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Your opinons please

Postby sweetpea » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:51 pm

I'm fed up of doing the same old stitches, Rib, Stocking Stitch and Moss and im just wondering what to try next :unsure: and I thought who better to ask than people on here :thumbup:. I would love to know what you suggest, I usually knit raglan cardigans and the odd raglan jumper. :knit: :knit:

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Re: Your opinons please

Postby ContinentalCat » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:08 pm

Lace? You can start simple and go for a really intricate shawl once you have the hang of it?

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Re: Your opinons please

Postby darknit » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:46 pm

I agree with Continental Cat, there are some lovely simple lace patterns out there. I love this one and it's just two different rows alternating: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... on-scarf-4

If you like it too Sweetpea, I already have this pattern and I got it when it was free, so it would seem ok to pass it on you.

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Re: Your opinons please

Postby sweetpea » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:56 pm

Thank you Continental cat and darknit, I've looked at the pattern and i like it darknit, I also like how the Lace looks the only thing that worries me is using charts :unsure: . There are some lovely patterns so i think i will try that. Please dont stop telling me your opinons :thumbup:
Does anyone know where i can go online to learn Lace knitting as there are so many :dunno:

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Re: Your opinons please

Postby ContinentalCat » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:09 am

Charts are not as scary as they seem, no worries! There are a lot of great tips in this topic:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=109

The first ever shawl I did was the Forest Canopy, but alas it isn't free anymore. You could start with something really simple, like this
http://turvid.blogspot.nl/2009/03/free- ... scarf.html

to get the hang of the construction of lace. Think of it as a set of increases and decreases, it's not more complicated than that.

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Re: Your opinons please

Postby sweetpea » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:13 pm

Thank you Continentalcat, im going to have a look at those links later :hug:

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Re: Your opinons please

Postby sweetpea » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:31 pm

Darknit - I've started doing that scarf and it looks lovely even though it seems that ive purchased the wrong yarn, I will put a pic on when ive finished. Thank you :hug:

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Re: Your opinons please

Postby darknit » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:24 pm

:thumbup: I have knitted it twice now - more times than I've actually knitted scarves! It looks so much more complicated than it is.

Here's mine from 4 years ago:
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Re: Your opinons please

Postby sweetpea » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:40 pm

That's lovely darknit, yes it is a lot harder than you think, the amount of times ive undone it and started all over again :censored: but so far so good. What size needles did you use?

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Re: Your opinons please

Postby darknit » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:47 pm

I think I used 3.5mm but can't remember really. That size is my go-to knitting needle size as I knit loosely.


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