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Old 01-13-2013, 10:07 PM   #21
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Maybe I shouldn't get it since I never learned to read.

I found a copy for $7 + postage, I think it's still available. I figured it would be more of a text than a beautifully illustrated "buy me so you can never knit any of the things in me and feel guilty" book.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:04 PM   #22
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It's a good book with lots of info. There's a good index and table of contents so you'll get something out of it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:19 AM   #23
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Thank you. I got Devonshire_Cream. I have 5 girls living in the North that will appreciate one of these.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #24
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I liked the "Derecho" until I saw what it's supposed to be made of. Too many stitches on needles too small for these paws. Ugh. I still like the design, I'm just not inclined to attempt it myself.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:04 PM   #25
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For those wanting to do top-down, set-in seamless sleeves, there are some great videos on YouTube, which can be applied to pretty much any pattern (well, any pattern that has sleeves, that is).
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Don't let patterns for laceweight and small needles scare you off. Most of the time you can easily substitute heavier yarn and larger needles. I've done a lot of lace or fingering patterns with worsted and even bulky weight. There's a lot of fingering/sock weight patterns too which use a size 4 or 6, and can easily be knit on your size 7s. If you go on Ravelry and look at the projects for Derecho, several have been knit with dk or sport weight, even a couple with worsted.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Don't let patterns for laceweight and small needles scare you off. Most of the time you can easily substitute heavier yarn and larger needles. I've done a lot of lace or fingering patterns with worsted and even bulky weight. There's a lot of fingering/sock weight patterns too which use a size 4 or 6, and can easily be knit on your size 7s. If you go on Ravelry and look at the projects for Derecho, several have been knit with dk or sport weight, even a couple with worsted.
Yeah, I just wasn't sure what it would look like, or how much heavier it'd be. Looked like there was one that might've been done on a heavy worsted or even a chunky and I thought it lost something in translation. Not sure who I'd make it for either, now I think of it. But hey. Its free, right?
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Yep, can't beat the price...
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Even some of the sock weight I looked at was knit with a 5 which isn't that small. However you could use a little larger needle and be fine. Or use a slightly thicker sport or DK and an 8 and have it be nice. All that will happen is the shawl is a little thicker and bigger.
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