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Old 05-29-2008, 03:09 AM   #111
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Mary your Egeblad looks beautiful, decided to do the chart as written this time. How big is it.

Minou - I consider you to be somewhat of a pro with these so I have faith in you.

What yarn are you using and how big do you think this one will be.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:09 AM   #112
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Thanks, Ladies! She's 29" in diameter!

Oh Minou, that is gorgeous!!! You go, girl!!!

Off to the Eye Doc! Gotta be able to see more patterns!!! LOL!
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:46 AM   #113
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Mary~Very pretty!! I can't wait to start mine. My LYS is having a 20% off sale today and I'm getting my yarn. I think I'll try the Cascade 220 for this one.

Minou~Very nice! That will be gorgeous. Did you use the Cascade for your Egeblad?
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:02 AM   #114
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I am sorely tempted to try this in lace weight yarn and make it a shawl. What does anyone think - would it turn out ok? Wondering what size needles to use; the yarn I have is off white Alpaca With A Twist Fino http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library...h-a-twist-fino
I have knit a lot of lace, but never really of the fine lacey shawl variety. Any help would be appreciated!
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I think it would be okay but you'll need to make a swatch and check your row/round guage. Do about 20 rows with desired needle size, obtain the #rows per inch and divide in half since a circular piece is mirrored. Decide how large you need the diameter to be and multiply the #rows by that figure. Then you'll know how many rounds your shawl will need. The Egeblad is extremely lacy anyway so a shawl would be gorgeous, just don't know if the original pattern is large enough for a shawl unless your guage makes it so. A shawl would most probably need to be at least 55" to meet armspan unless you want less than that and since I've never made a shawl less might be fine....anyone care to chime in with some shawl experience???
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Monzogary that is beautiful yarn. I think it would be big enough as a shawl if you did it with the extension that Mary wrote out. check out her photo of the Egeblad she did with the extension then you know how it will look. Try a few rows like Mary suggested on different size needles to see what you like best. have fun.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:11 PM   #117
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I saw a photo of an Egeblad shawl under the wrong pattern. Check it out: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/cher...istine-duchrow. It was knitted in the round without the center portion.

Here's another doily pattern modified into a 3/4 shawl. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Lank.../peacocks-tail

I knit my Egeblad with Beaverslide McTaggart Tweeds (210yds/4oz). It took a little less than three skeins. I knit 102 rows of Alita and it took almost every scrap of six skeins of Cascade 220 held double. ("110 yards" per 3.5oz ball).
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For anyone in the mood for some Nieblings, including a bunch of tablecloths, Kunst Stricken - Grosse und Kleine Deckchen (Art Knitting - Large and Small Doilies) is reprinted and available on the Lacis website for $27. They just announced it!

http://www.lacis.com/catalog/data/b_knitting.html#BV36
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OOOOOoooooo and Gloria Penning and Christine Duchrow and sooo many others!! Thanks for the info, Minou!

I want to change/add to the thread title so that this KAL becomes a general lace circular KAL, does anyone object??? I know that several, if not all of us are doing all sorts of beauties. Holler and voice your opinion!!! It would read: Invitation for KAL of the Egeblad & Other Circular Lace Beauties
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That works for me! I like having a general group where we can discuss these various patterns.

If you're interested in Duchrow, I'd personally suggest the third book. Be advised they are all photocopies of old newsletters and some of them are hard to read. They're also all in German and she uses her own charting system. They're gorgeous patterns, but the Kunst Stricken is full of Nieblings and has clear big charts (also in German).

I think it would be great if anyone wanted to KAL one of her patterns so we could muddle through together.

I also have Creating Original Hand-Knitted Lace by Margaret Stove. It doesn't have patterns, but it has exercises and discussions about different techniques to change the appearance of lace - gauge, fiber content, location of increases and decreases, etc. It's very readable and I plan to sit down and delve deeper when I have time. There's a grid in the back comparing all of the different charting systems.

I haven't done ANY knitting today. I'm working on a project and I keep staring at my yarn while I type. Tomorrow night I plan to go nuts!
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