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« on: May 24, 2004 01:55:20 PM »

This almost killed me, but I think it turned out pretty.  It's done in Rowan Kidsilk Haze.  The color is most accurately represented in the first pic, in the last pic you can sort of  see the clear glass beeds I knitted into the ends.
http://psycserv.mcmaster.ca/~domingm/craft_pics/lace1.jpg
http://psycserv.mcmaster.ca/~domingm/craft_pics/lace2.jpg
http://psycserv.mcmaster.ca/~domingm/craft_pics/lace3.jpg
http://psycserv.mcmaster.ca/~domingm/craft_pics/lace4.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2004 01:58:45 PM »

oooooooooo! so delicate and lovely! how ever did you construct it?
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2004 02:22:53 PM »

That looks lovely!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2004 07:42:30 AM »

Here's the pattern:
On size 9 needles
Cast on 33
row 1: purl across
row 2: k1 *k3, pull first st over other 2 (and drop it), yo* repeat to last 2 st, k2
row 3: purl
row 4: k2 *yo, k3, pull first st over other 2 (and drop it)* repeat to last st, k1

repeat these 4 rows until the scarf is long enough (they actually said until the end of the ball) cast off
uses 1 ball of rowan kidsilk haze.  I also knitted in 9 evenly spaced clear glass beads on the cast on and cast off rows.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2004 12:51:16 PM »

Did it take you to until the end of the ball to get it the length you wanted?
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2004 06:58:45 AM »

I didn't actually go to the end of the ball.  There's a bit left - just enough (probably) to embellish the edge of a purse or something.  My scarf turned out a bit more than 5 feet long, their pattern said it would be 5'7", so I basically have about 7" of scarf worth of yarn left.
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2004 12:25:35 PM »

Thanks for the info. I'm going to the yarn store this weekend and I'm going to try to make one for my grandmother, who lives in China.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2004 09:16:05 AM »

That is just sooooo Beautiful!  You did a fabulous job!
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2004 02:58:20 PM »

I'm trying to make this now and it's killing me too! the yarn is so slippery and thin... i think i should get some bamboo needles for this project... melidomi--how long did it take you?
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2004 04:06:49 PM »

I switched from Susan Bates teflon looking needles to casein needles and it made me soooo much happier.  They were pretty slick, but they had nice pointy tips which really help with the annoying pulling the stitch over thingy.  It took me about 2 weeks, but I was switching off between the scarf and a baby sweater (and didn't knit at all one weekend).  So your mileage may vary.  I mailed it off to grandma on Monday or so, but I haven't heard from her yet, hopefully that means she hasn't gotten it (and not that she doesn't like it!). 
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2004 06:16:41 PM »

coolness. i might try that. and I'm pretty sure she hasn't gotten the package if you haven't heard anything from her.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2004 07:21:51 PM »

first of all, that's so lovely and beautiul. and it looks so cosy and soft. reminds me of this Roxy scarf i almost bought. second of all, in the last two pictures is it on a harp?
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2004 12:56:13 PM »

Thanks for the compliments!  Yep, it's on a harp.  I'm a lapsed harpist. 
I've always had wierd old fashioned hobbies Wink
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2004 10:22:50 PM »

Very nice scarf!  I, too, am a lapsed harpist.  Someday, I'll get back to it.  Or so I keep telling myself.   Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2004 05:14:03 PM »

gorgeous!

another for my to-knit list Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2004 12:08:41 AM »

That is absolutely beautiful!! I'm in love! hehe! Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2004 08:40:22 AM »

Your scarf is lovely lovely lovely! I'm in the process of knitting a lace cap and I have a  lace-knitting question. When I see YO in a pattern, it is my understanding that this entails bringing the yarn forward AND knitting a stitch with the yarn in the front, not simply bringing the yarn forward. For example, if I saw YO, K3, I would bring the yarn forward, knit a stitch, and then knit three stitches in the usual way. Is this correct? Thank you!!!
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2004 09:27:19 AM »

In your example (yo, k3) you're only knitting the 3 stitches.

So you start with yarn in back.  Then wrap the yarn around the needle (between needles to front, then over right needle to back.  Then knit your 3 stitches.
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2004 09:40:18 AM »

Thanks for the help Wink
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2004 09:51:42 AM »

oh my god thats lucious! *gets in her car and drives to the LYS for somma that business*
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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2004 06:43:52 PM »

melidomi--i think you may have typed in the pattern wrong. i think it's CO 31, not 33... I'm not sure, can anyone double check/support this?
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2004 06:29:09 AM »

That is a gorgeous scarf!!  I have some fabulous light pink mohair blend yarn at home that this would be perfect for!!  Thanks for the pattern!
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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2004 08:23:26 AM »

melidomi--i think you may have typed in the pattern wrong. i think it's CO 31, not 33... I'm not sure, can anyone double check/support this?
nope, it is 33 - the pattern is a multiple of 3 stitches plus one at one end and 2 at the other (did you forget the k2 at the end of row 1?)
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« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2004 06:51:18 AM »

I tried the pattern, but I don't get the well defined holes and "X" pattern. Instead I get, and I like this just as much, little bulbs (I think of them as berries, b/c I'm using the colour poison). I find that if I wanted to stretch out each hole I would get what you have but, that is too time consuming and I don't want to stretch the yarn. Any suggestions for when I make the next scarf?
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« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2004 07:48:41 AM »

Hmm, I have two thoughts:
1- maybe the yarn you're using is too thick/ you're knitting too tightly.  If you aren't using the Kidsilk Haze, try going to a fancy yarn store and looking at it.  See if your yarn is fatter.  If it is, go up a couple of needle sizes (and you can decrease the number of repeats in the pattern, too - say make it 27 stitches wide instead of 33, so it's still around the same width)
2 - mine wasn't nearly as defined before I blocked it.  So just finish off the scarf and then block it like so:
pin it out so that it's stretched enough to see the pattern. 
Fill your iron with water and set it to 'steam'
Hold the iron about 1" above the scarf and steam it. 
allow it to cool and dry before unpinning it.
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« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2004 08:53:30 AM »

I am using kidsilk, it was tricky at first. I think you might be right, that I'm knitting too tightly. Well, I think of it as getting two patterns for one.

Thanks for your help,
Chia
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« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2004 01:43:05 PM »

i love this scarf and now want to make one for my aunt for b-dsy/christmas, but i have a problem...

i have checked my local yarn store, joann's, and michael's, and none of them have this kidslik haze yarn.  i don't have a credit card and so cannot buy it online.  any suggestions for a substitute yarn?

thanks and awesome scarf Grin
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« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2004 06:35:20 PM »

I love that, alot.
God, I wish I wasn't such a lame knitter. It hurts. My heart.
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« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2004 06:38:53 AM »

Well, I did it again!  This time I cast on 66 sts for a more shawly version, I did it in a different mohair (because of the color) I basically used the equivalent of 2 balls of Kidsilk Haze - so like 400 yds.  Here it is posing on my swift (I love my swift!) 

It's about a foot to 18" wide, and more than 4 feet long - this yarn knitted up a bit thicker (and so made it shorter) than the Kidsilk Haze - so if you actually did it with 2 balls of that you'd have a bigger shawl.
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