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Old 08-07-2011, 01:15 PM   #1
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Lace pattern question
Hi! It has literally been forever that I have posted here. However, I am happy to know that if I have a problem, I can always come here for help.
So my question is this:
I'm working on a rectangular lace shawl. The instructions say to work from one end half way, and repeat for the other end, then graft the two pieces together in the middle. I understand how and why this is done.
But is there any reason I cant just stop halfway, then work the chart backward and continue on toward the other end, thus removing the need to graft?
TIA for any insights.

ETA: the only stitches this pattern uses are k, p, yo, k2tog, k2tog-bl, and sl2-k1-p2sso.
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:30 PM   #2
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Yes, there's a reason. With lace you can't readily substitute the decs for incs, so working it upside down just doesn't quite work nor will it look the same. You can CO a sample of just the sts used in the pattern repeat and try it.
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Ok. Kind of what I thought. I just hate grafting. LOL. Thanks for your help. Have a great day!
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You could do a 3 needle BO instead. Would make a kind of seam, but may not be too noticeable if you keep it really loose.
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Thanks. That sounds like a great idea!
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