Thursday, May 24, 2007

Welcome Note

Welcome, welcome Ann, Susan and Penny!
I am so glad you have joined.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Waiting for yarn

Hello there. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of you join this KAL. I think we'll have a lot of fun.

I am waiting for yarn from Sundara Yarn listed in her Currently Available section. Mine is called Cinnamon over Bronze silk lace (just scroll down). I think she has one skein left of this colour.


Here's what g.bella says:

Okay, in reading the comments I see you all would like more specs on this, so here you go! The yarn I used for this is about 600 m/100 g to a skein, 100% silk laceweight (you can find it here), and I didn't use all of it (about 15 g. leftover) - it's a great project to show off more expensive laceweight yarns that you might only purchase one or two skeins of. It's written for laceweight (any laceweight really), and could also be done in cobweb or fingering weight. I haven't tried it in cobweb or fingering weights, though, so make sure you have plenty of yardage just in case. In laceweight worked as written in the pattern, the finished dimensions are about 60" by 15" without fringe. It can easily be widened or lengthened (or vice versa) by adjusting the number of repeats.

Finally, I would say this pattern is totally doable for beginning lace knitters, as long as you can read a chart. Techniques used include: knit, purl, yarn over, double yarn over (explained in the pattern notes), slip slip knit, knit two together, purl two together, and knit two together through the back loop. There are no increases or decreases along the edges and the border is a very simple yarn over stitch pattern. Any of these techniques may be found, often with photos, in online tutorials if you aren't sure of how to do them.

**Important Revision: The second sentence of the last paragraph on the first page should begin as follows: "Repeat rows 1-76 of all sections in the chart..." instead of "Repeat rows 1-76 of Sections A through B..."

Needles: 2.75 mm (US size 2) at least 24” circular recommended.