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Old 04-18-2010, 12:39 PM   #1
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:44 PM   #2
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Really pretty! Love the color!
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:37 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:14 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:36 PM   #6
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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
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:07 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:42 PM   #8
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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...
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:23 AM   #9
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Beautiful shade of purple! Nice work, coming along real good!
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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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