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artistatlarge101
07-11-2010, 06:10 PM
This is my 4th project....after I get to the 5th project I'll stop counting....hopefully by then I will be doing better....

This is my 1st intermediate and 1st lace project. I had a hard time with the lace.....had tried to do this lace pattern before (in between my 2nd and 3rd project)and finally gave up and set it aside. I still found I had lots of trouble with it until I figured out how I could control it. I froged it several times but refused to give up again. Finally I figured if I marked every 10 sts (which is the repeat) and then after I did the 10 sts I checked them to make sure they were correct. The key for me was knowing exactly what all the different sts looked like when completed. I didn't want to use a life line... tried that the 1st time it just confused me more. The rest of the back was no problem to do but I am still having HUGE difficulty with uneven sts. I knit Continental style. I don't give up but it is discouraging.

Thanks to all of you who have helped me......I am so glad I found this forum.......:heart:

Happy knitting.....:knitting:

WandaT
07-12-2010, 10:19 AM
It's beautiful!!! Great job!

Jan in CA
07-12-2010, 10:54 AM
It's beautiful! :inlove:

ArtLady1981
07-12-2010, 11:07 AM
OH WOW!!! It is beautiful! I'd love to know where that pattern can be found!!!

I had a hard time with lace myself. I had to use lifelines, but here's what I did so that the lifelines weren't confusing: I installed a lifeline on the very last row of each repeat. Base Camp One. This was usually a WS resting row, no yarn overs, etc. Just knit the knits and purl the purls.

And, I left them all IN PLACE til the dern scarf was done!
(Branching Out).

I've never gone so far into Laceland as a lace shawl...or a lace pattern that is "worked" on both RS and WS. I'm in total awe of those who create and knit such lovely things!

kmaclean
07-12-2010, 01:25 PM
Great job! You should be proud of being able to conquer something this difficult as your 5th project ... congratulations! :cheering:

The best part is that you were able to come up with a system that worked for you and enabled you to complete the project even though parts of it were giving you trouble ... trust me, that's an invaluable knitting skill!

And don't worry about the uneven stitches (although i didn't really see that in the picture!) you'll only get better with time and practice!

Be sure to post more pictures when you've finished ... it looks like a beautiful pattern and I can't wait to see the finished product!

artistatlarge101
07-12-2010, 05:15 PM
Thanks to all of you who commented. It is really nice to have the support.

I can't help but worry about the uneven sts. As hard as I try I can't seem to make them better......Thanks to Jan in CA and a site she had posted some time ago......I found last night that the purl sts are the trouble makers for me....... going to pay a lot more attention to them in the future. The uneven sts really starting to get on my last nerve.

Hey Artlady.....hope you had a great vacation!

The pattern is in the "Love of Knitting" magazine. Spring 2010
Breezy V-Neck pullover. It has lace 3/4 sleeves...... I am thinking of trying to change the sleeves to long and maybe Stockinette or the center rib (k3,p2) sts. This may be crazy but I can always frog if necessary.....heaven knows I am an expert at that. I am not worried about the lace part just think it would look better with one of the other sts.

I also think the lace patterns are beautiful......I have enough trouble putting one foot in front of the other without trying to do a total lace pattern.

Happy knitting! :knitting:

ArtLady1981
07-12-2010, 05:21 PM
I found the pattern (Breezy V-Neck) (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/breezy-v-neck-pullover) in the Ravelry patterns!
Yay! There are just 2 FO's. One lady did hers in the round and no sleeves!

They really have some cute designs (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/fons--porters-love-of-knitting-spring-2010/patterns) in that magazine!

artistatlarge101
07-12-2010, 06:00 PM
So glad you found it on ravelry. I will try to remember to post the pattern in the future.

Yes....I like the magazine. My daughter bought it for me and considering she does not knit.....she did good!