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Old 09-03-2005, 03:33 PM   #11
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That's gorgeous Ingrid! And what a difference after blocking.
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:25 PM   #12
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Gotta add my Kudos to you Queen Ingrid--such a regal name, after all! The sweater is amazing and beautiful . Would you have to knit the sweater in a heavy wool for your daughter, could it be a blend that might be a bit cooler and lighter? I can't wear all wool sweaters that scartcha nd itch so much, so I'd have to look for a soft one, too> in case you were thinking of knitting ME one! :D
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:54 PM   #13
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I'll put you on the list! The wool I used in this sweater is dk weight, superwash. It's quite soft, though I'll wear something under it anyway so I won't have to wash it as often. I have a lot of cotton, so I was actually just thinking that a cotton pullover might be something she would like. She's coming to visit in a few weeks, so I'll see what she might me interested in.

She's been knitting quite a bit herself lately, so maybe I'll just give her some yarn to take home with her. Then she can make whatever she wants and I can keep my stuff. How selfish is that? :rollseyes:
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Old 09-04-2005, 04:06 AM   #14
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that is just beautiful!!!
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Old 09-04-2005, 07:57 AM   #15
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:18 AM   #16
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beautiful sweater, very very cool. The blocking was a wonderful tutorial for me. Does everything knitted get blocked? I am a little unclear on this subject.
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Old 09-06-2005, 04:05 PM   #17
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Ingrid, I agree...what a great lesson. I pledge to block my natural fibers from now on!!
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Originally Posted by InterNette
beautiful sweater, very very cool. The blocking was a wonderful tutorial for me. Does everything knitted get blocked? I am a little unclear on this subject.
I don't block acrylics or blends. Wool and lace definitely need to be blocked. Some people block everything, though.
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:23 PM   #19
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wow that is so pretty and what a difference thank you for posting that.. I always wonder when ya block and when ya don't have too.. very good better than good AWESOME
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Thanks.

I was nervous the first time I put a wool sweater in water to block it. I was afraid it would fall apart or something. I always steamed and stretched them. Now I know they're not so fragile.

I have two Fair Isles that I made from Encore. Those I just wash and put in the dryer. They come put beautifully. I can't get past the beauty of the wool colors, though.
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