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Conquering the fiddley start

Holding it steady

Starting a project with lace weight yarn and only a few stitches is annoying because the yarn flips and flops everywhere.  I just added a weight and was much happier.  If you are knitting the Daybreak Gold Shawl, try this.  Check out the classes tab above to get the scoop on the Charlotte Yarn Knitalong using Zephyr yarn.  You can make any shawl you wish.  I’ll be sharing some lace knitting tips.

Another failure—The socks I started for Steve this month turned out to be too little to go onto his foot.  This is the result of trying so hard to fit his dainty ankle.  New sock knitting rule:  Steve gets simple ribbing and arch shaped foot knit with a yarn that feels great in my hands.  That way—-we both win.  I get simple, mindless knitting and he gets a pair of socks.

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2 Responses

  1. that weight looks like a great idea..

  2. Jane – So glad that the flip/flop issue wasn’t just me! I decided to start the garter stitch section of the shawl so that I could get your help with the ruffles/picot edging during the knit-a-long sessions – and I found the shawl was really hard to begin! But I agree, once there was enough weight to the piece, it stopped flipping and flopping…

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