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Old 08-25-2013, 04:59 PM   #11
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Are you still binding off? If you're doing the BO I think you are, she said in the video it takes about 3x the yarn of a regular BO. I hope you have enough. I'm sure you do.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:01 PM   #12
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@GG - No worries, I bought a LOT of this yarn . Fell in love with the color and, not realizing it was fingering weight, purchased a whole bag of it @DTurner, I did not keep track of the hours, but I would guess the time for bind-off was in the six to eight hour range

After I began the bind-off, I realized that my needles were not pointed enough, so I found, thankfully, some circulars for lace knitting (the LYS here is more geared towards quilting). This yarn is pretty sticky, and while binding off I discovered that tugging on the two stitches before inserting the left needle to knit them together was really helpful.

I used a crocheted picot edging for the neckline, size E hook. It did not draw the stitches in enough to my liking, so I am now in the process of redoing that using a size C hook.

When I tried on the shawl, I found out that ruffles can be quite heavy; drawing up the neckline will be important to help keep it on the shoulders, and I think a shawl pin might be very useful.
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1400 stitches?! I didn't even know that was possible... Wow... Quite a job!

Pretty colours - is there some red in there or is that because of the flowers in the background?
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Originally Posted by KnitBeg View Post
1400 stitches?! I didn't even know that was possible... Wow... Quite a job!

Pretty colours - is there some red in there or is that because of the flowers in the background?


There is no red, but there is a purple color. Although Araucania Lontue has colorways, there are no dye lots; the skeins can differ quite a bit within the same colorway. Here is a link of the yarn that is closest to the skeins that I used.

Araucania Lontue 6
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Oh my oh my! Another inspiring work of art here at KH! This is spectacular!

I love the pattern and the yarn and the colorway!
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