"Liesel" on Ravelry:http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/liesel
My first real lace project wherein I made zero mistakes from start to finish (well, I made mistakes, but fixed them as I went along). Also my first time blocking (it's not perfect, I know...).
The wait for it to dry thoroughly is a long one indeed.
Absolutely beautiful work!
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Beautiful work .... I have that pattern bookmarked as well! I love the color you chose! :yay:
Wow! That is just gorgeous! I love the pattern, and the color you chose is my favorite. Lovely, lovely work.
Thanks! I'm really happy with! The yarn was just something I got so I could get free shipping with my Hiya Hiya sets. I didn't much attention but it turns out it's 50/50 merino/silk with that lovely variegated blue.
Oh it's beautiful, Zoe! I love the Liesel scarf pattern! I just knit a Liesel a few months ago! Yours is just wonderful! Way to go!
Absolutely fantastic. I am getting an 'itch' to try something similar myself. Beautiful scarf.
What's stopping you? Contrary to the pattern instructions, I didn't find that it was easy to memorize the pattern. I consulted it at every single row. Also, if you do this scarf (or something similar), count your stitches after every single row that's not just a plain knit/purl. It'll save you much trouble!
How did you block that? I'm making a scarf and can't imagine how I would block anything that long.
I love it also. Funny thing is, it's my next project.
As far as blocking it, I'd use my queen size bed, that way, the dog won't take a nap on it.
I bought a bunch of rubbery floor tiles, 2' x 2' ($7 for four of them). I connected four of them to make an 8' x 2' length which was more than enough. I used 300 pins and I could have used more, btw. Get 500 to be safe.
Next time I'll have to do it in the bedroom and close the door. I woke up this morning to my cat pulling the pins out!
Very, very pretty!!
Absolutely perfect! It's beautiful work in a lovely color. Good for you. What's next?
Thanks! I took it off the blocking mat today and it's great. Can't wait to wear it!
I'm currently working on my own rendition of Rose Tyler's Boomtown scarf from Doctor Who
Wow! You inspire me. I have not even come close to getting the hang of lace knitting, but I'd love to make a scarf like this.
Hmmm . . . maybe I should start with a lace hanky or dish cloth first, though!
Thanks! Just do it! The stitches are all pretty easy as long as you know K2tog, yo, etc. Any new ones you can just google (as I had to do for s2kpo, but it was easy once I read how to do it). There's no secret to it
Gorgeous knitting! I love this pattern - and your scarf is so lovely. :inlove:
A month ago I would have said I would never be ready for lace but I keep checking this thread when there is new activity, see your photos all over again and think how I really need to try something like this.Gorgeous work!
I tried lace not long after learning to knit. It's not too difficult. I made the branching out scarf on knitty.com. It was a nice easy 1st lace project.