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SBG
05-28-2008, 02:43 PM
I haven't knitted lace before. I need some ideas, either something medium sized with multiple colors, or small things I can make with individual hanks. What should I do? :)

mwhite
05-28-2008, 03:09 PM
There are some gorgeous shawl patterns!!! You will love doing lace!

Plantgoddess+
05-28-2008, 03:41 PM
Here's a link to a site with a listing of over 300 shawl patterns sorted by amount of yarn needed. Not all are free patterns but a good amount are.
http://simpleknits.blogspot.com/2007/08/296-triangle-shawl-patterns.html

mwhite
05-28-2008, 04:11 PM
:muah: Thanks for this WONDERFUL link, Plantgoddess!!! :hug:

feministmama
05-28-2008, 06:01 PM
cool link! So how much yarn did you get? Let's see some p0rn!

SBG
05-29-2008, 09:03 AM
I got the sunset lace sampler. It's so soft!
http://www.knitpicks.com/images/regular/40053.jpg

MAmaDawn
05-29-2008, 10:03 AM
I ordered that too... with other yarn too.... got just over $50 worth! And much of it was just like 2 dollars a hank or ball! :woot: Can't wait for it to get here!

SBG
05-29-2008, 02:14 PM
They get me with the free shipping over $50 every time! Even if I only need a couple of things, I figure I might as well not "waste" money paying for shipping.

I just got one hank rolled into a ball after much agony and tangling! I found a scarf I liked but my gauge off. It should be 7 stitches per inch (actually 28 stitches per 4 inches, but I was too lazy to do that much) and it's 9 per inch. I wonder how much difference that would make in a scarf.

gargoyle08
05-29-2008, 05:17 PM
Ok, I got serious yarn envy now... I have been looking at this very sampler ever since they put it up for sale.

Good for you!!!

dreamsherl
05-29-2008, 05:35 PM
How abot some lace scarves?

mwhite
05-29-2008, 06:21 PM
Ok, I got serious yarn envy now... I have been looking at this very sampler ever since they put it up for sale.

Good for you!!!

Me, three and everytime I get a post notification on this thread or see it on the forum page, mouth drools, lips quiver....fingers get itchy and heart starts pounding :teehee: I think I heard my needles :cheering: , too! LOL!

suzeeq
05-29-2008, 09:36 PM
It should be 7 stitches per inch (actually 28 stitches per 4 inches, but I was too lazy to do that much) and it's 9 per inch. I wonder how much difference that would make in a scarf.

Over say 40 stitches, that would be a couple inches. Try larger needles.

SBG
05-30-2008, 09:11 AM
This is the scarf I want to knit:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATThalcyon.html

I knit pretty tightly, and the gauge was off on the 2s. I don't have any 3s and now that I have Options needles it hurts me to spend even $3 on aluminum, but I'm going to get some 3s today and try that. It's not a very thick scarf so a couple of inches would definitely make a difference!

MAmaDawn
05-30-2008, 11:17 AM
That's really pretty.

I have question about that... how do you keep the ribbon from unraveling after you cut it?

dreamsherl
05-30-2008, 11:37 AM
That's really pretty.

I have question about that... how do you keep the ribbon from unraveling after you cut it?
I use a bit of fray check. You can find it at the fabric store.

http://www.dritz.com/new/spotlight/images/2004-06_fraycheck.jpg

MAmaDawn
05-30-2008, 11:44 AM
I use a bit of fray check. You can find it at the fabric store.

http://www.dritz.com/new/spotlight/images/2004-06_fraycheck.jpg

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!! I have avoided a lot of project because I didn't know what to do except sew it and weaving in ends is enough sewing for me.... :teehee:

SBG
05-30-2008, 05:51 PM
Cool, more info for me. I hadn't even though that far ahead yet. I haven't done anything w/ ribbon before.

Janiegirl
05-31-2008, 07:45 PM
Every time I see an ad for the lace samplers, this Spectrum Scarf comes to mind.
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/patterns/archive/2008/04/23/spectrum-scarf.aspx

I don't know if the gauge would be right, but...it's a scarf...gauge doesn't matter all that much :happydance: