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Old 10-22-2007, 07:03 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about knitting some lace up gauntlets. I'm not very familiar w/yo......but I am more so now. Nah...it wasn't THAT bad....but I tried to do it w/bulky yarn. Oh well, I didn't have anything lighter that wasn't already spoken for!!! Ok, so anywho...I've got the k1, yo, k2tog down....I figured I'd use it to create holes with which to lace up the gauntlets. That worked just fine.....but I was thinking that I'm knitting these for teenagers and young women.....they'll want something lacey and sexy. I thought I'd inject a little more lacework into the entire piece...but I can't find a stitch pattern that allows for large enough holes. All the lace patterns I found were for some pretty small stuff. I was looking for some sort of diamond pattern that allows the skin to be seen thru the piece.....then I could also lace them up thru the holes. I dunno, I'm BRAINDEAD and my butt's SORE from sitting on the computer for 3 hours looking at stitch patterns!!!!!

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Old 10-22-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
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What about a modification of this pattern. It would probably have to be knit a bit more stout, but otherwise might lend itself to what you want to do.

But then I haven't done any lace.

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTmuir.html
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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
What about a modification of this pattern. It would probably have to be knit a bit more stout, but otherwise might lend itself to what you want to do.

But then I haven't done any lace.

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTmuir.html
That's exactly the look that I'm going for....something nice and holey...(for lack of a better term.) I think that might be a bit advanced for me, but it IS gorgeous! I stumbled upon a stitch pattern for a "simple garter lace stitch"....I think i'm gonna go knit a swatch and see how that looks. Wonder how it's gonna look on DK weight.... Oh well, well find out.

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Another thing you can do to control the size of the holes in the lace work is to use larger or smaller needles.
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Originally Posted by Mariblue View Post
Another thing you can do to control the size of the holes in the lace work is to use larger or smaller needles.
Yea...I was thinking about doing that if I couldn't find any other way. The only thing I'm worried about is that I don't work arm warmers flat, I knit them in the round and the largest double point I've ever seen is an 11....don't know if that'll be big enough.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:41 PM   #6
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You can make your own needles! Amy has a great video here, just scroll down to find it.
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To get a larger hole, you can try doing a double yarn-over. Instead of wrapping the yarn around the needle once, you wrap it twice. In the next row, when you get to the yarn-over, you knit into the first loop and purl into the second. Makes a nice big hole. I'm using it in the lace scarf I'm knitting right now (in fact, I just put it down to type this!).
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Originally Posted by Wahlee View Post
To get a larger hole, you can try doing a double yarn-over. Instead of wrapping the yarn around the needle once, you wrap it twice. In the next row, when you get to the yarn-over, you knit into the first loop and purl into the second. Makes a nice big hole. I'm using it in the lace scarf I'm knitting right now (in fact, I just put it down to type this!).
I was wondering if you could do that, but I couldn't find anything on the net about it! Thanks....that's good to know!!!
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I was wondering if you could do that, but I couldn't find anything on the net about it! Thanks....that's good to know!!!
Yup! Although I should warn you-- because it's a double yarn-over and therefore a double increase, you need to do a double decrease to keep the stitch count the same. So you'd knit 1, k2tog, double yo, then k2tog again. Or SSK, if you're trying to mirror the decreases.
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Originally Posted by Wahlee View Post
Yup! Although I should warn you-- because it's a double yarn-over and therefore a double increase, you need to do a double decrease to keep the stitch count the same. So you'd knit 1, k2tog, double yo, then k2tog again. Or SSK, if you're trying to mirror the decreases.

Ahhhh....thank you, I would've just gone on the same ole way and had one weird looking piece!!!
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