommend knitting from charts rather than written instructions, too.  Must try that some time.
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2005 06:50:03 AM »

Both projects are fantastic!  The jacket looks way beyond my knitting skills.  I would like to try the lace though.  Just gorgeous. 
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2005 07:57:40 AM »

i love the sweater where did you get the pattern?
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2005 11:49:19 AM »

Awesome stuff!  Shocked I also want to get ahold of the wrap jacket pattern..   
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2005 12:16:34 PM »

It's Patons pattern from their book Resort Knits.  It's only available in NZ and Australia as far as I know though.  US/Canada Patons has different patterns and yarn!

http://www.patons.biz/publication_details.asp?SelID=89&ID=976&name=1230
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