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Beee
06-27-2006, 12:39 PM
Hello everybody!

My name is Beee and I am a fairly new knitter :) (learned in Feb 06)

Since a few weeks, I am mesmerized by lace...
I knitted two feather and fan shawls; one with Bleu Heron Rayon Metallic and the other one with Artyarns Silk Rapsody.

My third Lace Project was Double Dayflower with Noro Silk Garden.

I am ready to knit lace with a lighter weight and purchased some variegated Koigu (deep whine color).

However, I am afraid that the lace pattern will dissappear in the variegated colorway of this Koigu yarn.

My question to you is how do you feel about knitting lace with variegated color yarn?

And do you know of a lace pattern for beginners that will fit well with the variegated Koigu yarn? Flower Basket shawl? Leaf Lace shawl?

Thank you so much in advance and pleased to meet you!
Beee

Shandeh
06-27-2006, 12:43 PM
:waving: Hello and welcome!

I'm still learning to knit lace myself, so I can't offer any advice. I just wanted to welcome you to the group. :D

knitqueen
06-27-2006, 12:46 PM
I love lace too!!! How about this shawl?
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html

My feeling about lace and variagated yarns....I think it's fabulous! Sometimes the variagated colours show off the lace pattern even more, as long as the colourway isn't too crazy and busy. I don't do shawls, but I do make socks and I love lace socks. I won't make lace socks out of self-striping yarn or faux fair isle yarn because the lace pattern would get lost in the pattern of the yarn, but a lightly variagated/non-striping yarn looks great with lace.

Welcome, and good luck!! :waving:

Oh, here's another shawl that's lovely and fairly basic:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTcozy.html

knitqueen
06-27-2006, 12:46 PM
Which Koigu yarn are you using????

Beee
06-27-2006, 12:55 PM
(Beee rushes off to her yarnstash to check which Koigu)

On the label it says: Koigu KPPPM and the dye lot is handwritten...
I bought 8 skeins and they make me think of a basket full of ripe whine plums :heart: ...

Thanks for the welcome and advice you guys!!!!

Beee

mulene
06-27-2006, 12:56 PM
welcome to KH =D :waving:

Limey
06-27-2006, 01:44 PM
Hi Beee

Just a quick hello and welcome to knutters, oops knitters and knatter. I've just taken a few minutes away from my vice and pliers to say I think it's great that you've been able to get to lace so quickly after only taking up the cudgels a few months ago - so, well done, that lass!

Next week, I'll have a look for lace patterns suitable for new knitters but really if you've got on well with fan n feather, nothing should be too much of a problem for you. :cheering: :cheering:

Best Wishes

Limey :thumbsup:

rebecca
06-27-2006, 02:44 PM
:waving: Welcome to KH!!!

Beee
06-27-2006, 06:29 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome, I am excited abou this forum!

You guys are awesome :happydance:

Beee

dustinac
06-27-2006, 09:16 PM
:cheering: Welcome to the forum!! I love the lace looks too I haven't done very much though... I have a pattern for a shawl I wanna start.. once I get some needles free :lol:

sandrasingh
06-28-2006, 06:09 AM
Welcome! I must say I'm impressed you jumped right into lace! There are so many stole, shawl and wrap pattern out there. Take a look at these.

https://id306.securedata.net/sandrasingh.com/merchantmanager/index.php?cPath=76_336