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Unblocked large clarus with beads

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Knit This: Mastering Lace Shawls taught by Laura Nelkin

Learn to knit two beautiful lace shawls with Laura Nelkin as she sends you on a lace journey that is out of this world!

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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Romantic, Casual
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What materials did you use? Blue Sky Alpaca Metalico 50% baby alpaca & 50% raw silk

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What are you most proud of? That I finished it ;)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use lifelines as much as you need to -- I'm of the philosophy that you can never have too many! I bought a set of Chiagoo interchangeable needles part way through this project. There's a hole where the needle meets the cable that allows you to insert a lifeline as you knit. At the end when there were so many stitches in a row, I was inserting a lifeline every other purl row simply because it was so much work to go back and redo things.

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Beautiful! I so agree about using lifelines.

04/23/2013 Flag

Thank you! So glad to hear I'm not alone in my dependency on lifelines ;)

05/03/2013 Flag

This is a beautiful shawl. I introduced your idea to one of my friend who ran out of yarn before edging and found out her yarn was discontinued. Owing to you, she will be able to finish her project.

04/26/2013 Flag

Aww thank you -- so nice to hear I was helpful!

05/03/2013 Flag

Using the hole in an interchaneable needle for life line is amazing!!!! I knew the importance but I was rather lazy. But you opened my eyes. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! BTW, don't you have the problem that the joint part of the interchangeable needle slips away while knitting? My first shawl (Anis in Knitty) ended up as a disaster somewhere between 300 sts because of the joint preblem. Ever since, I always check the joint while knitting. It seems the problem is common to all brands. Anyways, thank you for the idea sharing!

05/10/2013 Flag

So glad it helped -- my life was changed too! But I can't take credit -- Laura actually turned me on to the interchangeable needles. I signed up for her Juego MKAL & she highly recommended them. I chose the ChiaoGoo based on recommendations from her Ravelry group and this online review of needles http://www.knittersreview.com/article_tool.asp?article=/review/product/121129_a.asp I have had some problems with the joint starting to unscrew, but nothing like your experience. I just can't imagine how you must have felt! Life lines in general changed my lace knitting experience. I spent years trying to knit a "simple" lace shawl only to drop a stitch or miss a stitch or some other disaster that I just couldn't recoup from. Are you on Ravelry with the same user name? Mine is the same -- friend me, I'd love to see your work! Cheers! Wendy

05/17/2013 Flag

Hello, Wendy! I am so sorry for this belated reply. I just friended you in Raverly. My Raverly ID is Cityraccon with double C in it. ( It was a typing mistake, but turned out to be a unique one that nobody uses... heehee

09/13/2013 Flag