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  1. Hope this schema uploads correctly this time, and may be helpful to others learning the Love Knot Stitch. Edgehill
  2. The Garn's studio Love Knot pattern shawl shown here http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/us/pattern.php?id=180〈=us is a triangular pattern and allows one to start at the apex and work outward until the shawl reaches your desired length/width. I found the Garn's Studio crochet stitch pattern schema a little confusing. I have added in my own numbers, which show that one always completes the square on each row, and then double backing when starting a new row. I will try to attach my schema version that may help others. <a href=" " title="Love Knot Shawl Schema by Ardilaun, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4042/4660105620_833c93d0da.jpg" width="480" height="321" alt="Love Knot Shawl Schema"></a> Edgehill
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    Towel Topper

    Here is another site which diagrams the method of crocheting onto the towel itself with a steel crochet hook #7. http://www.myrecycledbags.com/2008/11/08/double-layer-towel-toppers/ Edgehill
  4. Two Canadian sites that I have used are Karp Styles Knitting and Crochet http://www.karpstyles.com/index.html located in Hay River, North West Territories Herrschers http://www.herrschners.ca/default.aspx located in Kitchener Ontario. Edgehill
  5. The pattern you are using will make a triangle, and you have started at the base, and are work toward the apex. In contrast, the Garn's studio pattern, in the following link with schema, http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=87&d_id=5〈=us (See this pattern on Ravelry as well) starts at the apex, and one then works the pattern downward. By starting at the apex, one can continually fit the shawl and decide if the right length and width is reached, and purchase more yarn if needed! The finished size will definitely be determined by the actual size of the Solomon's knot stitches, which should be a uniform size. If you are starting the base with 22 Solomon Knot stitches that are two inches in diameter, your finished base will be 44 inches. Great Job for your first attempt with this stitch. Edgehill
  6. I have just completed a Love Knot Shawl using the Garnstudio pattern 87-05 from their website (American style pattern). http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=87&d_id=5〈=us Initially their attached stitch diagram was a confusing array of squares together. I have attached my own stitch schema which shows the row numbers. Hope that it will help someone as the Love Knot is a beautiful stitch, but a little confusing to know how to start it. At the close of each row, one completes the square, and from row 3 on, you always double back your stitch to start the next row. The advantage of this pattern, is that one starts out at the apex of the shawl, and works outward, and consequently, one can stop at any time, and fit the shawl appropriately. I used a much finer yarn and a smaller Love knot, about 15 mm in length. I found a 12 mm knitting needle a big help in the beginning to help with guage. Edgehill
  7. Absolutely stunning diagonal shell pattern. Congratulations on deciphering the pattern from a picture, and creating a glorious edging as well. Please let the forum know if you wish to sell your created pattern. Edgehill
  8. Have a look at the Lion Brand site and this free one called the Fisherman Crochet Aran vest. There are 4 positive reviews of this pattern. http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/cfw-aranVest.html?noImages= Edgehill
  9. There are many free breast cancer patterns listed on Ravelry. If you are a member, go to Patterns, and type in Breast Cancer and choose from a great assortment. Edgehill
  10. Margaret Hubert's new book "The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet" has a Diagonal Shell pattern written out and stitch diagrammed on Page 61. This could easily be made into a baby blanket by enlarging the base chain to the required size. The pictures in this book are excellent. Edgehill
  11. Fabulous shawl. Thanks for alerting the group about this free pattern. Edgehill
  12. If you search YouTube videos under Diagonal Block Stitch, you will come across several videos that are very instructive including this one: Hope this helps. Edgehill
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    Mens Scarf

    Another possible scarf for a male would be a striped scarf - as in the Bernat Satin Striped scarf available through the Bernat web site. If you avoid pastel colors, it will be great for a scarf. http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=3114 Edgehill
  14. I understand how your hat came out like bicycle spokes since I made a similar mis-interpretation when I first started the pattern. In re-reading the pattern, it is crucial that the 2dc (3dc or 4dc) go in the FIRST SPACE between the fpdc and the dc. which will give you the rotational effect. If you simply stack the 2 dc on top of the previous dc from the row below, one will not obtain a curved cable. Hope that this helps. Just like the pattern says, the hat is divine and over 700 people have made this hat over on Ravelry. Edgehill
  15. Thanks for posting this pattern, as it is difficult to find suitable crochet male scarf patterns. Frequently, crochet scarves are too lacy for men, while yours has interesting color combos. Edgehill
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