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« on: December 11, 2005 07:18:47 PM »

Hey! This is the Viennese Shrug from Interweave Summer 2005.  I am currently addicted to knitting lace!




I used just over 3 skeins of Lion Brand Imagine acrylic/mohair blend that I bought 5 years ago for $1.50 a pop! Cheap and pretty, just my style. Wink
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2005 07:44:07 PM »

Your shrug looks fantastic. Makes me dizzy to read lace patterns, but the end result is well worth it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2005 07:29:13 AM »

Wow, that's really pretty!  How'd you get the lace pattern to lie flat using acrylic yarn?  I want to start knitting lace, but every time I try, it curls up so bad, and I can't block acrylic well enough, but I'm really sensitive to wool and don't like to use it...
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2005 07:57:01 AM »

Thanks !
tristitia- My lace was pretty lumpy before I blocked it.  To block, I simply hand washed it in warm water with a little bit of soap.  Then I rolled it in a towel to blot out some of the water.  I spread it out on top of another towel on a table, and then weighed it down with the now-wet blotting towel.  Leaving the towel on top of it for a few hours or maybe overnight helped alot.  Otherwise, maybe your tension is tight and you could try going up a needle size or two to help stop the curling.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2005 12:20:54 PM »

I'm knitting that right now! The lace pattern is pretty tough--it takes a lot for me to focus on getting it right to be honest, but yours looks perfect! Great job! How long did it take you to knit up? Were there any problems with the pattern or was it a good read--so far so good for me, but always interested in getting someone else's perspective on it.

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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2005 01:10:50 PM »

Hey Miss Dottie!  I don't know exactly when I started knitting, but I know it was before thanksgiving.  I thought the pattern was pretty easy to read- one thing I did differently was to place markers between the pattern repeats rather than on the center stitch as they suggested.  And recently I was checking out Interweave's website, and there was a correction that the yarn used wasn't worsted it was sport weight. 
Whew, I think that's it!
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2005 01:12:39 PM »

That's really nice, ktkntr. What other lace have you knitted?
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2005 01:34:33 PM »

This was only my second lace project- the first was a scarf with a leaf pattern border for my Grandma (also from interweave) and I can't wait to knit more more more.
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2005 02:25:17 PM »

What a nice shrug--and it looks great on you too. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2005 09:00:20 AM »

Hey Miss Dottie!  I don't know exactly when I started knitting, but I know it was before thanksgiving.  I thought the pattern was pretty easy to read- one thing I did differently was to place markers between the pattern repeats rather than on the center stitch as they suggested.  And recently I was checking out Interweave's website, and there was a correction that the yarn used wasn't worsted it was sport weight. 
Whew, I think that's it!

Thanks for the great info--very smart tips which I'll put in to you tonight! And once again--your's looks amazing! Mine's going to be dark green for the holidays. And drat it! I TOTALLY used worsted yarn. Oh well!
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