Queen Anne #2

norfolk n good's picture

Hey guys. Finally finished my second attempt at MMario's Queen Anne Lace Shawl and wanted to post a pic.
I took some very good advice after my first disastrous attempt and after ripping it back I decided to splash out on some decent yarn.
I used 100% merino 4 ply in an olive green colour, although the pictures don’t do the colour justice.
I used the knit pick options needles which were an absolute pleasure to work with.

Another BIG thank you to MMario for posting the pattern. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! Cant wait to start on the next one.

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The picture for this popped

The picture for this popped up in the area above the shout box and I had to track down who what why and where. This is absolutely indescribable in beauty without falling short. As soon as I'm done typing, I'm going back to the blogs and finding the pattern. Everyone says it's so easy I have to try for myself and pray it comes out as well. Stunning!

MMario's picture

There is a link further down

There is a link further down in this thread.

Aaronknits's picture

WOW! That's just

WOW! That's just mesmerizing! I can't take my eyes away from it!

MMario's picture

You are getting sleepy, very

You are getting sleepy, very sleepy. Your eyelids are heavy and you are getting sleepy......when I snap my fingers you will purchase many skeins of qiviut and send them to MMario.

*snap*

Aaronknits's picture

You forgot to hypnotize me

You forgot to hypnotize me into thinking I have a job and an income first!

MMario's picture

*grin* figured it was worth

*grin* figured it was worth a shot.....

That is just beautiful.

That is just beautiful. Where do I find the pattern at? Great job!

Banjo Lee Jones

MMario's picture

hey Banjo-Lee! Thanks for

hey Banjo-Lee! Thanks for the interest; look down two post below this to my post of 6/12 and you will find links to the pattern.

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Donski's picture

Fab ! well done, looks

Fab ! well done, looks amazing :) Nearly finished the faux spanish lace shawl which is my first completed knitting ever ! this one has to be on the list.. can someone point to the pattern for me :)
Looking forward to your next piece :)
Don
x ( a fellow Brit)

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You can sign up at

You can sign up at MMarioKKnits

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/

which gives you access to just about eveything I've written - or QAL can be downloaded from MWK at:

my blog posting 2772

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scubasinger's picture

I always love how people

I always love how people are so terrified of lace.

Here's the scoop, people...

IT AIN'T THAT DAMNED DIFFICULT!!!

I assume all of you can do the knit stitch. You probably wouldn't be here if you couldn't. Forget the purl stitch, it rarely appears in lace work.

Now you can do a yarn over. Most of us have done it accidentally in our early knitting days. It's when that loop just crosses over the right needle without doing anything. Most of us have encountered it as "How the hell did I wind up with an extra stitch???"

Now all you need to handle are decreases: ssk, k2tog, etc. Easy....grab a couple of #8 needles, some worsted and practice.

At this point, the lace world is your oyster. You just need to read the directions. And no, it's not like making acres of stockinette. In lace you do gotta read and count. BUT THAT IS ALL THAT IS DIFFICULT!!!
The stitches are not hard....you just count and do them in the right order.

So jump in, boys. Lace is totally fun and totally easy to do. Mmario's QAL was my first lace project and what a FANTASTIC begiinning it was.

MMario's picture

Can I steal this for the

Can I steal this for the M2K2 files? Or you could post it....I did see your name go by at some point, didn't I? (some days I have to admit they blur.....)

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norfolk n good's picture

I just want to thank all of

I just want to thank all of you guys for the many positive comments and messages I've received, Makes me feel al warm inside. I would love to be able to take the credit and say that this was the most complicated project I have ever worked on, but really it’s not that difficult to do. As Vic said as long as you can knit and know how to work a yarn over it really quite straight forward. The trickiest part as MMario said was the first few rows. I originally tried using dpn's but found it easier to use the magic loop method. Honestly guys, give it a whirl. I think you will be very pleasantly surprised.
Darren

Buck Strong's picture

What great work! "A man may

What great work!

"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder

RickMartin's picture

I love this pattern

I love this pattern too....my wife had me add beads to the edge to spice it up. But the really fun part of this pattern is just doing it - I think it was a pretty easy knit once you get it going.

MUCH easier than a sweater - it doesn't have to fit!!!!

MMario's picture

Admittedly I am prejudice in

Admittedly I am prejudice in favour of this pattern *sheepish grin* but I have a pretty good number of people who will confirm....

This pattern is *much* easier to knit then it looks. Truly, the hardest part is the center start and the first few rows. (and there are ways to make that easier as well)

It is a bit harder then the "faux spanish" shawl - but not very much so; and I feel that the slightly increased difficulty is compensated for by the fact that you don't have to work back and forth.

MMario

TomH's picture

Mario, I have to admit I

Mario, I have to admit I have a prejudice in favor of this pattern as well. (Of course, you already know that.) I think it's one of your best patterns. And you have a lot of great patterns.

mountainrunner's picture

Incredible - this is the

Incredible - this is the type of beautiful work which I find really inspiring, and hope with luck (and a lot of practice!) to eventually produce myself. Thanks for sharing this!

crmartin's picture

Beautifully done! Randy

Beautifully done!

Randy

ffarff's picture

i wish i could do something

i wish i could do something like that. it looks amazing

Thor's picture

AWESOME!! That pattern is

AWESOME!! That pattern is definately in the que! Excellent job! You must be so PROUD!!

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jedwards's picture

just beautiful.....

just beautiful.....

norfolk n good's picture

Thanks guys for all of your

Thanks guys for all of your very kind comments.
I used 3.5 mm needles US size 4, I worked on it for about 3-4 hours a day, ish for about 2 and a half weeks. The finished size is approx 3.5 ft. I am really looking forward to my next lace project. I have a couple of sweaters and some felted clogs to get finished first but am really excited about another MMario original. The 'Great A'Tuin' Cant wait to get my teeth stuck into that one!

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Nice lap-robe size! MMario -

Nice lap-robe size!

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TomH's picture

Very, very nice. I love the

Very, very nice. I love the color. You did a great job. Don't you just love that pattern? It's contagious ... so what out. You'll be knitting another soon. What size needle did you use? How large did the QAL block out?

dandelion's picture

Wow. Just...wow!

Wow. Just...wow!

MMario's picture

As I've said before - the

As I've said before - the knitters are making *me* look pretty damn good.

RickeScott's picture

Very, very beautiful! How

Very, very beautiful! How many hours?

Kerry's picture

That looks great, you should

That looks great, you should be very proud of your achievement.

It is fabulous.

It is fabulous.