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Old 03-16-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
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Sylvia Harding Kicked my Butt!
Ok, so I have given up on the Hanging Garden Lace Stole.

I've done countless feather and fan, and even managed a Branching Out in MOHAIR but this thing, it's KILLING me.

I'm so sad.
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Old 03-16-2006, 04:53 PM   #2
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Oh, khewes, so sorry for you! :(

Did you try using a lifeline?

Tip, if it's not too late: ...If you've got Boye or Denise interchangeable needles, you can thread dental floss into the little hole at the base of the needle, and work in the lifeline as you knit. Nice and fast. (Lifeline is a strand you leave there as an aid if you need to frog, you can get the work back onto the needle by inserting the needle along the course of the lifeline.)
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Old 03-16-2006, 04:53 PM   #3
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I hate it when that happens!

From someone who has been there recently.

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Old 03-16-2006, 05:44 PM   #4
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I feel your frustration. I've put aside a fairly simple shrug pattern because I couldn't get passed about 5 inches on the sleeve. Knit 2 rows; rip 1. Amy's lifeline is good idea. The dental floss works great and if you don't have the interchangeables, it goes through your stitches really easily.

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Old 03-16-2006, 06:29 PM   #5
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That is so frustrating! I feel for you. Maybe just put it aside for a while. Sometimes you come back to it and just knit along like you never had a problem. That has happened to me before.
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Keep trying Khewes you'll get there. just breeeeeaaaathe

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Old 03-16-2006, 09:55 PM   #7
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Fine lace and beads? What's so hard? :rofling:

When you're ready to face it again, try making a small one--dishcloth size--just to practice the pattern. After a while, you'll get it! I have faith!
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:25 AM   #8
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Thanks for the sympathy everyone.

I wasn't even TRYING for the beads.


I think it may have something to do with the slipping of the stitches because by row 20, I have about five or six extra stitches on the needle.

I"ve marked the pattern repeats with stitch markers, used a lifeline, pulled out all of my tools and widgets and I think it's just got me beat.

for now

Anyway, I was knitting this for a friend, so I found another lace pattern that didn't give me hives, and I've already got one pattern repeat under my belt.


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