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Archive for the ‘Lace’ Category

Where in the world is Estonia?

Posted by mobarger on Jun-27-2011

Estonia is dark green

Wikipedia says it “is a state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by the Lake Peipsi and the Russian Federation (338.6 km).[8] Across the Baltic Sea lies Sweden in the west and Finland in the north. ”

Apparently they knit there too.

I purchased this Aade L├Áng yarn from eBay for a steal. I mean $10 for 700 yards? Shipping was only $4. It transitions from color to color like Kauni. I intend on trying WendyKnits Tracey’s Shawl. I am not much of a lace person but she makes it look so easy, doesn’t she?

Ironically on the same day, this arrived. Clearly some knitting is going on in Estonia.

Lace Blocking Virgin

Posted by mobarger on Dec-19-2009

Blocking Kernel
I’ve already told you my approach for doing lace. Well I finally finished my first lace piece, and it’s now blocking.

Blocking Kernel
I purchased lace blocking wires from KnitPicks last month, and while simple in concept, I’ve never used anything like them before and I am not sure if I inserted them the best way.

Blocking Kernel
The Kernel scarf has an edging of 3 knit stitches on each side. I used this edge to hold the wires. The scarf is longer than a single wire, so I had to use 2 on each side.

Blocking Kernel
The ends have slight points, but I didn’t take pictures of them. I inserted a pin in each point to pull it down and exaggerate it.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the finished pictures!

Getting Started With Lace

Posted by mobarger on Nov-29-2009

I began a lace project a week or so ago, and it’s my first. It is a simple beaded scarf, Kernel from Knitty, with a 15 row repeat repeated 26 times. Here are some steps I have taken to ensure the lace I knit is the lace that’s writ:

Morning Knit early in the morning, and knit alone. Conversation will keep me from counting. Being tired at the end of day will trip me up.

I think the picture speaks for itself.

Kernel scarf with 000 The scarf itself is being knit on bamboo straights I bought at Target for $1 some time ago. but in the foreground is a 000 DPN for when I do screw up (about every 4 rows). Very handy.

Also always have on hand a simple project, not only for night time knitting (see my first suggestion) but also to cleanse your brain from all the twisty bits and numbers that a lace pattern requires. I currently have a simple sock and an infinity scarf to fill that task.

Kernel scarf
Pattern details:
Kernel from Knitty
Yarn: Handmaiden Fine Yarn Mini Maiden “Amethyst”