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Old 01-15-2006, 07:51 PM   #21
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You should send a picture of that to www.schoolhousepress.com . I'm sure there aren't many people who've had the tenacity to finish that one!
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Old 01-15-2006, 07:51 PM   #22
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Re: This is beautiful!!!
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Such a nice job - it looks awesome!!

I also have to admit after seeing your previous posts and the picture of the shawl, I could not resist and ordered some yarn from knitpicks to do it myself! I hope you would help if I get stuck on the instructions...but I promise, I will give you some time to breathe before I ask anything, guessing you would not want to deal with it for some time!

I would love to see a picture of you wearing it, too! I hope your DH can help you for this.....and your mom will be so happy!!
Now, this I find amazing considering how much I complained about it!

I would be happy to help you out with it. The first bit of advice I have is to use some very long bamboo circular needles, and see if you can find some with a relatively pointy tip. Also, you might want to do a few swatches to see what needle size you prefer. I used a size 6, but it will go MUCH quicker and more painlessly, I think, if you use something bigger -- maybe even as big as a 9. See if you like the fabric that results from that. I'd be interested to see how it turns out.

Finally, don't be afraid of the Sawtooth Border that EZ suggests -- it works fine w/ the lace-weight yarn, even though I thought it wouldn't hold the shape. There are a couple of changes in the instructions in the book, though. (Row 14: YF after you slip 2; Row 17: DON'T TURN!)

Wait -- a couple more things -- I had an entire hank of yarn left over, and if you're fairly new at this, I would highly recommend knitting a very small "test" shawl in order to work through EZ's instructions. If you are not a seasoned knitter, not everything she says is intuitive. Oh, yes, and after a while, you'll want to K2tog either before or after the side increases; otherwise it just keeps getting bigger, and bigger, and bigger!!

And, mostly, GOOD LUCK!!! What color yarn did you get?
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
You should send a picture of that to www.schoolhousepress.com . I'm sure there aren't many people who've had the tenacity to finish that one!
That's a good idea, Ingrid!! I'll look into doing that.
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That is AWESOME!!!
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:31 PM   #25
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Thanks, Lana! :D

BTW ... I love your signature!!
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:01 PM   #26
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Wow, you did a fantastic job with that. I admire you; I started that shawl once and got sick of it by the time I got to about the level of the shoulder blades! :rollseyes:
You had mentioned before you didn't love the Shimmer yarn. Did you get to like it better? I really love that yarn. Amazing just how far one hank of it goes, isn't it?
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Julie,

That is beautiful! Wow there are just no words!
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That is sooooo pretty

Congrats on finishing that!
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Old 01-16-2006, 11:35 AM   #29
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Re: This is beautiful!!!
Originally Posted by DotMom61
Now, this I find amazing considering how much I complained about it!
I knew it would be challenging, but I admired how you kept going at it and did not give up! :sunny: ...and look at the result; it is just sooo beautiful!

Originally Posted by DotMom61
I would be happy to help you out with it. The first bit of advice I have is to use some very long bamboo circular needles, and see if you can find some with a relatively pointy tip. Also, you might want to do a few swatches to see what needle size you prefer. I used a size 6, but it will go MUCH quicker and more painlessly, I think, if you use something bigger -- maybe even as big as a 9. See if you like the fabric that results from that. I'd be interested to see how it turns out.
I just tried that yesterday! I tried it with size 4, 6, 8 and 10 1/2 needles, and even though I started with size 8, somehow I did not feel like I was comfortable with the fabric, and restarted again with size 6!!! Now, hearing you say this, maybe I should reconsider... :thinking: On the circulars, I had a 29" long bamboo one, and the needle part felt longer than it should have been, so I was thinking to get a 24" one?...and I know bamboo is really nice, but I am not sure if they do pointy enough needles with bamboo; I will try to find one...

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Finally, don't be afraid of the Sawtooth Border that EZ suggests -- it works fine w/ the lace-weight yarn, even though I thought it wouldn't hold the shape. There are a couple of changes in the instructions in the book, though. (Row 14: YF after you slip 2; Row 17: DON'T TURN!)
I made a sample, and I should have taken a picture to double check with you. I realized the mistake at row 17, but probably skipped the row 14 - thank you!!! The question is, I think I got the idea, but the two I-cord sides of the triangle did not really seemed symmetrical, I think I am not sure where to pick up the stitches on the left I-cord side. Is it from the middle of the very left 2 stitches??

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Wait -- a couple more things -- I had an entire hank of yarn left over, and if you're fairly new at this, I would highly recommend knitting a very small "test" shawl in order to work through EZ's instructions. If you are not a seasoned knitter, not everything she says is intuitive. Oh, yes, and after a while, you'll want to K2tog either before or after the side increases; otherwise it just keeps getting bigger, and bigger, and bigger!!
Being as impatient as I was, I ordered the whole 4 skeins of the yarn they recommended at knitpicks....I got the Shimmer yarn, color Maple Leaf...Just arrived on Saturday, and it really looks very delicate. If I have left over yarn too, maybe we can start a lace scarf on the knit-alongs together, and use it that way!?

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And, mostly, GOOD LUCK!!! What color yarn did you get?
Thank you!!! I will do my best :XX: and I hope one day I can take a picture to show it to you!
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