Archive For September, 2014

Yes, please

By | September 16, 2014

One of the best parts of Knitty is the Cool stuff! page. It always alerts me to stuff I want to check out further. Case in point: Everyday Lace by Heather Zoppetti. Jillian’s review had me popping over to Ravelry to check out the book’s patterns. I like the Manor Ridge Shrug, though I don’t […]

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By | September 7, 2014

Remember the stitch map I showed you the other day for the Elizabeth edging? That stitch map prompted this swatch: I think I prefer this edging over the Coronet edging; as it turns out, I’m not terribly fond of its giant eyelet. But if I were to design a crescent shawl? I might have to […]

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Instant inspiration

By | September 5, 2014

This morning I read Hunter Hammersen’s blog post on Everyday Lace, and do you know what caught my eye? Not the eloquent account of the book’s virtues. Not the pictures of the pretty projects. It was the trim at the bottom of the purple tunic. With a biased sort of lace mesh and a sawtooth […]

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Coronet, addendum

By | September 4, 2014

The original plan was to map a doily pattern and convert it to a wedge shape. But once that was done, I found I couldn’t stop fiddling. Looking at the stitch map for the wedge, I noticed that it would be possible to knit Coronet in the round without ever having to shift the beginning-of-rounds […]

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Coronet, step 2

By | September 3, 2014

Okay, this was the fun part: color-coding the in-the-round stitch maps for Coronet, using one color for the repeated stitches and another for the “extra” stitches needed to balance the pattern when working it flat. I went the high-tech route, exporting the stitch maps as PDFs and tweaking them in Illustrator. But low-tech routes are […]

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Coronet, step 1

By | September 2, 2014

Over the weekend I was seized by the need to map a lace doily pattern and convert it to a wedge shape. (You know, because I just can’t get enough charting in my life.) I chose Coronet, from Marianne Kinzel’s First Book of Modern Lace Knitting. The first step was converting the lingo. Kinzel uses […]

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