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06-03-2006, 11:21 PM
Has anyone knit a curtain of any kind??? I was looking in the Mason Dixon knitting book and they has this pattern for a simple curtain and I thought, hmmmm, I wonder if there is anyone out there with access to some great patterns, for knitting, not sewing.

Our front and back doors have oval windows and I have this cheapy looking curtain from wal mart that I hate and thought maybe I could knit something.

Anyone???

carollovesyarn
06-04-2006, 03:00 AM
I haven't, but I like homey things like this (need to get Mason-Dixon Knitting). I have seen patterns, but I can't remember if they were for knitting or crocheting - a lot of the pattern books have both.

My knitting instructor had crochet edging around her windows - not too fine of a yarn, but very pretty. I was thinking you could use just about any lacey pattern (like a lace scarf). I tried looking some up at knitting pattern central, but all I see are 'tidies' (http://www.knitting-and.com/homework/apple-leaf-tidy.htm) and this valence (http://www.freepatterns.com/fp_pdfs/Other/Knitting/lotus_lace_valance.pdf). Or if you need something non-lacey, you could just look at different stitch pattern textures (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/stitches.php), or even just do simple stockinette stripes.

oh wait , under miscellaneous (http://www.gallentine.org/Knitting/Doorcurtain.html)at knittingpattern central, (no picture).

I have some windows that need curtains, but they're big windows - I think it would be better for me to use fabric. Though a knitted border might look really neat...

You should try and knit some for your windows!

Carol

06-04-2006, 12:15 PM
Thanks Carol,

Those are great!!! I can't wait to try them. :D

Celine
06-04-2006, 02:54 PM
I admit I never thought of knitting a curtain but the one in the Mason Dixon book is sweet and looks easy enough to do. :XX:

knitwit
06-05-2006, 10:11 PM
I havent seen the Mason Dixon book so I'm not entirely sure what the curtain looks like. I ran across this valence via a newsletter - and thought you might find of interest. No pattern though - but it's made from Mohair. I'd love to see it in person!
http://www.abundantyarn.com/news/gallery/index.php?id=230

Old Knitter
06-06-2006, 08:43 AM
At first I didn't like the idea, but the more I think about it and the yarns available from homey type twines to delicate laces.........well, I'm enchanted now.

Holly

carollovesyarn
06-06-2006, 01:17 PM
I just found this site. The patterns sold are ePatterns (PDF files), but they look to be really detailed. One of them is a set of instructions for converting round lace doily patterns into squares (tablecloths, curtains, etc.) You can preview quite a bit in each. I've got this place bookmarked and I signed up for the newsletter group. These are like mini-books.

http://www.lulu.com/knittingpatterns

VictoiseC
06-07-2006, 11:57 AM
I just saw/heard one of the authors of the Mason Dixon book at my lys a couple weeks ago. Very nice lady. I actually started a very wierd curtain about a year ago that I never finished.... done up on big big needles and some cheap orange furry type stuff with yellow ribbon yarn if you can possible imagine that (no wonder I haven't finished it)

I'm definitely going to make a light lacy curtain for a small bathroom window. The light coming through should be pretty. Would love to make big long curtains but I doubt I'll ever get around to it with all the other stuff I'm making!

Stonington
06-07-2006, 01:15 PM
I was thinking of making one for the long window beside our front door... for decoration and privacy.. I have a crochet heart shaped dream catcher up now but would like to knit a lacey curtain. Thanks for the links and ideas! :cheering:

anne
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