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Hello - This is Flavio. I love knitting! I would love to try sharing bits of my life and my thoughts. Lots of love! :)

martes, abril 04, 2006

My first lace pattern!

Dear friends,

Here I am again with a new work. I have finally been able to finish a lovely lace pattern that I have found in the great book Knitting for Dummies. I just love it. It is called "Miniature Leaf". It was quite difficult at first, mostly because when you miss one of the stitches the design is ruined. Eventually I was able to finish a decent square, with a garter-stitch frame, so it looks like a lovely framed picture :) What do you think?

I chose, once again, orange yarn. It's so bright! Notice those details between the stitches... Do you like it? What do you think? I would love to hear your comments, really :) If you want me to give out the pattern, just let me know and I'll post it. I used 4.5mm needles (size 7, I guess).



Blogger Josie said...


I came across your blog via the KnittingNovices group, and I must say, your work is beautiful. And yes, if you could get me the pattern, that would be wonderful.

4/4/06 20:07  
Blogger Flavio83 said...

Hi Josie!

I am so glad you liked it! Here is what I did:

Cast on 41 stitches (or a multiple of 6 + 5, in this case I did 36+5=41)

Row 1: Knit (RS)
Row 2: Knit (WS)
Row 3: Knit (RS)
Row 4: Purl (WS)

And now begins the fun ;-) You have to repeat the [ ] part
until 2 stitches remain. First 2 and last 2 stitches of every row
are ALWAYS knit, even on the wrong side! This makes the
garter frame. PSSK is: slip 2, knit one, pass the two slipped
stitches over the knitted one). A bit trick but it works.

K2 - K1 - [K2tog, yo k1, yo ssk, k1] - K2 (last 2 stitches)
Purl through
K2 - K2TOG - [yo k3, yo PSSK (only SSK last time)] - K2 (last 2 stitches)
Purl through
K2 - K1 - [yo ssk, k1, k2tog, yo k1] - K2
Purl through
K2 - K2 - [yo pssk, yo k3 (only k2 last time)] - K2
Purl through

Start again from A to H, to desired length :)

Hope this helps. Let me know if you get stuck with anything, I might help :)


4/4/06 21:05  
Blogger Josie said...


Awesome! I'll get started on it tonight, after the kids go to bed. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and your comment. I've already bookmarked yours, so I'm sure I'll be coming by a lot. Thanks again!


4/4/06 21:19  
Anonymous Elizabeth Stabenow-Roberts said...

Hi Flavio,
Your knitting is beautiful!! I have had the hardest time learning to knit lace, but have manged to knit up to feather and fan scarves and have started a leafy patterned shawl.

Warm regards,
Lizzie in Los Altos, CA
(also on the knitting novices group)

4/4/06 21:20  
Blogger condith said...

Flavio, Outstanding! Maybe Orange is your signature color. Bright and cheerful!
Love You!

4/4/06 23:11  
Blogger Flavio83 said...

Dear Josie:

Can I place a link to your blog? :)

Dear Connie:

Thank you SO much! Yes, I really love orange! It's so bright and alive!

Dear Lizzie:

Thank you so much as well! :)


5/4/06 08:24  
Blogger Josie said...


Yes! You're more than welcome to link my blog. :) I already linked yours!


5/4/06 08:42  
Anonymous ecagirns said...

Profundamente impresionada.

7/4/06 16:39  
Blogger Flavio83 said...

Muchísimas gracias! :)

7/4/06 17:20  
Blogger k said...

Simply beautiful!

I think I'll have to add this book to my wishlist. Gorgeous work. I love your hats, too!

9/4/06 17:35  
Blogger Flavio83 said...

Wow, thank you Kaylee!

Lots of love :)


9/4/06 18:00  

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