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Thistle lace scarf
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July 28 2013
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Project info
Thistle lace scarf
Thistle by tincanknits
Knitting
Needles & yarn
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
shetland 2 ply
787 yards in stash
1 skein = 984.3 yards (900.0 meters), 100 grams
rave purple
Purple
eBay
April 15, 2013
Notes

About the project:

Added 2 extra pattern repeat in the row, so casted on 85 stitches instead of 65.

The first part of the pattern, called Thistle Lace, is the trickiest because it has a long pattern repeat (28 rows). Luckily the WS is almost all purl, at least.

The second part (Column Lace) has a very short repeat and looks very straight forward.

Some advice for those who are not experts:

  • use lifelines (insert a safety thread after a section that you’re sure it’s fine; if for any reason, a mistake or a lost stitch, you need to unravel later on, this will make it much easier and safer)
  • use stitch markers to mark your repeat (it will be a great help to make sure your repeats are going fine)
  • after each pattern repeat (that is after the 28 rows), take time to stop, quickly block and take a good look at the repeat to spot any issues with the WIP. With lace, you don’t really want to spot a mistake 5 repeats later…

My blog posts about this projects can be found at: http://weestorybook.wordpress.com/tag/thistle/

About the yarn:

Yarn on cone, winded into cakes. Slightly blooms after washing.

The Shetland lace yarn I’m using is much thinner than the one the pattern called for, so I’m using it double.

Pics and some details about the yarn can be found at: http://weestorybook.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/shetland/

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  • Project created: August 27, 2013
  • In progress: August 27, 2013
  • Updated: August 31, 2013