My first lace project! It's got some mistakes in there, but I present to you a stretch devoid of errors to deceive you into thinking I'm more skilled than I am! Enjoy!
i've never tried lace guess that will be my next project xD
Very well done. I really like the pattern and color.
Grats! I think it's lovely.
Soon lace for me, I obsessed on some lace stitches until I think I have them down, now I just need to start the actual project. I hate reading charts btw.
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.I've just cast on the stitches to begin my first lace...a stole in the new Interweave Knits...
...and I just ripped them out...this is going to be harder than I thought...
not knowing what the pattern is like, this may be useless advice.
Try casting on a "sampler" in a thicker yarn - just one or two repeats of the lace, and knit on that for a bit to learn the pattern. THEN go to your project yarn.
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
that's VERY smart!
of course I'm starting with a much too complicated project.
...it seems to be three patterns.
...an end pattern...a transition section...then the main body of the stole.
...and all this for a knitter who isn't comfortable with yarn overs, yet...
Yarnovers are easy - just do a knit stitch without inserting the needle into the stitch. Yarnovers are "air" stitches....
but I get confused...sometimes it's followed by a knit stitch...sometimes a purl...and that throws me!
I really am getting old!
Doesn't matter what it comes after or what it comes before if you always just make the yarnover itself as if making a knit without inserting the needle. Just do each stitch seperately, making sure the working yarn is in the appropriate posiition for that stitch before you make the stitch.
if you just purled, return the yarn to "knit" position, make the yarnover by *NOT* inserting your needle, wrapping , now,
followed by a purl? move the yarn to the purl position *leaving the YO in place (you wouldn't remove a knit stitch if it were followed by a purl, would you?) MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
Looking great! Nice color too.
Damn, he's caught on to our trick-who told him? Nice job for a first attempt (or fourth or fifth attempt for that matter).
Yes... very nice. I second the comments. Have yet to really try anything with lace, but should do so soon. Looks great!!
It's really lovely Skip. Don't let anyone tell you anything different.
I did the same thing when I took pictures of the faux Spanish lace!
yup - I rmember that pattern - as I recall it gives you a really good workout on different decreases. and changing stitch count, etc. But yours looks good!
"and changing stitch count"
This is where I always f*ck up when trying lace things too!
HOW DARE YOU PRESENT ANYTHING ON THIS SITE THAT IS LESS THAN PERFECT!
Kidding... ha! It's beautiful. And congratulations on your first lace pattern. I've used this pattern before - it's really fun.
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