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Old 06-02-2007, 03:15 PM   #31
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The Estonian Garden Wrap is done.. will block today and hopefully have pictures tomorrow...
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Old 06-02-2007, 03:58 PM   #32
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Native American Butterfly Shawl from Folk Shawls
I am really taken with the Butterfly Shawl pattern and would love to hear from any others who have knit this successfully. The yarn called for is somewhat beyond my "yarn budget" at the moment and I'm hoping someone can recommend a less expensive (read cheaper ) substitute.

I have never knit a shawl before, my experience has mainly been blankets/afghans, scarfs, and 1/2 dozen or so aran sweaters.

I've recently started knitting with a group of ladies one or two nights a week and was pleased to realize that it's quite normal to have a number of projects on the go - at present, cotton dischcloths, an aran sweater, the Irish Hiking Scarf and soon the shawl :grin:
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:48 AM   #33
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Oof, just discovered my files are too big now. Will try again later.
My files are always "too big", so I have an account on flickr and get the url from there.
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The Estonian Garden Wrap is done.. will block today and hopefully have pictures tomorrow...
Yes, pics please! I can't wait!
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I thought (for my warm climate) it might be nice to make a shawl in Peaches & Cream cotton. Has anyone done that? Taken a regular pattern and done in cotton? If so, how did you like the way it turned out?
I haven't made much from 100% cotton but I did make a dishcloth that didn't block well, and that doesn't seem to convenient for a shawl because the lace ones always need to be blocked. Just my two cents.
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[quote=carmabelle1191;869920]My files are always "too big", so I have an account on flickr and get the url from there.

Your Flickr pics won't show up unless you edit the URL.........is it OK for me to share how??????? I don't know.............

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I posted some photos of the Estonian here.. but I'll put a different one up on this post...:happydancing:
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I am really taken with the Butterfly Shawl pattern and would love to hear from any others who have knit this successfully. The yarn called for is somewhat beyond my "yarn budget" at the moment and I'm hoping someone can recommend a less expensive (read cheaper ) substitute.

I've recently started knitting with a group of ladies one or two nights a week and was pleased to realize that it's quite normal to have a number of projects on the go - at present, cotton dischcloths, an aran sweater, the Irish Hiking Scarf and soon the shawl :grin:
I tried to google the shawl but couldn't find any photos.. to see what yarn they used.. I don't have the book but the patterns I did find were very pretty so I added it to my wish list on Amazon .. can you tell us what yarn it calls for? Usually with a wrap/shawl it is pretty easy to change the yarn...


LOL my new Year's resolution was one main project.. one small project for the car.. umm yeah my sig below tells ya what all is on my needles..:rofling:
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Arielluria, your dog is the cutest! And of course, I love the socks. It seems to work now, if it didn't before. I forgot to mention that you have to put img quotes around them. Sorry!
Dustinac, I love the color of your shawl, and the lace looks perfect! Great job!
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Dustinac, the yarn called for is Tahki Cotton Classic - 18 skeins of it, the gauge is 20 sts/24 rows = 4". I was leaning toward Cotlin from Knitpicks but am open to any suggestions.

I'm sure you'll enjoy the book, there are some lovely shawls to choose from.
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Dustinac, the yarn called for is Tahki Cotton Classic - 18 skeins of it, the gauge is 20 sts/24 rows = 4". I was leaning toward Cotlin from Knitpicks but am open to any suggestions.

I'm sure you'll enjoy the book, there are some lovely shawls to choose from.

That would work.. I've never tried it before.. I have used the shine and it works up really pretty too.. so does Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece but it is more pricey... elann.com has some good cotton's .. and littleknits.com.. I'm using breeze by Crystal Palace on a tank right now and like it.. used Sonato from elann's to make my little girl a tank and it worked up well too..
Can't wait to see what you chose
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