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Old 08-12-2005, 07:14 PM   #1
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Hi, newbie here with a question.

I am knitting a shawl (my 5th ever project, and the first one for myself) with yarn I was given as a gift (3 balls of a verigated pink acrylic) and as I near the end I've measured it, and have decided it isn't big enough. Can I knit it again on larger needles and get a larger shawl, using the same amount of yarn? :XX:

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Old 08-12-2005, 07:46 PM   #2
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You will get a larger shawl on larger needles, but it will take more yarn.
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Old 08-12-2005, 07:47 PM   #3
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Probably not. Larger stitches need more yarn, so even though there will be fewer of them, you'll still need as much yarn.
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:30 PM   #4
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so...
If I do "unknit" it, and do it again on larger needles, will it be smaller? I haven't any way to get more of this yarn. Should I resign myself to giving this one to my 7 year old?

Here's a picture of where I am so far:
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Old 08-12-2005, 10:16 PM   #5
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If you use bigger needles, it will get wider, but you will need more yarn as everyone has said. I'm sure your daughter will love it.
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I cast it off last night, all that's left is to weave the ends in.

I gave it to my daughter this morning (tail still hanging) and she loves it!

I will post a picture of it on her after I get the ends tucked in.

Thanks for your help!

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Old 08-13-2005, 02:04 PM   #7
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It's very pretty. I'm sure she'll love wearing it! :D
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She loves it!
:XX:

She loves it!

(Sorry for the quality of the photo, its a borrowed camera.)
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