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Old 07-02-2008, 05:32 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
The needle size and pattern affects whether it's holey or not. The second pattern you listed is supposed to be that way because it's lacy the other is more solid.
Thanks Jan. I realize that, what I wondered was whether you'd double-strand (or use heavier yarn) for a holey pattern like the feather & fan, since the holes make it less sturdy to begin with. I started a double-stranded swatch of the feather & fan blanket (with some leftover 'softee baby') before I went shopping for yarn, and can't imagine it done in only a single strand.

The heavier weight yarns aren't always as soft or offer 'baby' colours, so I still ended up buying baby yarn today.
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