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Clarus in Blue

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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 Romantic
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What materials did you use? 400+ fingering weight yarn, circular needles US5, blocking supplies

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What are you most proud of? That I completed this project without having to frog it at all!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is not a difficult pattern and the construction style is clever, 2 triangles and a strip down the center. Just keep the pattern in front of you and you can't go wrong!

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What lovely colours there are in the yarn you have used.

01/29/2012 Flag

Thank you! Thought is would work well as a Spring time shawl.

01/30/2012 Flag

In case anyone is interested, the yarn used was Schaefer Yarn Company in Audrey (color).

07/01/2012 Flag

It really is lovely, and I too love the color/yarn choice you made! Well done! Thank you for posting this!! :)

04/26/2013 Flag

Your work is lovely. I also like the comments that you made. I am enjoying this course so much. I am working on the Plasma stitch. The only part I am concerned about is the Nova Edging. I am sure though that by the time I watch the video it will be fine. The only advice I would add beside yours is count, sts and recount, I have been lucky in that I haven't had to frog. Only once but I caught the mistake right away, I nearly forgot to do a YO. Thank you for sharing your work it is beautiful.

06/12/2013 Flag

I forgot to ask you about your yarn. Did you order it online? I ordered my yarn from Knitpicks. I have never been disappointed with any orders that I have got from them but this time I ordered light fingering yarn. I ordered 3 colours. It was on sale and wasn't expensive. I didn't want to spend a fortune until I saw how I did with the pattern. Unfortunately one colour which I didn't care for was the correct weight but the other two even though they were tagged the same was heavier. I decided to go ahead but I re-ordered and this time I think it will be ok. It is written up as excellent for lace shawls. The colours are much nicer too. The only thing that I am finding is just how expensive yarn is for making shawls. I am 79 in a couple of weeks and just don't have that kind of money to buy the real expensive yarn. I just wondered if the yarn that you got was super expensive too. sorry to take up so much of your time.

06/12/2013 Flag

Hi Suzie, Yes, for my Clarus, I did order my yarn online. It was from, which is the only place I found that had the Schaeffer yarn I liked. I don't recall what I spent. Some of the lace shawl yarns can be a little pricey, but if you can manage it, they are well worth the price when you consider the time and work put into the shawl. Still, I've ordered yarns from knitpicks too and they have some nice products. Thank you for your kind comments! Good for you for picking up lace shawls at your age. I'm a bit older beginner knitter too at 60, but it's such a great hobby! Take care and enjoy your shawls!

06/14/2013 Flag

Hi Priscilla, Thank you for the information about yarn. I was working on Plasma which I found tricky. It looks so loose. Anyway, I was knitting very carefully and noticed that my yarn was moving a little too easily on my needle, when I just took a quick look and here if the cable hadn't come apart from the cable. The stitches were just handing there. I was on the last row. I tried picking up sts but it was just too much. I had a lifeline in the row before I started Plasma. I got it back to the lifeline but really I don't mind because I really had to practise that stitch. I have a few things to do on the computer and then I'm going back to it. I just thought I would leave it for awhile and then start off fresh. I still can't picture when those loose Plasma sts. start looking like Laura's close up picture where they aren't all loose looking and are laying flat. Thanks again for your help. Suzie

06/22/2013 Flag