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Topic: Lace pattern from Vintage Girls Jumper (thats "Sweater" in Australian) pattern  (Read 1795 times)
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« on: August 14, 2005 02:05:17 PM »

Lace pattern from Vintage Girls Jumper (thats "Sweater" in Australian) pattern

I found this great lace pattern in a Vintage pattern for a girls top. Unfortunately it has vintage pattern knitting abbreviations like w.r.n. (wool round needle), and wl. fwd. (wool forward).
I've been treating the "wool round needle" as being like a yarn over. And I guess that "wool forward" means put the wool in front, like you do when your purling.

I think the bit where I got confused is in row 3, (which is where I'm up to) it says:
          P1, K.2tog, wl.fwd., K1
why wool forward when its already there when you just purled? and then the K1 after that means you wrap over the needle before you knit like a backwards yarn over, thereby making another stitch? Row 3 has quite a few of these wl.fwd and then Knit things.

So I"m posting the pattern here first of all to share, as others have so generously done, and in the hopes that others will have a go at the pattern and share their "wool round needle" and "wool forward" insights with me.
I tried to balance file size with not too much blurryness which was a project in itself, so I hope I don't ruin anyone's eyesite.
I really love lace knitting but I gotta tell you sometimes those instructions have me tearing my hair out with frustration. Oh and the backpage of this pamphlet with the abbreviation key is missing, though after googling I doubt there would have been more than the 3 word the descriptors which still leave me saying "yes but what does that mean?"!!! Anyway, I'm ranting now.

Here 'tis. (sorry about the different text sizes).

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2005 06:30:13 PM »

P1, K.2tog, wl.fwd., K1

okay, i think i get it.

you purl 1. then move the yarn to the back to k2tog. then move the yarn forward again before knitting 1. (this is the same as a yarn over, like you said.)


where are we going, and why am i in this handbasket?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2005 06:51:54 PM »

 Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss

thank you so much, i'll give it a try.
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