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03-24-2008, 10:08 AM
i have tried knitting lace and failed many times
reason being i get confused with so many rows of different
now i figure if i try with a scarf
i might be successful
does anyone know of an easy lace pattern
for my little brain

03-24-2008, 10:17 AM
I"m not much of a lace knitter, so I can't really help with a pattern for you. I did notice a couple other topics here near the top that lsit several lace scarfs so maybe one of them will work for you.

But I do have a tip you may find helpful in keeping track of what row you are on. Sometimes I'll write out each row in a separate index card, labeled as Row 1, Row 2, etc. Then as I finish each row I flip the top card to the bottom and the next wor is there.

03-24-2008, 10:22 AM
An easy one is the Feather and Fan pattern - there's only one pattern row, the others are knit or purl.

Here's a couple links -

03-29-2008, 06:18 PM
Sylvia, Anytime I have a pattern that indicates do whatever, so many times, I just make marks for the number of times on paper and cross it off each time I do it. Before long you'll know the pattern and wonder what was so hard about it. It's not always easy to count rows and repeats, 'specially lacy ones and one does get interrupted sometimes. Keeping track is what gets everybody messed up counting at times like when you have toddlers hanging on your arm crying Mommy, Mommy! Jimmy just put pudding in my hair! Try again. You can do it. Jean

03-29-2008, 07:17 PM
I'm trying the branching out by knitty. http://www.knitty.com/issuespring05/PATTbranchingout.html
It doesn't look too difficult other than that pesky deal of keeping track of the rows.

04-21-2008, 11:57 AM
been sick with a flu for a month
i am late in thanking everyone for your help
i am going to try feather and fan shawl
thanks again