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« Reply #130 on: April 17, 2005 11:04:41 AM »

I would love this as a wrap.  Would it work to knit this up using bulky yarn and big needles?   Or doubling the pattern (casting on 50 stitches)?  Has anyone used variegated yarn?

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« Reply #131 on: April 17, 2005 12:40:38 PM »

heres a bad photo of mine (its very dark here), dont mind the random bit of yarn runinig through it thats just a life line ive had a gizillion false starts and Im not going to start all over again because the whole thing unwinds in my hands as i try to fix one mistake LOL 

I had a tonne of that green wool left over from another project, its DK weight so probably a bit lighter than most peoples. Im finding the pattern can also be a little difficult to see at times, hopefully a little blocking and ironing with even it out, Im just glad this ones not a curler unlike my last lace scarf!
« Reply #132 on: April 17, 2005 04:35:35 PM »

Kadreath - Yours looks absolutely great! I put this project on hold for a little bit because I got so tired of it and beeing tied to the chart was a little exhausting. But yours has given me inspiration once again. Hopefully I'll finish tonight!
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« Reply #133 on: April 17, 2005 08:11:20 PM »

I dont think you would cast on 25- you would cast on 2x the lace (with maybe a single knit stich btwn, like it is with this one), and then the border stitches.

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« Reply #134 on: April 17, 2005 11:18:38 PM »

Finished!! Yay!! Cheesy Well I ran out of yarn so it's pretty short (27 repeats on size 5 needles), but it can still be worn as a spring scarf. I'm happy with the result because it was my first lacework, but my head still hurts from reading the chart  Wink

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« Reply #135 on: April 18, 2005 03:53:17 AM »

ooh, pie.  the scarf came out so faboo.  I love it!  Wonderful job.  Go you!

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« Reply #136 on: April 18, 2005 05:13:42 AM »

Great job pie! I love it!

I have had to put mine on the back burner as I have been comissioned to knit a bag as a birthday gift for one of my co-workers friends. I really want to finish this but how can you say no to being paid to knit ?  Wink

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« Reply #137 on: April 18, 2005 07:24:10 PM »

Beautiful scarves, crafty gals!  Why don't yours look lumpy like mine?  I'm slipping the stitches purlwise.  Am I not supposed to be doing this?  Also, what do you think about using a variegated yarn?  I loooove this handpainted yarn by Alchemy of Sebastapol, CA, but think the pattern gets lost in all the color.  The yarn's true colors are deep teal, purple-y indigo and deep green.  (Ugh!  I'm bringing my full vocabulary to bear on the description of the colors and all I can come up with is "deep.")

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« Reply #138 on: April 18, 2005 11:00:23 PM »

i think i used the wrong yarn. i'm halfway through my first section, and it looks nothing like the picture... maybe my yarn is too fat? i don't know i'm using a sport weight acrylic.

i suppose i am going to finish a couple of sections before i call it quits and find a different yarn. i love the pattern though.
« Reply #139 on: April 18, 2005 11:36:01 PM »

I'm using sport weight acrylic too. Mine is a bit bulkier than the photo on knitty.com but you can still see the lace pattern.
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