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Old 08-11-2006, 07:20 AM   #1
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Any help with Veil Stitch? or perhaps...
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Barbara G. Walker's Treasury of Knitting Stitches (the first of 3 volumes)? Her directions for Veil Stitch, on P. 165, seem clearer to me than the ones you used, and her illustration shows a much neater and more even result.
a scan of these directions?

I'd like to try it again with DK weight & size 17 needles, as that might more closely approximate going from crochet thread to size 8 needles...

Has anyone here tried this stitch?

I gave it a go last night with some worsted weight yarn & size 10 needles, and though I *do* get a very lacy open stitch, it doesn't look exactly like the picture on the pattern stitch page.

There just seem to be too many ways to interpret the instructions <sigh> again...I tried it two different ways already...

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 08-11-2006, 12:30 PM   #2
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Knitted lace tends to look pretty miserable until it's blocked.

Make a swatch of the veil stitch (if you haven't already),
dampen it thoroughly, pin the edges to a cushion, mattress or carpet and let it dry thoroughly. Really stretch it out. It should come out looking a whole lot better.

If you found the directions ambiguous, it sometimes helps to try another writer's version. I'd recommend Barbara G. Walker's Treasury of Knitting Stitches (the first of 3 volumes)? Her directions for Veil Stitch, on P. 165, seem clearer to me than the ones you used, and her illustration shows a much neater and more even result.
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Well,

I think I may've solved this, not sure.

With these instructions, I think I've basically figured out that you're making a "figure 8" with the yarn around the two needles. Anyone else wanna give it a try and see if you agree?

It's really kinda cool, and I think it would be a great stitch for a lacy-looking scarf.

A VERY cool site by the way...that I found by perusing the posts on this site...which is one of the BEST features of this site. So much knowledge & websurfing combined in one place

And I think I've just died & gone to heaven...knittingfool has 960pattern stitches on that site...that oughta keep me busy for quite awhile!


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