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Mystery Stole

post #1 of 120
Thread Starter 
Anyone else a part of this? Membership closes for the summer ont he sixth so...

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mysterystole3/

It's way cool, but you get a million emails so don't sign up to receive them unless you really want to be reading instead of knitting...
post #2 of 120
Looks very cool! I love how she is giving everyone time to read the new HP book! I have never knit lace yet but I am anxious to see your progress on it!
post #3 of 120
It looks so interesting, but I'm a newish lace knitter. I might opt out. Hmmmm. What a decision.
post #4 of 120
Hmm. I signed up for the last one and never did it- since last year, though I've got into lace. I MIGHT be feeling better by then too...
post #5 of 120
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I am certainly not a lace expert really. I have worked the monkey (knitty's sock) into a scarf with a tight gauge, and done the swallowtail shawl from IK. This, so far, is miles simpler than the Swallowtail. I am only on Clue one, but so far there has only been K and P, obviously, YO, K2Tog, and SKP (Slip one, Knit one, Pass slip stitch over) oh, and there have been just a couple where you slip, k2tog, then pass slipped stitch over.

But the Swallowtail, which really I have heard is a fairly good beginners lace, has P5, and that was a beeyotch for me.

I am really enjoying this one and as soon as I finish clue one I will post pics on my blog.
post #6 of 120
I'd love to join in but I don't currently have any laceweight yarn and I'm too poor to buy any!
post #7 of 120
How much yardage is necessary? I'm kinda poor right now, but this is interesting...
post #8 of 120
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A little over 800 yds is recommended. 900 to be safe. Misti Alpaca lace and KP lace are both pretty durn affordable if you ask me!
post #9 of 120
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I am using this, only hand dyed for me in greys and blues . One hank would be enough at only 3.99~

Oh, and the designer recommends black or white or grey to stay in "theme" not that you have to, but you could use the bare undyed perfectly!

Woops! Edited to add the link...
post #10 of 120
So, I, um, joined.

I swatched last night and had loads of fun!

Question-I need to go buy needles. Planning on buying circular needles. What length should I get for this project?

Bella Babe-Do you have pictures yet?
post #11 of 120
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When I finish the first clue, about 20 more rows, I will take a picture. I would like to lightly block, with a life line between each clue to get WIP pics.

I will post to my blog when I do!

And watch out, this is highly addictive!!!
post #12 of 120
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Originally Posted by Bella Babe View Post
When I finish the first clue, about 20 more rows, I will take a picture. I would like to lightly block, with a life line between each clue to get WIP pics.

I will post to my blog when I do!

And watch out, this is highly addictive!!!
I know!

This was a spur of the moment decision for me. I do not know if the yarn I had in my stash(given to me by my sister, no info)is laceweight or not. It is pretty thin, like my sock yarn. Anyways, I stayed up last night until 12:30 knitting the guage swatch and blocking it. Very unlike me. I LOVE my sleep!

I cannot wait to see your pics!
post #13 of 120
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Me too! You need to post pics! I didn't even swatch. I knew I liked the weight I had on the needle size I picked, So I felt adventerous...
post #14 of 120
What size needles are you using?

I swatched on size 5's and think I may go up another size. I am a tight knitter. What length of circular needles should I buy? Pics are on my blog.
post #15 of 120
Thread Starter 
I like your swatch! I am using laceweight on size 4s nak, more later
post #16 of 120
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my size 4's are I think 36 inc circs, KP options.

If I, ahem, had an excuse to buy new needles atm I would get addi's new lace needles....fyi.
post #17 of 120
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my size 4's are I think 36 inc circs, KP options.

If I, ahem, had an excuse to buy new needles atm I would get addi's new lace needles....fyi.
Heehee! Thanks! I hope my LYS has them.
post #18 of 120
I signed up earlier today - glad I found you here. I'd rather chat with a few than thousands! I've still got to find some yarn and then get started. I've got loads of lace yarn, but not in the recommended colours. Should I stray? Or spend a bit and get something in a nice slate grey?
post #19 of 120
nak-

My LYS sucks! They didn't have the addi lace needles, lace yarn was pathetic, only a couple of KPS patterns(none of the ones I wanted), tons of fun fur/novelty/acrylic. :

Anyways, I think my yarn is more of a fingering weight. I am not in love with the color but it is what I have so it is getting used. My mom would love it, I will probably give it to her. I am just excited for this project!

friendtoall-welcome! I am using blue-swatch on my blog. I think you should use whatever you want. I would love a nice slate gray!
post #20 of 120
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that's too bad aurora. : Why not get some KP shimmer? It's their lace weight silk/wool blend and it's yummy. and I am sure you could find some addi lace needles online as well, though I am really please with my lacework on KP options. Like I said I am doing this one on size 4s and it's fine.

KP could be your cyber one stop shopping! (I know, I know, I am an enabler. And no, I don't work for Knit Picks...)

Friendtoall, I am not doing it to Melanies suggestion wither. I have some lovely laceweight dyed for me by a mama here in a magic ball swap months back that has just been waiting for this. Shades of blue, grey, and a mushroomy brown. I think it will be lovely and If I really adore the pattern I will just do it again in white or black for an authentic experience, lol
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