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Old 11-02-2013, 11:59 AM   #21
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In addition to stitch markers and counting I also suggest using a lifeline. That way if you do have or frog a bit you can just frog back to the lifeline if necessary.

A lifeline is a piece of finer weight smooth yarn, crochet cotton or in a pinch you can use unwaxed dental floss. On a row with no errors you put the lifeline on a yarn needle and thread it through the stitches on your needles. Make sure it's long enough it won't pull out! IMPORTANT- make note on your pattern what row it's on and how many stitches. You may need that info. You can add more lifelines as you go or move that one up, but always make note of changes.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #22
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:33 AM   #23
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Yay Cowl nearly finished. Next is throwing it in the machine to wash and block it....question..how do you block the cowl? The pattern doesn't give any measurements. I planned on washing it in the machine since the yarn is machine washable.....
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:43 AM   #24
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If it's machine dryable, you can put it into the dryer on a low setting. If not or if the yarn doesn't say anything about the dryer, you can estimate comfortable measurements around your head and neck and block the cowl stuffed with towels to about those measurements. Let it dry completely with the towels in place.
Congrats on finishing! Hope we get to see a photo.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:53 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
If it's machine dryable, you can put it into the dryer on a low setting. If not or if the yarn doesn't say anything about the dryer, you can estimate comfortable measurements around your head and neck and block the cowl stuffed with towels to about those measurements. Let it dry completely with the towels in place.
Congrats on finishing! Hope we get to see a photo.
Funny you should say that it IS tumble dryerable.. But how do you block it if you put it in the dryer? I must sound really stupid to you all asking loads of questions lol

Do you want the pictures before or after blocking lol! or both?
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Is is acrylic? Acrylic doesn't block easily and sometimes doesn't stay blocked. If it's a hat, cowl, scarf I just throw it in the dryer and call it done.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:48 PM   #27
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Is is acrylic? Acrylic doesn't block easily and sometimes doesn't stay blocked. If it's a hat, cowl, scarf I just throw it in the dryer and call it done.
75% Acrylic, 25% Wool

The yarn is StyleCraft Life SuperChunky Love this yarn its so soft

Ok..so wash and stick in dryer boom done. Now i just hope i have some wool detergent type thing at home...that might be an idea to check eh? thanks guys you've taught me something new. Prob should've been common sense but I like to check just in case i do something stupid and ruin all my hard work. Awesome peeps. Now I can just throw that in tomorrow morning before work and hey presto I have an FO Pics tomorrow - unless you want to see it now.
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The symbols on your yarn ballband mean to wash at 40 degrees, tumble dry on low. Here's a key to the symbols.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laundry_symbol
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:20 PM   #29
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The symbols on your yarn ballband mean to wash at 40 degrees, tumble dry on low. Here's a key to the symbols.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laundry_symbol
Thanks :-) that is something i DID know lol
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:00 PM   #30
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Ok forget the symbols im confused about my mother's washing machine!
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