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Fancy Stripe in Knitting #23

Which looks best?
The swatch on the left shows Fancy Stripe in Knitting before I blocked it. I love the way it  looks like cables and lace.  I also like the puffiness of the design.
This swatch has been blocked. The pattern now lies flat and doesn't look like it has a cable.
I think if I was making a scarf, I wouldn't block it and just let it drape naturally but for a shawl I'd probably go ahead and block.

The pattern isn't hard but the repeat is hard to remember. All the even rows are the same so correcting mistakes is easy. Download the pattern from my website


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 9th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
Very Interesting
I think this is super Cindy. I totally agree with you, the unblocked is just as lovely as the blocked version!--WEG
May. 9th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
fancy stripe 23
I love the unblocked version. It would be terrific in a scarf!
Aug. 30th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
Love this
I love this pattern. I first found it on ravelry, and then ventured to your site. I'm using it and (a few others I found here) to create a spa set (oversized cloth, bag, and perhaps soap sack) for some friends I'll see for Knitter's Day Out in PA, in September. Thanks for publishing these! They're great.
Aug. 12th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
Let's Be Wishy-Washy
You know, it's really hard to say which is better... you're right, the cable-y effect in the first is mesmerizing. But the blocked version really shows all of the work that went into making the pattern. Not to mention, the clear definition of the lace. I guess this answer is wishy-washy, but it's a subjective question :o).
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