Monday, March 12, 2007

More Duchrow

I find the Christine Duchrow patterns fascinating. This one is in Volume I of the Lacis series, "The Knitted Lace Patterns of Christine Duchrow," Leaflet 25, design 1. I knit it with Clark's Big Ball thread, size 30, ecru, on US1 needles. It took one full ball (550 yards) and part (a quarter?) of a second ball. It is approximately 28 inches in diameter.

Duchrow's instructions call for three purl rounds before the bind-off. If I were doing this again, I would purl a round, knit a round and purl a round before the bind-off to reduce the curling. As with several Duchrow patterns, the bind-off instructions in this one are vague; all she says is to bind of in chains and picots. I crocheted off in groups of three stitches with a five-stitch chain in between.


5 comments:

Daniela said...

oooooh, how beautiful! Great job!

Greetings from Germany
Daniela

Kat said...

It's beautiful! I haven't tried any of Duchrow's patterns yet, but after seeing yours I might have to buy one of the books of her patterns.

Louisa said...

It's gorgeous, SUe! The bind-off looks just fine - at least from this distance. I do love geometric designs.

NancyMaria said...

Now you've done it! I just have to open one of three books I have of hers and get busy!
Your work is exquisite. Thank you for sharing.
NancyMaria in Chehalis, WA

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely beautiful