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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Fan Lace

I was drooling over cherylsterling's Fan Lace that she showed on Ravelry. She figured out the technique from just studying a shawl that another Raveler, Corsica, had in her projects. She persisted until she got it. Then she did a tutorial and uploaded the video to You Tube. You can find it here:
It is a great tutorial, easy to understand and I was able to duplicate it without any problems. Here's a pic of part of my scarf stuck under the lid of my scanner. The top is the cast on, which I should probably do something about to make it more sturdy. Was concentrating on the technique, so will add a nicer edge next time. The left and right sides look identical. I used the midgauge machine because the standard wasn't available to me when I wanted to give it a try. I don't think it matters which gauge you use. I knit it with Mary Lou's Schuss Plus 100% wool, which I'm glad I used so that I could block it. Came off the machine looking like a poofy glob of yarn. I pinned out the points and steamed it pretty hard.
Isn't it yummy? I am anxious to try another yarn and see what it looks like. Oh, by the way, it turned out to be about 11" wide by 60" long using 6 groups of 3 in work/6 out of work needles, plus 3 at the end. I think it will be a nice size to wrap around my neck and tie once. Yea! Thanks Cheryl!!!