EZ Circles Shawl

Ok guys I'm attempting my first lace shawl for a friends wedding. She's a lovely Greek girl marrying a lovely Greek girl. Now I've gotten up 280 stitches and EZ claims that I can just toss a lace pattern in there using alternating rows in lieu of purl rows. Would one of the resident lace gods suggest a traveling lace patter that would look good in the round and is not too difficult? I've done an inner circle of diamonds so something angular would be nice. I've got 48 rows to work with.




Any lace pattern can be converted to a round project. All your purl rows that would normally occur in a pattern done 'flat', you will simply knit.

That said, you might try any one of a number of lace patterns. Remember, though, that you will have to deal with your increases being built into the lace business. That will take a bit of math on your part but it's not hard. You might take a look at Mario the Magnificent's Queen Anne Lace shawl that he just published on here to see how he navigates through his increases. You'll see that those increases are part of the pattern itself.

If you keep your pattern simple, say, something like one of the original Shetland faggot stitches which are usually just 2-4 stitches in length, repeated each and every row, then you can just add your M1's or YO's with impunity and noone will know the difference from the back of a galloping horse.

Yell if you need some of those patterns. I have reams of them.

~Mike in Tampa (where we had a perfectly magical sunrise this morning . . .)
Yahoo Id: stickywarp2001

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The shawl only has 6 increase rows 5 of which have already occurred. EZ touts this as being an inordinately simple way to knit a shawl. Basically you increase in the round to double the number of stitches and knit out a number of row that increase the radius of the shawl in proportion to the increased diameter. So I actually don't have to worry about increasing stitch number (Thank everything holy) I just have 40 rows, then double to 576 stitches and then another 40 or 50 rows.
Any pattern you have Mike would be most appreciated.


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It's a PI shawl so you want a pattern that doesn't increase or decrease over the vertical span of the pattern - preferable one that divides evenly into 48 rows and the 280 stitches. Say you find something that is 14 stitches wide x 12 rows. you would do the pattern 20 times around and 4 vertical repeats.

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Here are a few. Before you start to add ANY pattern to your work, SAMPLE, SAMPLE, SAMPLE. Don't screw up your work by adding a pattern that you'll end up hating (appearance) or hating (actually knitting it!)

Feather (While this is only 7 stitches, 2 of them will make up Mario's 14 st. calculation and 6 sets of this two-row pattern will comprise the 12 rows.

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Yo, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1, yo, k1
Kiwi (14 sts. / 12 rows)
NB: St. count varies from row to row; Row 1, 3 & 11 have original 14 sts.
R1: yo, k2-tog, k3-tog, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, k3-tog-b, ssk, yo, k1
Row 2 and all even numbered rows: knit
R3: yo, k3-tog, yo, k7, yo, k3-tog-b, yo, k1
R5: yo, k2-tog, yo, k1, yo, k2, sl 2-k1-p2sso, k2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k1
R7: yo, k2-tog, yo, k3, yo, k1, sl 2-k1-p2sso, k1, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k1
R9: yo, k2-tog twice, k3, yo, sl 2-k1-p2sso, yo, k3, (ssk) twice, yo, k1
R11: yo, (k2-tog) 3 times, k1, (yo, k1) twice, (ssk) 3 times, yo, k1
Cat's Paw (7 sts. / 6 rows)

R1 & all odd rows: knit
R2: K1, k2 tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1
R4: K2 tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk
R6: K2, yo, sl 1-k2 tog-psso, yo, k2

~Mike in Tampa
Yahoo Id: stickywarp2001

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If dont like the pattern coming up... try this pattern! Just another may you like! Name of the pattern is "Flower Basket Shawl" Free pattern HERE..Iam working on mine right now..So easy to knit and simple!

(copy and past this site for Free pattern)