Friday, March 31, 2006

OranginaOrangina swatch experimenting...

So, I've been swatching the Orangina (I'm using the Rowan 4 ply cotton), and I really like the lace. A couple of things I noticed, though... First, the cast-on (I used a long-tail cast-on) needs to be really loose so that you don't lose the scalloped edge at the top. I think I'm going to cast on a needle a few sizes larger just to make sure, and then purl that first row onto the smaller needle and go from there. Second, I realize that the edge at the armholes is going to curl under and not be visible, but my stockinette edges are horribly weird, and so I'm going to slip the first stitch on each row to give me a nicer edge.

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