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Old 02-14-2011, 11:25 PM   #1
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I just completed this Sirdar Indie Wrap and mine is not as wide as the one in the book. It is ribbed, so do I block it now or....?
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:35 PM   #2
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Did you use the same yarn and needle size? What kind of yarn is it?
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:43 PM   #3
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I did. I followed the pattern exactly. The yarn is chunky.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:51 PM   #4
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http://ramwools.com/catalogues/fall-...dar-indie.html

Here is the link to the pattern - I have copy pasted from the website url.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:13 AM   #5
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Well you may need to block it out wider. Try that and see if it grows enough. The pattern says it's only 12 x 43, is that close to the measurement you got?
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When I flatten it, the wrap measures 12" across. But it's very
springy and does not stay flat.
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Then try blocking to see if it stays flat, as long as the fiber isn't acrylic.
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Do you mean the edge is curling? Because you only have a very narrow border I think the edge is going to curl quite a bit. I think gentle steaming may help.
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Lately we dicussed to use hair conditioner on real wool, if you want it to mellow out and lose the "spring". Careful, it may work really well *grin* maybe try it on a swatch first.
But it depends on what yarn you used. Acrylic may be harder to "tame" than wool.
In any case: wash it (with or without detergent?), lay it flat to dry and maybe even block it. You can repeat the procedure as often as you want to try different stretches.

oh, and count your stitches to compare with the photos. Sometimes the photos are just simmilar to the pattern given and not really the same. That can be very annoying (especially when the differences are very visible) because you do not get what you were intending to get.
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