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Mar 5, 2013 09:21:17   #
MargieA
 
Ravelry: April Showers Scarf pattern by Purl Soho
www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/april-showers-scarf
This is the scarf I have been working on. I am using Cascade Pima and Addi Turbo size 7 circular needles.

My problem isn't understanding the pattern but that I have such large holes at the top of each shell or flower, whatever you call the design in the pattern. another person on Ravelry has used the same yarn and hers looks so uniform.
I knit on the tighter side usually.

Do i have to knit sooo tight when knitting the four stitches together?

Still haven't gotten beyond ten or 12 rows in pattern but can see it is not coming out looking similar to pictures. Should I choose different yarn, something stiffer?

I am not a quitter, but am considering looking for a different pattern. This is the one my daughter liked though.

All of you are so knowledgeable that I hope you give me some advise. Thank you, Marge
 
Mar 5, 2013 09:29:18   #
Juneperk (a regular here)
 
MargieA wrote:
Ravelry: April Showers Scarf pattern by Purl Soho
www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/april-showers-scarf
This is the scarf I have been working on. I am using Cascade Pima and Addi Turbo size 7 circular needles.

My problem isn't understanding the pattern but that I have such large holes at the top of each shell or flower, whatever you call the design in the pattern. another person on Ravelry has used the same yarn and hers looks so uniform.
I knit on the tighter side usually.

Do i have to knit sooo tight when knitting the four stitches together?

Still haven't gotten beyond ten or 12 rows in pattern but can see it is not coming out looking similar to pictures. Should I choose different yarn, something stiffer?

I am not a quitter, but am considering looking for a different pattern. This is the one my daughter liked though.

All of you are so knowledgeable that I hope you give me some advise. Thank you, Marge
Ravelry: April Showers Scarf pattern by Purl Soho ... (show quote)


I see it calls for size 7 needle, not circular. Could the circular be pulling to make your holes bigger? I really have no idea. Try it on straight needles and see if there's a diffference.
Mar 5, 2013 09:31:08   #
MargieA
 
Also thought to use bamboo needles which grasp yarn more. Thanks
Mar 5, 2013 09:50:37   #
Juneperk (a regular here)
 
Don't pull out what you have , but try anotheer scarf on straight. let me know what you found out..
Mar 5, 2013 10:09:25   #
jinx (a regular here)
 
You need to keep that stitch snug. Try keeping the next stitch or two snug also. That will help close the hole.
Mar 5, 2013 10:14:46   #
MargieA
 
Will try today. Thanks June.
 
Mar 5, 2013 13:03:10   #
CathyAnn
 
I knit everything on either circulars or dpn's. The fact that you're using circulars won't make holes bigger. I think that you would be helped if you used more pointy needles. I knit a lot of lace and use ChiaoGoo Red Lace needles. For me and many of my lace knitting friends, the ChiaoGoo's are the "go to" needles for lace. The points are similar to that of Signatures - very sharp- which make knitting yarnovers, decreases, etc. easier. The Red Lace are close to half the cost of Addi's, and are a better needle for lace IMHO. (And the cable will not kink or curl.)

I'd like to add one more point to consider. In some lace designs, some yarnovers end up being bigger than others, and are consistently that way. I think it has to do with the placement in the design that does it. If you look at the Holbrook shawl designed by Dee O'Keefe. You can see an excellent example of this in the body of the shawl, the triangle section of the back.

In checking out your pattern, there are two yarnovers next to each other at intervals, and they look slightly bigger than the others, or perhaps it's the angle of the picture. I'm not sure.

Edited: I just thought of something else to point out. If you closely examine the work of expert lace knitters, you will see irregularities in their hand knit lace. It's the nature of it, I believe, because we are not machines. Why don't you take a picture of what you're doing and post it on here so we could see? If you're anything like me, you're being very hard on yourself! :-D :-D :-D


Mar 5, 2013 13:22:01   #
MargieA
 
CathYAnn.

Where did you buy your ChagoGoo needles? Marge
Mar 5, 2013 13:36:29   #
CathyAnn
 
MargieA wrote:
CathYAnn.

Where did you buy your ChagoGoo needles? Marge


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