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KnittingCommuter
Chatty Knitter

USA
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Posted - 06/16/2006 :  5:34:47 PM  Show Profile Send KnittingCommuter a Private Message
LilyBeth, I truly agree with you that laceweight yarn is impossibly difficult. I ordered Kid Silk Haze and Inox #6 needles from an internet site for my first lace project (a simple scarf)--rec'd it today and am ready to give up already. Think I will put the yarn aside for now and start with a thicker yarn. I truly admire the skill it takes to produce such lovely things with such unbelievably thin yarn!! You are an amazing group. By the way, I ordered the yarn yesterday from Kaleidscope Yarns (www.kyarns.com) and rec'd it today. Is that superfast or what???

Ducky's Mom
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Calamintha
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Posted - 06/16/2006 :  5:51:20 PM  Show Profile Send Calamintha a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by KnittingCommuter

I ordered Kid Silk Haze and Inox #6 needles from an internet site for my first lace project (a simple scarf)--rec'd it today and am ready to give up already.



I just finished a stole that I designed with Kid Seta which is practically the same as Kid Silk Haze and it is not the easiest yarn to use. Are you using the Inox Grey needles or the Inox Express? I used the Inox Greys and I think the Express would probably be too slippery for this yarn.

You might also think about using a larger needle with this yarn. I wanted a very open, drapey effect so I used a size 9 but if I had to do it over again I would probably use a size 8.
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KnittingCommuter
Chatty Knitter

USA
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Posted - 06/16/2006 :  6:38:51 PM  Show Profile Send KnittingCommuter a Private Message
Calamintha, I got the Inox Grey needles, not the Inox Express as I figured they might be like the Addi Turbos...and I knew I couldn't handle that with a lacy yarn. I don't know if I could handle this yarn even with a larger needle. It's so fragile looking. As you can tell, I am disappointed -- I really wanted to try lace knitting. Guess I was more concerned about the ease of a pattern and figured I could tackle the yarn. Well tomorrow I will head out to my favorite yarn shop and see what I can find. This place has two floors of yarn and the owner has been in business forever. Hopefully she will stear me in a better direction than I did on my own. It does make me feel better when an experienced knitter like you says that the yarn I chose is not the easiest to work with.

Ducky's Mom
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Calamintha
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Posted - 06/16/2006 :  9:21:31 PM  Show Profile Send Calamintha a Private Message
I have done quite a bit of lace knitting and the Kid Seta did give me conniptions a few times. It works better on some types of stitch patterns than others. On the main pattern I used I had to do s2kp2 and I was constantly chasing those first 2 stitches up the needle. It is fairly difficult to frog also. So don't get discouraged!

If you want to try another laceweight yarn, see if they have Zephyr. It is a wool/silk blend and easier to use than the KSH.
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