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#7/2016- CLOSED - It's a wrap infinity cowl --with Toni (TLL)
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Sep 5, 2016 16:38:21   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
I am honored to open the new Lace workshop with Toni. She will be teaching you her own designed infinity cowl and I know it will be a wonderful Class. toni has taught two of her other scarves and I am very pleased to have her back teaching another wonderful design.

A bit about the workshops.

They are free, and they are classes, not Kals. This means that they are teaching a specific project and it is taught by a teacher. It is not a discussion (KAL). If you have further suggestions or information you wish to add the the class, please pm TLL and receive her permission. Knitting has so many different ways to do things. As this is a designed by her class please don't try to use different methods without checking with her.

I will be coming in and out and will also ask that you keep the outside discussions to a minimum although you are certainly welcome to talk to each other. I will be coming around every once in awhile and deleting extraneous posts as we will be keeping this class on line in the workshops permanently.

I am Designer1234 and know many of you. I thought you might be interested that I just found out that these workshops have recieved over 42,000 hits since we started.

I welcome you all and am delighted to see you are interested in learning this class.

Please let us know that you are in. It is so much nicer for the teacher to know the number of people who are joining us. YOu are welcome to lurk but as a courtesy would you let Toni know you are reading her class. Thanks very much. Designer1234

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WELCOME TONI and all the students. The class will start tomorrow mornlng toni's time. It will have the teacher and students signed up before that time. Welcome once again.!

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Sept 25 - as the workshop is now ready to be closed - please post all your finished items at the following link


http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-425271-1.html#9676651

I would suggest everyone check out the Parade of workshops which will show the work finished by the students. Thank you - Designer12343
 
Sep 5, 2016 17:21:04   #
TLL
 
Greetings, Everyone!

Thank you so much, Shirley, for organizing and setting up this workshop. I really have not been knitting, lace or anything else, for all that long compared to many wonderful knitters on this site. I am thrilled to be able to be here again. When Dragonflylace taught her first lace workshop, I participated and was instantly hooked - line, sinker, the whole works. I love the challenge of lace. There are no two stitch patterns exactly alike and the end results are stunning!

The infinity cowl that we will be working on is a Russian stitch pattern that I found and just "had" to do something with. I hope you think that it is as beautiful as I do.

If you haven't gotten your pattern yet, please go to this link: http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-421196-1.html and follow the instructions there. It will be available for $1 until midnight US (CST).

The next step will be to collect your materials:

35 grams or approximately 310 yards lace weight yarn

US Size 4 (3.5mm) 16 inch (40 cm) Circular Needle

144 8/0 Beads - optional, but fun! (8 beads per pattern repeat)

1 mm Crochet Hook - to place bead on stitch

Tapestry Needle

Stitch Markers

Your Finished size: will be approximately 50 inches x 6 inches (128 cm x 15 cm) blocked

Please sign in here to let us know you are participating.

I will "see" you tomorrow!!!
Sep 5, 2016 17:27:17   #
Belle1 (a regular here)
 
Toni -- I'm going to try this after all. I just got some beads that I think I can match to yarn. So fingers crossed here we go.
Sep 5, 2016 17:29:12   #
TLL
 
Oh, for fun! I am so glad you might be able to make this work, DeEtta! Thank you!
Sep 5, 2016 17:31:33   #
Island Girl
 
Thank you, Toni, for teaching this class. I have purchased your beautiful pattern and I'm looking forward to making this cowl. I have ordered the lace weight yarn, but it has yet to arrive. In the meantime, I thought I would cast on with some fingering weight from my stash so that I can get comfortable with the lacework. What size needle would you suggest I use?
Sep 5, 2016 17:35:48   #
kaixixang (a regular here)
 
Remember to go with the 24-inch (60.96cm) fixed-circular if you don't have a ChiaoGoo Red Lace circular. Only note I'm going to add. Material/shape of the needle I'll leave alone as we all have our favorites.
 
Sep 5, 2016 18:10:18   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
I'M HERE! HI everyone, I managed to ban myself from the Workshop section. these new rules are so confusing. I figured it out myself and I am back able to post. So we can just carry on.

Toni - thanks for putting up with all this confusion. Designer1234
Sep 5, 2016 18:17:11   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
I will drop around later and later on tomorrow morning as I am three or four hours later than most of the US. I will post when I get up.

Have fun every one. Toni I am unable to post on the other thread so I hope you will do it so that no one misses the fun. Shirley
Sep 5, 2016 18:56:42   #
debbie pataky
 
In
Sep 5, 2016 18:57:42   #
Poodlemom2
 
I'm In. Can I substitute Fingering/Sock weight yarn for the Lace weight?? What size needle? Thanks
Sep 5, 2016 19:29:34   #
kaixixang (a regular here)
 
Poodlemom2 wrote:
I'm In. Can I substitute Fingering/Sock weight yarn for the Lace weight?? What size needle? Thanks


Use the US Size 4 (3.5mm) Circular Needle Toni recommends as size above. She's using a ChaioGoo Red Lace for the 16-inch...so you may have to go with the 24 to 36 inch fixed circular to work with your yarn if it's not the ChiaoGoo Red Lace circular.
 
Sep 5, 2016 19:40:00   #
TLL
 
Island Girl wrote:
Thank you, Toni, for teaching this class. I have purchased your beautiful pattern and I'm looking forward to making this cowl. I have ordered the lace weight yarn, but it has yet to arrive. In the meantime, I thought I would cast on with some fingering weight from my stash so that I can get comfortable with the lacework. What size needle would you suggest I use?


Hi Island Girl!

You are so welcome! This will be a lot of fun.

When you are playing around with your fingering yarn, I would suggest a US size 6 (4.00 mm - I think). See how you like the fabric. You want to be able to see the lace pattern, obviously, but you also want it to be soft and squishy around your neck. In the long run, it will be what you are most happy with. Swatching can be your best friend here.
Sep 5, 2016 19:40:47   #
TLL
 
Designer1234 wrote:
I'M HERE! HI everyone, I managed to ban myself from the Workshop section. these new rules are so confusing. I figured it out myself and I am back able to post. So we can just carry on.

Toni - thanks for putting up with all this confusion. Designer1234


YEAH!!!! I am so glad you got it figured out, Shirley!!! You go, girl!!!
Sep 5, 2016 19:42:25   #
TLL
 
debbie pataky wrote:
In


Sweet! Do you have yarn and beads? How about a photo so we can see?


(FYI - I love progress photos!!!)
Sep 5, 2016 19:47:11   #
TLL
 
Poodlemom2 wrote:
I'm In. Can I substitute Fingering/Sock weight yarn for the Lace weight?? What size needle? Thanks


Sure, you can. Someone else is working with fingering also. Please note: I have not tested this pattern with fingering weight yarn.

I would suggest size 6 (4.00 mm) needles and you could use 6/0 beads with this heavier yarn. If you use the size 4 needles with fingering, you will get a tighter, stiffer fabric.


Note: I think I told someone else using fingering to cast on 2 or 3 more repeats, but it will be larger anyway because of the larger needles. You may want to play with that to see for yourself.
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