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Old 12-06-2005, 03:51 PM   #1
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Need a Crocheted Edging for Shawl
I am trying NOT to rip my hair out right now. I need to find a "lace" edging to put on the Pie Are Square Shawl I made for my Mom. I've been working on a knitted edging from one of Nicky Epstein's books, but I'm not happy with it. It looks ok, but it's going to take forever to knit the 35,000 feet that I need.

So, I think I would like to try a simple crochet edging, perhaps something scalloped??? I'm open to suggestions. It just needs to be quick and easy.

Any ideas???? Please???!!!
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Old 12-06-2005, 04:08 PM   #2
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Let's see a pic of the shawl, Jul....
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Old 12-06-2005, 04:37 PM   #3
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Here's a pretty easy but pretty scallop edging (I think I remember what the pi shawl looks like--it's the round one, right?).
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In some stitch on the edge which will be the beginning of the round, Attach yarn with sl st. Chain 5 (counts as first treble and ch-1). In same stitch, (Treble, ch1) four more times, then end with treble in the same stitch (6 trebles and 5 ch-1 spaces).

Skip about an inch on the edge (whatever interval makes the edging not curly and too full) and (Treble, ch 1) 5 times in that stitch, then treble once (6 trebles, 5 ch-1 spaces).

Repeat this all the way around. When you get back around to the first scallop, sl st in 4th chain of the original chain-5 and you're done. Cut it and weave it in.
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Originally Posted by KellyK
Let's see a pic of the shawl, Jul....
OK, Kelly, you asked for it. I would just like to say ahead of time, that I am *not* happy with how this turned out. It has been a torturous project, and I don't expect I'll take on anything like this again for a very long time. I can't believe that KnitPicks recommendeda lace-weight yarn for something like this.

I bound off too tightly to begin with, and in trying to correct that, I ended up binding off too loosely, as you can see on the left side of the photo. For reference, this is shown blocking on my DD's kid-sized sleeping bag.
And now that I'm done whining about this. Here is the picture:

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Originally Posted by Yvonne
Here's a pretty easy but pretty scallop edging (I think I remember what the pi shawl looks like--it's the round one, right?).
Anyway:

In some stitch on the edge which will be the beginning of the round, Attach yarn with sl st. Chain 5 (counts as first treble and ch-1). In same stitch, (Treble, ch1) four more times, then end with treble in the same stitch (6 trebles and 5 ch-1 spaces).

Skip about an inch on the edge (whatever interval makes the edging not curly and too full) and (Treble, ch 1) 5 times in that stitch, then treble once (6 trebles, 5 ch-1 spaces).

Repeat this all the way around. When you get back around to the first scallop, sl st in 4th chain of the original chain-5 and you're done. Cut it and weave it in.
Yvonne --

Thank you! I am not a crocheter, so I have a few questions for you. First of all, what size crochet hook would be appropriate for lace-weight yarn. Secondly, I'm assuming that by "treble" you mean "trip crochet?" I have a "Learn to Crochet" book here. So, I think I can figure this out. It's been a long time since I've tried to crochet -- way back when Grandma taught me.
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Regarding what size crochet hook, make it comparable to what size knitting needle you used. For instance, if you used a size 5 knitting needle, then use an E crochet hook. If size 6 needle, then F crochet hook. If size 7, a G hook, or fir a size 8 needle, then an H crochet hook. If smaller than a size 5 knitting needle was used, I would say a D crochet hook.

A treble is the one in your book where you yarn over the hook twice before pulling any stitches through. Yes, they might call it a triple, which is another name for it.
Holler if you need more help.
By the way, now that i saw the picture, space your scallops such that you have a scallop on the edge wherever the shawl has a "corner." Just eyeball it as you get near a corner and adjust your spacing accordingly.
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Thanks again, Yvonne! I've also found a border that looks a little like the sawtooth border that E. Zimmerman has on her original one. I'll try out that and this one and see which one seems to go easier. Unfortunately, that will have to be later, 'cause we have a Christmas party to get to.

"It's alvays somet'ing." (As my dear old Swedish grandma used to say!)
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What about this:
http://tiajudy.com/scallopedge.htm

Or just the bottom part of this:
http://www.scknitting.com/winter2005...erry-lace.html

Or, OOH! Look at all these:
http://www.knitting-and.com/photos/gallery/lacepatterns
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I know a nifty little saw tooth edge.
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Old 12-06-2005, 07:16 PM   #10
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That's what Im thinking it needs too, Ingy.....something pointy.
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