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Old 09-12-2011, 02:20 PM   #11
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I'm very new to knitting and have only completed one project so far (Gratification scarf). I'm currently working on another beginner scarf (just knit & purl stitches). I love your shawl and will look for this pattern - thanks for the inspiration!! Marilyn
Marilyn, don't just look. Get the pattern and try it. Everything in knitting uses knits and purls. Just because it looks fancy doesn't mean you can't do it.

If it boggles your mind you have all sorts of experts on KH to help you. Beyond that, if you decide something is a little past your skills what have you lost? A little time and a need to find another use for your yarn. I think you'll find you can do lots more when you jump right in and test the waters. Good luck.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:44 PM   #12
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Auburnchick, You got it! That's what knitting and life is about.

Kudos on absolutely astonishing work! Jean
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Originally Posted by wellslipmystitches View Post
Marilyn, don't just look. Get the pattern and try it. Everything in knitting uses knits and purls. Just because it looks fancy doesn't mean you can't do it.

If it boggles your mind you have all sorts of experts on KH to help you. Beyond that, if you decide something is a little past your skills what have you lost? A little time and a need to find another use for your yarn. I think you'll find you can do lots more when you jump right in and test the waters. Good luck.
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This is GREAT advice, Jean! Lace knitting is so much fun...so much more interesting than plain old stockinette stitch!! KH is such a wonderful place to get help too! I would never be knitting these projects if it had not been for the help of everyone here!
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:01 AM   #14
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Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! LOVE the color and the stitch pattern!! Will definitely check out this pattern!
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That's beautiful.
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That is such a beautiful work of art you did.
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Wow. That is absolutely gorgeous! And RED~ my favorite color!! I think I may have to try this (although I am not sure I believe the "easy" part, lol!).
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Beautiful job. I'm working on a shetland shawl myself. I hope it comes out as well as yours did.
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This looks gorgeous - well done!

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Originally Posted by Jaxhil View Post
Wow. That is absolutely gorgeous! And RED~ my favorite color!! I think I may have to try this (although I am not sure I believe the "easy" part, lol!).
Trust me. I wouldn't say it was easy if it wasn't. I've done much more difficult lace.
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