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mwhite
07-07-2008, 09:47 AM
Done in a 3/2 Mercerized Cotton- Willow Green, used Size 6(US) needles and measures 48" in diameter! This was fun to knit! :knitting:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3188/2644783068_561d419d09.jpg

sue in canada
07-07-2008, 10:04 AM
That is beautiful Mary. Great work and such a pretty colour.

The.Knitter
07-07-2008, 10:16 AM
Oh Mary, that is so beautiful!!! Great job.

ritaw
07-07-2008, 10:44 AM
WOW!!! Stunning as always Mary . I love it :)

domiknitrix
07-07-2008, 10:58 AM
WOW!!!! Mary that is so gorgeous!

GirlChris
07-07-2008, 11:07 AM
I love love love it. The color is perfect for my house. LOL

Jan in CA
07-07-2008, 12:06 PM
Wow, that is beautiful!!

Debkcs
07-07-2008, 12:10 PM
Mary, you are one of the amazing knitters here! That is one truly beautiful piece of art, and I love the color!

Did it take you very long?

Karina
07-07-2008, 12:11 PM
That is so beautiful, I just love it. I will have to get that on my needles very soon.

1to1
07-07-2008, 02:38 PM
Your Alita turned out beautiful. I really need to get back to mine.

auntcrafty
07-07-2008, 02:56 PM
Oooo ~ very nice!

Slim
07-07-2008, 03:44 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Great color and lovely work.

knitgal
07-07-2008, 04:52 PM
Wow, gorgeous Mary- that is incredible work.

scout52
07-07-2008, 05:43 PM
WOW!! that is beautiful!! great work!!

mwhite
07-07-2008, 06:17 PM
I love love love it. The color is perfect for my house. LOL

LOL! For mine, too! I love that color anyway! You're welcome to borrow it at any time! :muah:

mwhite
07-07-2008, 06:22 PM
Mary, you are one of the amazing knitters here! That is one truly beautiful piece of art, and I love the color!

Did it take you very long?

:muah: :hug: It took about a week if you just add up the hours, knitting some and the lost hours of pick up and put down. Actually, they don't take very long when you're on the smaller part...what takes time is doing the rounds on the outside with all the hundreds of sts on the needle. It takes alot of "stick-to-it-tiveness" and you'd really be surprised at how simple these really are. I really love doing them because you pretty much do only knit sts and using circulars, they're continuous. You ought to try one of them!

mwhite
07-07-2008, 06:23 PM
Your Alita turned out beautiful. I really need to get back to mine.

There is alot of stockinette and it can get boring but in the end, well worth any boredom!

GinnyG
07-07-2008, 06:40 PM
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nakia
07-07-2008, 09:15 PM
WOW!!!!! THAT IS SO BEAUTIFUL WOW!!!!!!

Jen17
07-07-2008, 09:59 PM
Wow! That is just gorgeous! Great job Mary!

Jen17
07-07-2008, 10:11 PM
Hi Mary,
I just sent you another post about how I think your tablecloth is gorgeous, but I forgot to ask you something...what is an Alita? Is it a special type of tablecloth or is it the lace pattern? Just wondering how it got its name. Also is it knit from the center out on dpn's and then switch to circulars?
Thanks,
Jen

mwhite
07-07-2008, 10:26 PM
Hi Mary,
I just sent you another post about how I think your tablecloth is gorgeous, but I forgot to ask you something...what is an Alita? Is it a special type of tablecloth or is it the lace pattern? Just wondering how it got its name. Also is it knit from the center out on dpn's and then switch to circulars?
Thanks,
Jen

Thanks, Jen! I'm not sure about the name...Alita. I'm thinking the pattern is Danish or Swedish and it may mean something in that language. The name of the pattern is "Alita" and it is knit from the center out on DPNs/Circulars. There are tons of free patterns at Yarnover.net, including this one:

http://yarnover.net/patterns/doilies/kunststrik/index.html

They are all free and Alita was originally designed by Erna Andersen. I'd love to know more of the history but am just enjoying the knits!

Maybe someone on KH, who's familiar with the history will fill us in!

Dimpledapple
07-08-2008, 02:38 AM
Simply beautiful!! :inlove:

Jen17
07-08-2008, 10:16 PM
Thanks, Jen! I'm not sure about the name...Alita. I'm thinking the pattern is Danish or Swedish and it may mean something in that language. The name of the pattern is "Alita" and it is knit from the center out on DPNs/Circulars. There are tons of free patterns at Yarnover.net, including this one:

http://yarnover.net/patterns/doilies/kunststrik/index.html

They are all free and Alita was originally designed by Erna Andersen. I'd love to know more of the history but am just enjoying the knits!

Maybe someone on KH, who's familiar with the history will fill us in!

Thank you for the information! I would love to hear from anyone who knows more...I googled it, but didn't get far!
Jen

Hygiene Mama
07-09-2008, 07:05 AM
That is beautiful! :cheering:

mks22300
07-09-2008, 11:15 AM
Beautiful!

dustinac
07-10-2008, 08:58 AM
:inlove: ohh that is soo pretty!!

Ronda
07-11-2008, 09:22 AM
Gorgeous!

WandaT
07-14-2008, 09:28 AM
How beautiful!! I can't imagine knitting anything this intricate.

dmknits
07-22-2008, 01:13 PM
Very pretty!

astonh
07-22-2008, 01:29 PM
:shock: :passedout: BEAUTIFUL work!

ArtLady1981
07-25-2008, 03:45 AM
Oh sigh. Such beauty, such elegance! I wish I had the nerve to try to knit something so wonderful!

MerigoldinWA
07-27-2008, 04:25 PM
Mary that is gorgeous. Green is my favorite color. It is interesting how the shade of green looks different in some of the sections. It may not do that except on a computer screen, but it is neat. That center looks like a huge dahlia. I love the whole thing.

cam90066
07-27-2008, 06:42 PM
Another fan of green here! So pretty! Other than some doilies years ago that's about as close as I've gotten to anything like your tablecloth. Along with ArtLady, I've yet to get the nerve to tackle something on that scale. I've wandered thru projects on Rav when I feel the urge ...but it passes quickly. :lol:

cam

mwhite
07-27-2008, 06:50 PM
Mary that is gorgeous. Green is my favorite color. It is interesting how the shade of green looks different in some of the sections. It may not do that except on a computer screen, but it is neat. That center looks like a huge dahlia. I love the whole thing.

I'm sure that the shading is caused by changing directions in grain, as in velvet fabric...called nap which gives any fabric shading at different angles. The thread has a light sheen as well! I love green, too!

Puddinpop
07-29-2008, 11:04 PM
Amazing!:muah:

Jaxhil
07-30-2008, 09:26 AM
Wow, that's *amazing!* And I had to lol when you said it was fun~it looks HARD to me! :teehee:

mwhite
07-30-2008, 09:32 AM
What's nice is that it's done on circulars....continous knit side knitting! You could do it!