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Old 04-10-2007, 09:39 PM   #41
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Cookworm, that would be a good color, here's mine as of today:


And here's another close-up, the color is a bit faded here:


I really do notice how it looks like a peace lily, more so than a candle flame.
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:48 PM   #42
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It's really pretty, Conti! Your grandma sure is lucky--I would love this shawl knitted for me! What size are your flames? This knitted up bigger than I thought it would be; bigger than the original pattern picture looked. The nice thing is that the swatch that I knitted up went really quick, so I think a full size shawl would knit up pretty quickly.
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Thanks, they are 2'' wide and 3'' tall.
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:04 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by VictoiseC
Um, did I miss it... I don't see the required yardage/yarn for this shawl at the instructions. I'm trying to figure out if I have enough yarn somewhere for this....
Vic and Amber--no, you didn't miss it. There is no listing for total yarn requirements in this pattern, nor are there dimensions listed for the finished shawl. I'm guessing what happened is that only a sample was knit for the purposes of providing a picture for the pattern, so nobody knows how much yarn would actually be needed, and since there are no finished dimensions of a full-size shawl given, it's nearly impossible to try to figure out how much you'd need.

Conti said he's using 5 hanks of WOTA bulky (which is 685 yds.). I was planning on initially buying around 550 yards or so of yarn for this project, if either of those numbers help anybody with regards to yardage.

Amber, the pattern I'm using is located here:
http://web.archive.org/web/200206240...com/CANDLE.HTM

and there are corrections for rows 19 and 20 listed here at this site:
http://www.knottygirls.com/jenlablog...eflamecorr.pdf
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Originally Posted by cookworm
it's nearly impossible to try to figure out how much you'd need.
That was what I thought at first, but I figure 5 hanks will be enough. That was what I had, so I'm going with it!
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Originally Posted by ContiKnitter
That was what I thought at first, but I figure 5 hanks will be enough. That was what I had, so I'm going with it!
I think 5 will be plenty. I knit shawls a lot, and although they may differ somewhat in size and pattern, I typically use between 500-600 yards, so that's how I came up with my number.
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:36 PM   #48
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Lifelines
Is anyone using lifelines with your shawls?
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If I use Plymouth Encore yarn, which is 200 yds...then should I figure on 3 to be safe? A total of 600 yds?
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MerryKnitter- I'm not using a lifeline, and I would buy 4 or 5 just to be extra safe.
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Thanks Contiknitter...I certainly don't want to run short! I have to say that I am really sold on Lifelines...being a new knitter, I have made a ton of mistakes and fortunately did not have to frog all the way back...due to the lifelines! Since you seem to be the furthest along on this shawl, are you running into any of the problems with the pattern that other people have been? From what I've read from your posts, you are not finding mistakes in the pattern, right? I just want to make sure that it's right before I start it! LOL!
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