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Topic: Newly Acquired Lace Weight Yarn--What to Do?  (Read 401 times)
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« on: November 18, 2007 07:00:02 PM »

I just received 2 skeins of knitpicks bare laceweight merino yarn (that's 880 yards per skein) and I realized I have never knitted anything laceweight before!  I'm probably going to dye the yarn, but I have no idea what to do with it!

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007 07:34:31 PM »

If you like shawls, here's a huge list of patterns w/ approx. yardage (free and in books, for sale, etc.) http://simpleknits.blogspot.com/2007/08/296-triangle-shawl-patterns.html

« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007 10:56:29 PM »

Check out knittingpatterncentral for tons of free pattern links to lace, shawls, scarves, as well as search the finished objects fora here and KH for 'lace'. For books, I can recommend Victorian Lace Today (not the simplest of lace patterns though), Best of Knitters (Shawls and Scarves), and there's pleanty of nice lace patterns in back issues of IK.
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2007 07:25:48 AM »

If you don't like lace, you can carry it double- or triple- stranded to get a garment-weight.  Personally, though, I love lace!  The MS3 was great fun earlier in the year, and I think there are some similar mystery shawls going on on Yahoo groups at the moment - some may still be open for sign-up.  The other thing is that simple lace (at least) works up quite fast, so you could do scarves for Christmas presents (or for yourself!) - Knitty's Branching Out is very straightforward, or just choose a lace-pattern you like and design your own!
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