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Old 05-26-2009, 09:29 PM   #1
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Lace yarn - no lace patterns
What can I do with my lace weight yarn that doesn't involve lace or socks??? Should I try blending it with another yarn and do some scarves. I don't have the time or patience to do either lace work or socks with 3 precious little ones running around. :-)
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:57 PM   #2
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Sure, you could team it up with a nice complementary yarn. Play with it and see what colors look best together.
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You could knit it on bigger needles, so you have an airier fabric.
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I would make scarves with it, or a simple, rectangular shawl, maybe using bigger needles as suggested above. If it is too flimsy, pairing it with another yarn would be just great.

I am currently addicted to knitting the Yarn Harlot's scarf. I also did a scarf knitted longways, using a long circular needle. There are 4 dift yarns in this one. Not lacey, but will give you an idea. I like short scarves, but this could be made longer.



Let us know what you decide to do!
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:31 AM   #5
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There are some simple lace scarves out there that you could try - I think the Airy Scarf in Last Minute Knitted Gifts is nice.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:26 AM   #6
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You could even double it for a fingering weight and make baby sweaters.
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Originally Posted by Woodi View Post
I would make scarves with it, or a simple, rectangular shawl, maybe using bigger needles as suggested above. If it is too flimsy, pairing it with another yarn would be just great.

I am currently addicted to knitting the Yarn Harlot's scarf. I also did a scarf knitted longways, using a long circular needle. There are 4 dift yarns in this one. Not lacey, but will give you an idea. I like short scarves, but this could be made longer.



Let us know what you decide to do!
do you have a pattern for this?? It's beautiful!!
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I am using this laceweight on size 9 needles (single stranded) to make a large rectangular stole. It is knit in linen stitch which produces a firm fabric. Knit it on 9s and it is a soft flexible and pretty fabric. Linen stitch is a very easy stitch to do.
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You could even double it for a fingering weight and make baby sweaters.
That's not a bad idea at all :-)
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Thanks for the compliment, Amberof2. It's just plain knitting, switching the yarns whenever I felt like it.

So: cast on to the length you want it to be, knit every row, switching yarns as you like. When I got to the middle, I made the other side symmetrical. That's it!
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