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Old 05-28-2009, 09:49 AM   #11
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YOu can get some great colour effects doing simple ribbed or knit/purl patterns using double stranded lace in different colours. you could keep one strand the same and change out the second, or use a solid with a varigated...

Or do one of the midless laces - such as the one that is (YO, k2tog, k2) repeat acrouss on EVERY ROW -

begin the row with a k3.

Make a great open lattic and looks good in stripes.
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:45 PM   #12
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I had the same dilemma recently, and performed a yarn marriage. I mated the laceweight yarn with a sport or dk weight yarn and the two married very nicely together! Check it out!
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:21 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by candicane View Post
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.
How many stitches did you cast on for this? It is very pretty. And I have some lace weight yarn that this might be just the thing for it.
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:50 PM   #14
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There are some easy lace patterns out there.
At first I wasn't comfortable with lace, but addicted.
Now I can knit lace no matter what, even when speaking to someone. It was just at first where I had to concentrate hard on the pattern.
After that, it became much easier. And somehow I'm addicted to lace. 4 out of 5 scarves/shawls I have on the needles are lace.
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:43 PM   #15
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The spring issue of Interweave Knits has a shrug/cardigan pattern called Whisper that's done with lace weight yarn. The same author has another pattern on Ravelry called Featherweight Cardigan. I'm working on the Featherweight one now. It's really simple, just a top-down raglan done in all stockinette stitch on 4.5 mm needles. It's a very simple pattern, but it'll be the perfect sweater to throw on for chilly summer evenings.
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