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Re: Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces?
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: February 23, 2009 04:06PM

Just a note about lacework: Read all you can about the different types of decreases and increases, and the different ways of forming eyelets. Practice them all.

Also, unless you are really sure that you can substitute one technique for another (such as ssk for s1, k1, psso), work it out in a good sized swatch. Swatches are your best friend when embarking on a lace project. With some tricky patterns you will be alerted to the pitfalls before casting on a dozen pattern repeats. A swatch may even tell you that you really don't want to do a particular pattern. Some techniques may simply not appeal to you.

And finally, use needles that have sharper points rather than blunt points. My pony pearls are great for straight knitting, but useless for knitting together four stitches or pulling bobble loops over one another.



Subject Written By Posted
  Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces? clover04750 02/22/2009 01:19PM
  Re: Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces? Alex 02/22/2009 03:47PM
  Re: Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces? clover04750 02/22/2009 07:33PM
  Re: Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces? Alex 02/23/2009 07:15AM
  Re: Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces? KT 02/23/2009 11:45AM
  Re: Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces? Alex 02/23/2009 04:06PM
  Re: Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces? clover04750 02/23/2009 10:25PM


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