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In a previous post in October, knitting easy lace shawls was discussed. The pattern for knitting the shawl shown below came free from Knit Picks and can be found here.

I made two scarves from this pattern, and then got a bit more ambitious, using the same pattern, but repeating the lace row four times across instead of twice, resulting in a 16" by 83" shawl.

This pattern is versatile; according to the number of lace repeats, the shawl can be knitted as either a scarf, or by using more repeats, a shawl can result.

While listening to Episode 74 on the Knit Picks Podcast, it was a learning moment to listen to author Kay Meadors discuss her new book "I Can't Believe I'm Lace Knitting". The book was on my Christmas wish list, and DH let me open up this present early.

Author Kay Meadors says her passion is lace knitting, and after looking through this new book published by Leisure Arts, one is convinced of her love of knitting lace. It is a good read, with 12 projects included in this paperback. Each project is given in order of difficulty. I can't wait to try one of her intermediate patterns in the book and find a new challenge.

Here is a picture of my finished Knit Picks 1-2-3 Shadow Scarf Pattern, incorporating a 4 repeat row shawl, made from a fiber 70% wool and 30% soy. I wore it to church yesterday, and liked the warmth and the fact that it felt like a comfy warmer around my neck and shoulders, and not like a blanket which many shawls can mimic.

You won't believe you are lace knitting when following the simple directions given in the pattern.

Maybe you might even want to start one of the more challenging project in Meadows' new book about lace knitting.


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Comment by Nancy on April 26, 2009 at 5:48am
Thanks, Cellogirl; I have made three of them thus far in differing widths and lengths. They are fun to do! Give it a try!
Comment by cellogirl on April 26, 2009 at 5:22am
Your shawl is really beautiful!! will have to give lace a try, you're inspiring me!! Thanks!!
Comment by Nancy on April 25, 2009 at 3:18pm
it is here:
http://nancymccarroll.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-cant-believe-im-lace-knitting-by-kay.html
the picture is of the blue scarf; I used six repeats of the pattern....let me know if you still cannot access it, Susan. Thanks!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 25, 2009 at 2:01pm
Nancy, I don't see the scarf picture. I even checked your page, and it isn't there either. Did you forget to upload it. I've used that pattern myself, and wanted to see how you used it.

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