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Old 06-22-2008, 09:33 PM   #271
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This is progress so far today. There are 420 sts on my needles and I'm on round 64 of my modified pattern (round 70 of the original pattern).



My modified pattern has 12 petals and there are 12 repeats on each round. I have changed the plain knit round from 4 to 3 plain knit rounds and the hips that I had on my first Hemlock are not there. I pulled in to exclude 2 of the petal formations with my hands, thinking that maybe I could have just done 10 but the hips came out. I do think 12 is the solution but will know for sure as I move on.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:09 AM   #272
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it's laying flat and you haven't even blocked it yet!! Very nice. How many rounds are you going to go?
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:48 PM   #273
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Well, when you take off the extra, 4th plain knit, that cuts down the extended pattern considerably. With the removal of the 4th round, even the extended pattern(to round 147) is cut down to 127 rounds. And when you're doing the 12 repeats, it adds to the radius alot quicker so it will really depend on how it looks as I progress. The 127th round has...dare I say it outloud??? 1,188 sts. Now, that huge amount of stitches may make it flouncy and I just want it to lay flat so it can be blocked. The Old Shale Tablecloth has "Feather and Fan" patterning and I've been comparing, as I progress, with that. I'm just now starting to exceed the stitch counts on the Shale pattern. I may have to change course, mimick the Shale pattern and end up with 24 points/scallops. And my intention in the long run is to have a nice tablecloth pattern. SOOOOO, I've ordered a set of 60" circulars. I'll use them on other projects so not wasted just on this piece.
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:21 AM   #274
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Well, when you take off the extra, 4th plain knit, that cuts down the extended pattern considerably. With the removal of the 4th round, even the extended pattern(to round 147) is cut down to 127 rounds. And when you're doing the 12 repeats, it adds to the radius alot quicker so it will really depend on how it looks as I progress. The 127th round has...dare I say it outloud??? 1,188 sts. Now, that huge amount of stitches may make it flouncy and I just want it to lay flat so it can be blocked. The Old Shale Tablecloth has "Feather and Fan" patterning and I've been comparing, as I progress, with that. I'm just now starting to exceed the stitch counts on the Shale pattern. I may have to change course, mimick the Shale pattern and end up with 24 points/scallops. And my intention in the long run is to have a nice tablecloth pattern. SOOOOO, I've ordered a set of 60" circulars. I'll use them on other projects so not wasted just on this piece.
Hi everyone, Hi Mary

I'm seriously thinking of doing this project. The hemlock is stunning, and although I do have a couple other projects on the go, and ready for the needles, one can't have too many (I always say)

Now, a couple questions...

As per Mary's suggestions, I'm going to start this with 12 sts.
(can you advise what you mean when you stated 'only doing 3 rows instead of 4..... what rows are these on (at least the first couple, then I'll probably find them on my own)

Also, what is the best type of yarn to use to knit this up, and how much does it take? Also, what size needles did most people use?

Thanks for any answers! I really appreciate it!
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:14 AM   #275
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Lynn, my instructions are for anyone using an acrylic, cotton or a blend. The plain knit rounds on the original pattern total 4. Using a blend or fiber that doesn't block well, you would reduce this to 3.

I am currently on round 90 of the Modified Extended Hemlock Ring and have used approximately 900 yards. I purchased 1650 yards to do this. I highly recommend that you use wool for the original pattern only!

Here are the complete instructions for using blends:

