View Full Version : WIP: Simple Lace Top

04-19-2009, 11:35 AM
No rest for the wicked. From one project right to the next. This one is for my wife's cousin and dear friend Barbra.
From Creative Knitting Magazine May 2009 page 16.
I will be doing it in filati cervinia Genova color 1640.

04-19-2009, 11:59 AM
A beautiful design! The May 2009 has lots of nice lace projects, not too busy, not too complicated! I like that issue! Thanks for posting the source material!

Jan in CA
04-19-2009, 12:02 PM
That's very pretty! Looking forward to seeing yours!

04-20-2009, 12:45 PM
Yup, I love that pattern too! Can't wait to see how yours turns out!

04-20-2009, 02:22 PM
sure is pretty, can't wait to see your finished product

04-22-2009, 05:37 PM
Well, after working so many nice kx, px, patterns it's been a bit of an adjustment K2, p1, yo, k2tog, p1, k2.
I could find no easy way to tink this when my stitches got off :waah:
So it was :frog: more times than I care to count.
But it looks like I have a handle on it now. :happydance:

Jan in CA
04-22-2009, 05:48 PM
Lifeline. Use a lifeline and it'll be a sanity lifesaver!

Scroll down to fixing mistakes.

04-22-2009, 07:36 PM
Jan, you are a dream!:hug: Are you married? lol.
Thank you so much for throwing me a lifeline. This will be very useful in the future.

Jan in CA
04-22-2009, 08:22 PM
Jan, you are a dream!:hug: Are you married? lol.
Thank you so much for throwing me a lifeline. This will be very useful in the future.

:aww: Yep, married. Haha! :teehee:

And YES, a lifeline is a very, very useful! I used it with my first sweater which was only a top down roll neck pullover, but it was nice because I was a new knitter. For any type of lace it's extremely important. Unless you are the 1 in a gazillion who loves frogging and re-knitting your projects. :lol: BTW..it can be used for trying on sweaters, too. Just make it long enough so the fabric can stretch and remove the needles and try on! :thumbsup:

04-22-2009, 08:56 PM
Ooh, that's pretty!

04-23-2009, 11:44 AM
Thanks, hopefully mine will be too!

04-25-2009, 08:25 AM
yea, its o simple n weldone...i like the colour n design...thanks

04-25-2009, 05:09 PM
Here are a few pictures. This is the yarn I am using. I thought it would give you a better visual.
The odd strand is the 'life-line' Jan suggested. (thanks again Jan).

05-06-2009, 11:51 AM
Working away on this. I have one side finished. Here are some pics. I tried to show the lace with some close-up's.
This is pre-blocked. That will be the next step to boldly go where I have never been before.
Thanks to Suzeeq for the helpful link.
This article should explain it - www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/FEATdiyknitter.html (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/FEATdiyknitter.html)
The blocking board here is made based on the pattern from the above article.
I used quarter inch sound board (it doesn't have to be Homosite). It cost $12 for a 4' X 8' sheet. (Normally $20 but one edge was damaged so I got a discount).
The 'Y' chromosome is still working! :roflhard:

05-06-2009, 01:37 PM
Very Nice! I love the color! :muah: Lifelines are a must for lace patterns.