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N0obKnitter 04-18-2010 12:39 PM

Dishcloth shawl (not finished yet)
 



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

Quote:

Originally Posted by blueygh2 (Post 1286155)
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.


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