Modified Extended Hemlock Ring for Cotton, Acrylic or Blended Fibers
Mary White 6/19/08
Abbreviations:
k (knit)
sl (slip)
p (purl)
yo (yarn over)
st (stitch)
sts (stitches)
k2tog (knit 2 stitches together)
skp (Slip the first stitch, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knit one)
sk2p (Slip the first stitch, knit 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over the knit one).
Pattern: Cast on 8 sts. Divide sts evenly among 3 or 4 DPNís, Join, being careful not to twist stitches. Join and knit one round.
Rnd 1: * yo, k2. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)
Rnd 2: Knit around.
Rnd 3: (yo, k1) 12 times (24 sts)
Rnds 4, 5 & 6: Knit around.
Rnd 7: (yo, k1) 24 times. (48 sts)
Rnds 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12: Knit around.
Rnd 13:* k2tog, yo twice, (skp), Repeat from * around.
Rnd 14: k1, allow 1 yo to slip off of left hand needle, work 9 sts in the next yo.Ė to work 9 sts in 1, (k1, p 1) 4 times; k1 . k 2, drop 1 yo, work 9 sts in next yo. Repeat from around, ending with k1. (132 sts)
Rnd 15 - 24: Knit around.
Rnd 25 :( yo, k11) 12 times (144 sts)
Rnd 26 and all even rounds: Knit around.
Rnd 27 :( yo, k1, yo, k11) 12 times (168 sts)
Rnd 29:yo, k 3, yo, k 4, sk2p, k 4. Repeat from around.
Rnd 31: yo, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, yo, k 3, sk2p, k 3. Repeat from around.
Rnd 33: yo, k 3, yo, p and k in next st, yo, k 3, yo, k 2, sk2p, k 2. Repeat from around (204 sts)
Rnd 35: yo, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k 4, yo, sk2p, (yo, k1) twice, sk2p, (k1,yo) twice. Repeat from around, ending with k1.
Rnd 37: yo, k 3, yo, k 2, (skp), k2tog, k 2, yo, k 3, yo, sk2p. repeat from around.
Rnd 39: yo, k1,* yo, sk2p, yo, k 2, (skp), k2tog, k 2, yo, sk2p, (yo, k1) 3 times, repeat from* around, ending with (yo, k1) twice.
Rnd 41: (yo, k 3) twice, (skp), k2tog, (k 3, yo,) twice, k1. Repeat from around. (228 sts)
Rnd 43: yo, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k 3, (skp) , k2tog, k 3, yo, sk2p, (yo, k1) three times. Repeat fromaround, ending with (yo, k1) twice.
Rnd 44 - 46: Knit around.
Rnd 47: (yo, k1) twice, yo, k 3, (skp) twice, (k2tog) twice, k 3, (yo, k1) 5 times. Repeat from around ending with (yo, k1) 3 times (252 sts)
Rnd 48 - 50: Knit around.
Rnd 51: (yo, k1) 4 times,* (skp) 3 times, (k2tog) 3 times, (k1, yo,) 8 times, k1. Repeat from * around ending with (k1, yo) 4 times, k1. (276 sts)
Rnd 52 - 54: Knit around.
Rnd 55: (yo, k1) 5 times, (skp) 3 times, (k2tog) 3 times, (k1, yo,) 10 times, k1. Repeat from around ending with (k1, yo) 5 times, k1(324 sts)
Rnd 56 - 58: Knit around.
Rnd 59: (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, (skp) 4 times, (k2tog) 4 times, (yo, k1) 11 times. Repeat from around ending with (yo, k1) 6 times. (372 sts)
Rnd 60 - 62: Knit around.
Rnd 63: (yo, k1) 5 times,yo, k 2, (skp) 4 times, (k2tog) 4 times, k 2, (yo, k1) 11 times. Repeat from around ending with (yo, k1) 6 times (420 sts)
Rnd 63 - 65: Knit around.
Rnd 66: (yo, k1) 7 times, (skp) 5 times, (k2tog) 5 times, (k1, yo,) 14 times, k1. Repeat from ending with (k1, yo) 7 times; k1 (468 sts)
Rnd 67 - 69: Knit around.
Rnd 70: (yo, k1) 7 times, yo, (skp) 6 times, (k2tog) 6 times, (yo, k1) 15 times. Repeat fromaround ending with (yo, k1) 8 times (516 sts)
Rnd 71 - 73: Knit around.
Rnd 74: (yo, k1) 7 times, yo, k 2, (skp) 6 times, (k2tog) 6 times, k 2, (yo, k1) 15 times. Repeat from around ending with (yo, k1) 8 times (564 sts)
