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knittingymnast
04-19-2009, 05:06 PM
Hey guys! I'm back!

Started up knitting again, and this time it's a shawl.

I'm making it for my minister, and just wanted your opinion on how large I should make it. I don't have her EXACT measurements, but she's petite; maybe 5'4" or so. So, if you could help, thanks!! :muah:

suzeeq
04-19-2009, 05:13 PM
It depends what shape it is - rectangle, triangle or circular.

knittingymnast
04-19-2009, 05:15 PM
Whoops! Sorry, forgot about that. It's triangular. http://web.archive.org/web/20010725170833/http://www.balart.com/CANDLE.HTM

Jan in CA
04-19-2009, 05:22 PM
How tall are you or your mother? You can try it on and see how long it is and if you are happy with it.

Here's some photos on Ravelry with different lengths.
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/jenniferknits/candle-flame-shawl-archived
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Saltflingan/candle-flame-shawl
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/RickeScott/candle-flame-shawl
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Deedeenet/candle-flame-shawl
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/duesselhexe/candle-flame-shawl

knittingymnast
04-19-2009, 05:25 PM
Mkay. I'm probably about 5'1" or so, although I was about 4'10" a few weeks ago. :noway: My mom, though, is 5'8". I'll see.

suzeeq
04-19-2009, 06:12 PM
Make it a little bigger than you'd want it.

knittingymnast
04-20-2009, 08:23 PM
Ok. Thanks!!! :heart:

DorothyDot
04-22-2009, 11:25 PM
OMG that is BEAUTIFUL! You'll post pictures as you make it, won't you? Please??

To me, a shawl can't really be too big - you just wrap it around yourself all the more securely. So if it fits your mother, it should do for your 5'4" minister (btw, that's how tall I am). I like to take the ends of a triangle shawl and tie them then toss the ends over my shoulders - or maybe use a pin to keep it from coming open.

But a shawl that is too small? Nope, can't do a thing with it. No good, so give it to a kid.

That is sooo drop-dead gorgeous! You have really good taste. Not to mention knitting skills!

Dot

knittingymnast
04-23-2009, 05:40 PM
Ok. Thanks. I'll try. =) I'm running out of yarn and I can't seem to find the type I'm looking for. :(

knittingymnast
04-23-2009, 06:19 PM
Ok. Here's part of it. I couldn't get it downsized enough to show ALL that I have.