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Old 07-06-2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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Kicking Lord Kitchener's but!
Hooooray! I just grafted together lace panels for a shawl. I've done kitchener before, but nothing like this. 80 stitches baby! And I made it across on the first try (well, after a few false starts on the two set-up stitches)! That was awesome. It was kind of a rush, getting close to the end and realizing I had 8 stitches on both needles!

It's a little tighter than maybe it should have been, but really, if I spread it out and you can't see the yarn tails still to be woven in, it's hard to find the grafting row. I'm hoping it will disappear after I block.

I'm really proud of myself right now this was kind of a milestone.

Now for the picking up of 640 stitches around the edge!
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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LOL! I know you are pleased with yourself and so you should be!
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:51 PM   #3
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Good for you! Now, just pick up those 600+ stitches one at a time and you'll be fine
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:49 PM   #5
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Yes, you owe yourself a big pat on the shoulders.

I have a freind that is working on a lace like that. Great idea, maybe someday I'll give it a try.
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lots of stitches
You should give yourself a huge pat on the back it quite an accomplishment!!!! 600 huh, way to go girl!
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Good for you! Now, just pick up those 600+ stitches one at a time and you'll be fine
320 picked up so far!
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:46 PM   #8
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Congrats on the kitchener stitch. I tried and tried to teach myself that with books and never got it - took sitting with the LYS owner repeating her little montra...I find it's like riding bike, once I got it I got.

best of luck with those 600 stitches
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Hee hee...I live in a city called Kitchener, so when I saw the title...*smiles*

NO that is SO rewarding! To use kitchener stitch for something bigger than a sock toe!

Grats to you!!!
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:37 PM   #10
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congratulations! I must say, I was not nearly so neat and efficient in my first, recent attempt.
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