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Topic: Intarsia collar AND lace shawl. Update! 6/3-08 Both finished!!:)  (Read 1867 times)
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« on: January 23, 2008 02:49:07 AM »

I'm in a real knitting mood and can't chose between these two projects. My taught from the beginning was that the shawl would be very exhausting to knit so I needed something else to do in between. But till now I have only knitted on the collar..... But today I might dare to start this lace knitting. I admit that I am a bit worried about it. I intend to keep you updated on my fortunes and missfortunes. I haven't don lace neither intarsia before. Horror!? Smiley

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Intarsia collar

I follow this pattern and ad the colours. http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/se/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=98&d_id=34&lang=se Sorry, it's only in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian. I have also added a button edge since i realised you can't knit in circle when you do intarsia. You have to knit back and forth. First lesson learned Cheesy.
I use scraps of wool yarn in lovely colours. I started knitting on a straight needle and then a circular one, 3,5 mm.

Lace shawl

I will use this pattern. http://mimknits.com/shop/index.php?main_page=document_product_info&cPath=65&products_id=199&zenid=9a04b16b6bb420dcba8e74eea6c781df
But try do leave more space for the neck. That is, do a curve in the upper edge.
I use wool yarn that is actually meant for weaving furniture fabrics. I don't know if it's suitable for lace knitting. What do you think?

I knit with 4 mm circular needle.

An this is how far I've come right now on the intarsia collar.



close up (I love this kind of pictures Wink)

Wish me luck!

UPDATE! 25-01-08
I have restarted the lace shawl about four times now. I give up doing the neck modification. I will just follow the pattern!! Angry Lace is hard!

UPDATE! 04-02-08
The collar is finished!
I knitted it flat and then I sewed the lower part of the button edge together for about 5 cm. After binding of I crocheted along the edge. I'm not very pleased with the edge. It curls...And maybe i wouldn't have knitted for so long. It's a bit wide over the shoulders. But besides that I'm really fond of it. Especially the colours.

So, now I'm left with the lace shawl. Luckily I have a 10 hour train journey tomorrow. That means a lot of time for knitting.

UPDATE 22/2-08
Hello! One week left and the shawl is not finished. But there is hope. Smiley Lately I have been knitting things that don't require that much concentration. I'll be back!

UPDATE 26/2-08
I just have to face it..... I won't finish the shawl in time for the challenge. Sad  But I keep working on it and I'll let you know how it goes. Grin

UPDATE 6/3-08
I'm done!!!! Can hardly believe it.  Grin Grin Grin I caught a cold but I was well enough to knit. That helped me work on it alot this last week.
The edge is not as it's supposed to accordning to the pattern. I ran out of yarn. But I think it's ok anyway.
And here it is Smiley Tada!!

This is my first time knitting lace. (Of course, thats the challenge theme. Wink) I'd appreciate comments from everyone but especially from people who do lace knitting. I'm wondering about my choise of yarn and pattern. What do you think?

Thanks for looking! (at this huge post!  Smiley)
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008 05:36:32 AM »

it looks really really great so far.

intarsia scares me. Shocked

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008 01:09:16 PM »

Wow! I love the closeup picture! And the tons of little bobbins scare me to death.
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008 09:29:44 AM »

nice! I think it looks great. lovely colors.

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008 04:16:51 AM »


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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008 01:53:31 AM »


wow! I'm really impressed!

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2008 11:25:36 AM »

Gorgeous shawl! Awesome collar!  I never thought of wearing a shawl like that but it's very flattering. Congrats on both items, you definitely have 2 gorgeous pieces of knitting after this challenge.   Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2008 10:28:10 AM »

Oh wow, I am both in awe and terrified at the same time 0.o That must have taken so much patience!
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