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Old 02-07-2008, 11:12 AM   #11
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One thing I find that helps me with a chart...is color coding the symbols in the chart...that way I don't have to keep looking at the key...
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:41 AM   #12
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Thanks I will use that tip of colour coding. I still trying to figure out the stitches, have been watching videos on You Tube about Lace knitting. This will be a first for me, so will practice on some cheap yarn before I use the Malabrigo. Seems so delicate don't want to manhandle it to much.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:49 AM   #13
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Hey guys! This is my first shawl and my first big lace project. I have a question about the pattern in the Moonlight Sonata Shawl (pattern here)

Body of the shawl:
For the first R1 - R12 sequence, repeat *( )* 3 times. The edging sts and center stitch are in Bold print. Stitch counts are for successive repeats of R1 - R12.



How many times do I repeat *( )* for the subsequent repeats of the pattern?
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:00 PM   #14
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At the end of the 12 rows it has this note - "Repeat R1- R12 nine more times, or additional times for the desired length, working additional sts into pattern repeats as established." You work the new sts into the pattern by doing more repeats of what's between the ** according to how it fits the pattern. I think by the time you've done the 12 rows you should be able to figure it out.
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:03 AM   #15
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Here's what I've got so far with my Moonlight Sonata Shawl in Alpaca Sox



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Old 02-09-2008, 04:19 AM   #16
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That's really pretty, Rachel. I see that you put in some life lines, smart thinking!
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Thanks! I used Amy's tip about putting the life line yarn into the little tightening hole on my interchangeable needles. The life line goes in as I knit This method works well for me because I use two life lines. That way if I mess up on the row as I'm knitting the life line in, I still have a point I can frog back to.

I KNEW I would love lace knitting! It was really hard for me to get through that first 12 row lace pattern repeat; it took three and a half tries or so. Once I worked through it, though, I understand it a lot better and it's going fairly quickly now
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:17 PM   #18
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Shawl project
I've been working on Kathy's Clover-chain Shawl from "Wrapped in Comfort". The yarn I'm using is Meredith Bay from Patternworks in a lovely purple color. I've got quite a bit done on it, am now in the second repeat of the pattern (there are 28 rows in the chart and you repeat them twice). The bottom edge has 12 rows which are not charted like the Yoke and the Body are.
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I have never done any shawls. But I did do the BSJ that was on my list for last month. Its all sewn together and even has buttons on it.
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Hi everybody! I'm sorry about not being here in so long, and I haven't even started on my spiral shawl. I've been sick, I've had to help coordinate spiritual emphasis week at school, and I just haven't had time. It's been a very hectic month for me.
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