Rnd 75 - 77: Knit around.
Rnd 78: yo, k1 (9 times), * skp (7 times), k2tog (7 times), k1, (yo, k1) (18 times) repeat from around ending with yo, k1 (9 times) (612 sts)
Rnd 79 - 81: Knit around.
Rnd 82: yo, k1 (9 times), yo, (skp) (8 times), k2tog (8 times), (yo, k1) (19 times) repeat from around ending with yo, k1 (10 times) (660 sts)
Rnd 83 - 85: Knit around.
Rnd 86: yo, k1 (10 times), k1, (skp) (8 times), k2tog (8 times), k2, (yo, k1) (20 times) repeat from * around ending with yo, k1 (10 times) (708 sts)
Rnd 87 - 89: Knit around.
Rnd 90: yo, k1 (11 times), * skp (9 times), k2tog (9 times), k1, (yo, k1) (22 times) repeat from * around ending with yo, k1 (11 times) (756 sts)
Rnd 91 - 93: Knit around.
Rnd 94: yo, k1 (11 times), * yo, (skp) (10 times), k2tog (10 times), (yo, k1) (23 times) repeat from * around ending with yo, k1 (12 times) (804 sts)
Rnd 95 - 97: Knit around.
Rnd 98: yo, k1 (12 times), * K1, (skp) (10 times), k2tog (10 times), k2, (yo, k1) (24 times) repeat from around ending with yo, k1 (12 times) (852 sts)
Rnd 99 - 101: Knit around.
.Rnd 102: yo, k1 (13 times), skp (11 times), k2tog (11 times), k1, (yo,k1) (26 times) repeat from * around ending with yo, k1 (13 times) (900 sts)
Rnd 103 - 105: Knit around.
Rnd 106: yo, k1 (13 times),* yo, (skp) (12 times), k2tog (12 times), (yo, k1) (27 times) repeat from * around ending with yo, k1 (14 times) (948 sts)
Rnd 107 - 109: Knit around.
Rnd 110: yo, k1 (14 times),* k1, (skp) (12 times), k2tog (12 times), k2, (yo, k1) (28 times) repeat from around ending with yo, k1 (14 times) (996 sts)
Rnd 111 - 113: Knit around.
Rnd 114: yo, k1 (15 times),skp (13 times), k2tog (13 times), k1, (yo, k1) (30 times) repeat from * around ending with yo, k1 (15 times) (1044 sts)
Rnd 115- 117: Knit around.
Rnd 118: yo, k1 (15 times), * yo, (skp) (14 times), k2tog (14 times), (yo, k1) (31 times) repeat from * around ending with yo, k1 (16 times) (1092 sts)
Rnd 119 - 121: Knit around.
Rnd 122: yo, k1 (16 times), * k1, (skp) (14 times), k2tog (14 times), k2, (yo, k1) (32 times) repeat from around ending with yo, k1 (16 times) (1140 sts)
Rnd 123 - 125: Knit around.
Rnd 126: yo, k1 (17 times), skp (15 times), k2tog (15 times), k1, (yo, k1) (34 times) repeat from * around ending with yo, k1 (17 times) (1188 sts)
Rnd 127 - 129: Knit around.
Bind off: k 1* k2 tog, yo, k 2 tog, turn, p 1, work 5 sts in next st - to work 5 sts in 1 (k 1 , p 1) twice in the same st, then k 1 in the st once more. p 1, sl 1 pwise, turn, bind off 7 sts (1 st remains on righthand needle) Repeat from * around.
You will need to block this pattern to really show off your lace pattern. There are many variations of blocking, so please use the method you are most comfortable with.
You may also bind off at any point, after the 3 plain knit rounds and make the doily whatever size you wish.
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OMG Mary, I'm really hoping that you just copied that from your notes and pasted it here! I'd feel really bad if you wrote it all out last night.

I've saved your pattern, and am hitting Romni Wool tomorrow
Don't tell hubby!

Again, thank you so much for all your help, Mary!
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Modified Extended Hemlock Ring Tablecloth
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:00 PM   #278
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