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CateKnits
03-22-2006, 11:54 PM
Is there anything I can do with lace weight yarn besides knit lace on teeny tiny needles?

CateKnits
03-22-2006, 11:57 PM
Oh, to specify, before someone points me to the shrug pattern and the thread asking for lacy wearables, I'm more just wondering about patterns with larger needle sizes. I'm not sure I really care what the actual knit product is. I'm just curious.

Ingrid
03-23-2006, 12:24 AM
Lots of lace is knit with thin yarn on bigger needles--that's how you get the lacy effect. I'd think thin yarn on thin needles would give you very tight, tiny stitches.

CateKnits
03-23-2006, 12:43 AM
Hmm...I have four scarf patterns for size "3-5" needles. I tried one on a four and it was just ugly, like it wasn't tight enough. I guess that's why I was curious. :thinking: I want to use all this lovely lace yarn and don't have the patience.

Ingrid
03-23-2006, 09:14 AM
Lace often looks ugly when you knit it. That's why lace is the one thing you must block in order to see how it 'really' looks.

CateKnits
03-23-2006, 10:20 AM
:shock: If it's always going to look like that while I'm knitting, forget it! Thanks for warning me.

Anyone want some lace yarn? :lol:

Shandeh
03-23-2006, 05:00 PM
I'll take it!