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Old 05-03-2011, 07:29 PM   #1
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Two WIP
Here are a few pictures of my very first knitted lace project:

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This yarn is a wool/acrylic blend, which is good for me since straight wool makes me itchy itchy itchy! It's called Country by Naturally Caron.

This has been a great little pattern--especially for people like me who thrive on instant gratification (as in, "Oh, boy! I just finished another row in less than 30 seconds!"). Here's a link to the pattern: http://www.krazyawesome.com/knitmons...ves-scarf.html

Obviously mine isn't finished yet, so not blocked yet and not looking like the original yet either.

The second work in progress is a lace shirt from a Doris Chan pattern. This is a fitted shirt and will have a broomstick lace collar (if all goes as planned).

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Old 05-03-2011, 09:50 PM   #2
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Oh how wonderful! The Easy Leaves scarf is just beautiful! I must put that one on my "to do" list!!! Great work!

The lace shirt is gonna be another brilliant work of art!
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Your work is lovely and the colors are grand. I can't wait to see the finished pieces. Thanks for the link to the scarf pattern.
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I forgot to mention that the second WIP is crocheted (just in case anyone was wondering).
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
Oh how wonderful! The Easy Leaves scarf is just beautiful! I must put that one on my "to do" list!!! Great work!

The lace shirt is gonna be another brilliant work of art!
Very nice! Going on my to-do list as well!
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Love it!....was it difficult?
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Love it!....was it difficult?
I'm not sure which one you're talking about, so I'll briefly discuss them both. The scarf is very easy. I'm a newbie lace knitter, so if I can do it, anyone can (I think). It's only 21 stitches per row and for purl rows, you always k2 at either end and purl all the ones in the middle. Also, this pattern has a very distinct stitch in every knit row--the double decrease (see pattern for specifics), so I've been kinda using it as a marker within the row, which really helps me keep my place.

As for the crocheted fitted shirt, it has been fairly easy, too. It's worked in the round from the yoke down using variations of one shell stitch. So far, it has progressed rather quickly with very few errors on my part. It's from Doris Chan's book Crochet Lace Innovations.

Thanks for looking and happy creating to you!
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Ooo very pretty! Love the color of the scarf!
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They are lovely and doesn't lace get under your skin?
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They are lovely and doesn't lace get under your skin?
Thanks! Right now I have a love-hate relationship with lace. It's gorgeous when all is going right, and it's positively horrible when something goes awry.

Shortly after I posted this picture of the scarf, I messed up on it, and now I've got a big problem since I'm not very good at finding my place once I rip something out in knitting!

And the shirt isn't going so well either. I've not been able to master broomstick lace for the collar, so I'm thinking I'll have to come up with an alternative!

SIGH!
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