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Dyeing your Lace Vase
Here's a video I made to walk you thru the process
First Blush Tips
Q: Hey Ijeoma, I keep losing track of where I am in the pattern, what should I do?
A: First off, I would mark the center stitch (I should have added that little tip on the instructions, but I think I forgot ;). I would also try either a row counter, or simply put a check mark next to the rows on the pattern as I complete them.
Q: Hey Ijeoma. The holes on my edging aren't nearly as big as the ones in the picture. What gives?
A: Make sure that when you doing your YO's, you are wrapping the yarn around the needle twice, not once. Just remember, that even though you are wrapping the yarn twice, you are only knitting into it once in the following row.
Q: Hey Ijeoma. No matter how much I try I just really can't get the hang of this whole knitted-on edging. Do you know of any other resources that might help?
A: Of course! Here's a great little tutorial on Mim's Blog. While, of course, the edging pattern that she uses in the tutorial is different than the one in First Blush, it's a great intro to how a knitted-on edging works.
Q: Hey Ijeoma. How do I get my edging to look just like yours?
A: The trick is all in the blocking. Here is how I did it:
1: Pin the top edge
2: Pin the center point
3: Pin the edging holes under the lace arrow patterns, pulling tightly (pinning them first makes them longer than the other holes, like in my picture).
4: Pin the remaining holes somewhat tightly, but not as tight as the ones under the lace arrow pattern.