lace stitches

superi's picture

Hi, so I have started working on a pi shawl blanket using worsted weight yarn on size 10 circulars. My question here is what are some good lace stitches that can be done in the round and look nice. Also I'm not sure if I'm doing a technical lace shawl per EZ's creations. What I'm doing is doubling the number of stitches everytime the row number doubles. For example I started off with 8 st and on row 2 I increased to 16. Row 4 I doubled to 32 and then row 8 to 64. I'm on row 21 now and when I get to the next increase row I want to start plugging in lace after that. I believe the stitch count after row 32 (next increase row) will be 256 stitches if that helps any. Then I will have another 32 rows before I will double again. So can any of the expert lace knitters help me out here?

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albert's picture

I'd advise you on your lace

I'd advise you on your lace project, but not having done it myself, anything I have to say on the subject would be insubstanital and full of holes.

scenter's picture

***GROAN***

***GROAN***

TomH's picture

I'm watching this entry with

I'm watching this entry with keen interest. Whatever Mario suggests may very well end up in a Pi that I'll knit.

MMario's picture

I was hoping you'd chime in

I was hoping you'd chime in with some suggestions!

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TomH's picture

That I will do. Let me look

That I will do. Let me look through my stitch pattern files.

MMario's picture

Couple of questions - Are

Couple of questions - Are you doing a YO, k1 on your increase row, or another increase? - because that can effect what you choose as a lace pattern.

What colour is it? Do you envision lacy-lacy or ?
Do you want something representational or would a geometric work?

whoops! almost forgot! What weight yarn, what size needle, what kind of gauge are you getting? (this last is really what I'm after- attempting to figure out how many rows we are going to have to work with)

I know it sounds like a lot of questions - but if I'm going to suggest something I'd like it to have a shot at being pleasing to you.

well - duh! I just noticed you already said size 10 and worsted. But what gauge you getting (roughly)? and what size you looking for as a finished project?

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superi's picture

The color is a silvery grey.

The color is a silvery grey. I'm not particular about how lacy it is, but it is going to be a blanket so not too holey. Also I wouldn't want it too femenine or daughty. I hope I'm not being too picky. Geometric sound interesting. My gauge is very roughly 3st by 4rows = an inch. Overall I would like it to be about 6' in diameter because I hate blankets that don't cover your feet when you pull it up to your shoulders. I am using acryllic yarn if that makes any difference as well. Oh I am using yo as increases. Can anyone tell me if this is actually how you do pi shawl or did the place I find this just make it up?
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MMario's picture

You have the essentials

You have the essentials down. Many Pi shawls use a 9 stitch beginning, , start with , 1 row, double, 3 rows, double, 6 rows, etc. That extra stitch in the beginning gives you a little leeway ... so even though the doubling isn't exactly on the mathematical formule (which your method is) it works. The beauty is that especially with lace knitting - it is forgiving....

One possibility is the 'tweety pi' I just posted under yeah - another one. Feather and fan; then a slightly more open diamond lace around the edge - The should be able to be blocked round or into points.
Oddly enough - lace can be very warm - if the room isn't drafty. Drafts do go through lace!

I'll make some other suggestions later.

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superi's picture

I could also change to a

I could also change to a different increase if that makes a difference too.

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MMario's picture

ASo you are looking for a

ASo you are looking for a lace whose repeat (horizontal) is divisible into 256, and whose vertical repeat will divde into 32. (give or take, because we can always slip in some plain rows....Lemmee think on it.
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