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N0obKnitter
04-18-2010, 12:39 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2154/4531092149_a528c8091d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2747/4531091483_6a98564109.jpg

Lisa R.
04-18-2010, 01:44 PM
Pretty!

treegardner
04-18-2010, 02:24 PM
Really pretty! Love the color!

blueygh2
04-18-2010, 06:37 PM
Pretty. It seems to be knit a bit uneven tensionwise (or there are intended holes, besides those at the border) but I think this gives it an interesting look.

Jan in CA
04-18-2010, 09:14 PM
Pretty. It seems to be knit a bit uneven tensionwise (or there are intended holes, besides those at the border) but I think this gives it an interesting look.

She's a new knitter so it's a common occurrence. Even tension comes with practice.

Looks good Noob. :thumbsup:

N0obKnitter
04-18-2010, 10:36 PM
I knit it with pretty huge circulars, I tried to follow the instructions for size, but the "Unique" needles only list their size in metric. Egads. The needles are 8mm in diameter. According to a site I found, that's size 11. :O

suzeeq
04-18-2010, 11:07 PM
That's fine with worsted weight for a shawl, it'll make it nice and cozy/cushy even with more open sts. The sts will even out when you wash and dry it. I think it looks great.

N0obKnitter
04-18-2010, 11:42 PM
Ah, so the gapiness is because of the "huge" needles and worsted weight yarn? Can I wash acrylic? should I do it by hand?

eta: http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevs-shawl.html

She actually "calls" for bulky weight yarn...would it be possible to knit this pattern next time in a much more delicate weight yarn? I am kinda meh over using worsted/bulky...

ArtLady1981
04-19-2010, 07:23 AM
Beautiful shade of purple! Nice work, coming along real good!

suzeeq
04-19-2010, 10:33 AM
By all means wash and dry the finished item - in the machine.

I don't know if you're using the 13, they're a little big for worsted, I suggested 11s which would be okay.

If you want to use thinner yarn next time, you can, go down to a size 9 or 10 needle. But I think this one will turn out fine, nice and thick and warm.

margz3
04-19-2010, 10:49 AM
Looks so cozy! :thumbsup: I love that color purple!!

vaudiss
04-21-2010, 07:50 PM
SO glad you posted the pattern!!!! I'd been looking for a project and this got me started :)I have SEVERAL cones of cotton that I got a xmas and so I'll make a really lightweight version for the summer!!!! THANKS:yay:

N0obKnitter
04-22-2010, 12:03 AM
SO glad you posted the pattern!!!! I'd been looking for a project and this got me started :)I have SEVERAL cones of cotton that I got a xmas and so I'll make a really lightweight version for the summer!!!! THANKS:yay:

De nada, eh!:yay: