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planet stitch & border

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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 Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Whimsical, Casual, Mod
michele-cda on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Hand-dyed gold-yellow alpaca (Amazing Graze Alpacas, Sterling Ontario Canada) for main body; wool strand with silk strand knit together for orange edging; and merino apple red Gems Louet for border. Had to get creative near the end when I realized that I would run out of yarn (yes, I did a swatch) but I am happier with the end result than originally planned! What a FUN project!

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What are you most proud of? Finishing a lace shawl and having it look as expected, with a recognizable pattern! I am soooo pleased with the result. This is my first successful lace project and I am proud of that, thanks EXCLUSIVELY to this class! For me, this is a big step forward in getting more technical in my knitting. And very satisfying.

michele-cda on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Open your mind, take your time and fully enjoy the process. Buy more yarn than you think you will need. I used 400 yd + 200 (+/-) yds in fingering weight for Skywalker.

michele-cda on craftsy.com

love the coiour combination, on the last section, gives it an autumn feel. i agree with you also re laura, and its great to see young woman teaching techniques

02/23/2013 Flag


02/23/2013 Flag

I appreciate your comment Nolly1! thanks. tried to find your projects but not familiar enough with the searching capabilities of this platform. Are you enjoying this class as much as I am??

02/23/2013 Flag

yes iam this my first itemm i have posted, the next class i am going to do lol

02/23/2013 Flag

mmcut my self before i finished i think the next class is the learning to draft a pattern from ones own wardrobe

02/23/2013 Flag

Very pretty! Love the colors! One day I will get around to making mine.

02/23/2013 Flag

kimberly gee what s holding you back if its time and you younger than me, just start put a marker in where you are up , write your self a note on the pattern i dont do charts very well i follow the instructions, think its my eyes lol kimberly and if you make a mist take dont worry, just keep going, i bet michele agrees, o and if takes you year who cares,

02/23/2013 Flag

Beautiful colors.

02/27/2013 Flag

hey thanks. i added the oranges/red after running short on yarn - and so glad that i did.

03/11/2013 Flag