Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2011

unikatissima's Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2011

The pattern is published! :)

It’s time again: unikatissima’s Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2011 can start on December 1 ;-))
This time we will knit a shrug or a scarf/a shawl, just as you like.

This year everythings works a little different: the actual pattern consists of 6 little patterns that can be knitted in whatever order you like.
To get the surprise feeling of an Advent calendar the 6 little patterns are named block 1-6 and are meant to be selected by rolling a die :)

But of course you can arrange the little patterns in advance to get a design that you like.
To get inspiration you may want to look at the project descriptions (read more further below).

You find the Advent calendar at ravelry (where else? ;-))

    Part of it is a file that contains

  • the terms of use (valid as well for the announcement file as for the actual pattern later)
  • an instruction on how to make a shrug from a rectangle (with pictures) and
  • descriptions for 4 projects I made with the pattern.

My terms of use are also available in German.

The project descriptions contain e.g. the sizes of the four items, the used yarns and how much I needed, the needle size etc.
If you’re a ravelry member you can use the links to the used yarns via my project pages, additionally you can look in the group unikatissima what yarns were used for the last Advent calendar.

Additionally you find on the same page more PDF files, in fact the actual pattern with a chart and written instructions and a file with the German legend to the chart.

Addendum: I made all projects with a provisional cast-on for reasons of symmetry and today I eventually found a tutorial for this :))

I always have to cheat a little bit when picking up the stitches, because one ‘looses’ one stitch. Cheating means here that I knit sometimes stitches together and sometimes I make 1 by picking up the loop that lies between the stitch just worked and the following stitch and knit into it to fake a yarn over. It just depends on how the original first row looks.

If you have problems with my cheating technique, you can simply knit a couple of rows in garter stitch to ‘hide’ every unevenness.

I hope that everybody will enjoy the knitting again! :)

 


Links:
unikatissima’s Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2011 (Lace Holly)
Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2010 (Lace Christmas Rose)
Project pages for Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2010
ravelry
group unikatissima at ravelry

Provisional cast-on (Techniques with Theresa)
=> ‘mine’ is the Open, a.k.a. provisional, cast on

Here at unikatissima:
Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2010
unikatissima’s Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2010
Entry: ravelry

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