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Old 11-21-2007, 11:03 PM   #1
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do you wear them?? They look great on people i can't seem to stop looking at them and wanting to make them BUT it's something that I wouldn't tend to wear. I made one I really like a while back and so far it just lays around the house. I've never worn it out. Now I'm using Malabrago lace to make another. It's retangle so I might use it...just wondering if anyone else has this problem. Maybe I should stick with socks...

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Old 11-22-2007, 06:27 AM   #2
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I guess it depends on the person. I don't really wear them that much, but considering my collegiate wardobe consists mostly of sweatshirts, it's not that surprising.
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Old 11-22-2007, 09:39 AM   #3
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I love to knit shawls they are so pretty...but as of right now I don't have any to my name...I keep giving them away except my moon dance and mom requested it for a shadow box...I'm not really a person who would wear shawls but you can also wear them as a scarf and I would do that...I'd prolly find a way to wear it as a wrap as well...maybe my next one I'll keep
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:25 AM   #4
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I will be knitting myself a shawl early 2008 (I hope). I have two I purchased in Mexico a few years ago and I wear them in the winter (SW Fla). I usually keep them in the car though so I have something to cover me up during and after my kids swim practice. I tend to wear capris and polo shirts to practice and once the sun sets it gets chilly enough to cover up. I love them and can't wait to make my own. I don't think it matters what you wear them with, ie jeans, shorts, sweats, etc as long as you are comfortable.

I will say they are not easy to wear while knitting...

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Old 11-22-2007, 11:57 AM   #5
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I've made a few and wear them around the house, may take one to work for when it gets chilly.
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:27 PM   #6
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I love shawls and wear them all the time, and have since I was in college (okay, from 1975 to 1979 :D) None of mine are fancy lace. They're just right to throw over a sweatshirt during our usual winter "it's almost cold enough for a jacket but it'll be too hot in the store" weather. Most of them are triangles that can be rolled up and used as a regular scarf or thrown over my head in our rare bouts of *really* cold weather. Two skeins of Homespun, some #10 or 11s and/or a K or L hook, and a day or so will do nicely.

By the way, the world's simplest shawl pattern if you've got pretty shiny yarn like that...make the first half of a dishcloth! The yarn overs on the edges make a nice place to hook on the fringe.
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Old 11-23-2007, 02:11 PM   #7
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I also love shawls and those short little capelet-thingys. They're very feminine and flattering.

And for those of us menopausal, this is the Only way to go to cope with those pesky hot flashes! It's sooooo easy to toss off a shawl, then pull it on again once that fire-within goes off.

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Old 11-23-2007, 03:17 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Becky Morgan View Post
By the way, the world's simplest shawl pattern if you've got pretty shiny yarn like that...make the first half of a dishcloth! The yarn overs on the edges make a nice place to hook on the fringe.
What's a nice yarn to make one 'shiny'? I made one out of Woolspun and I love it, but it can be too bulky at times. It's REAL warm, but making one on a smaller, thinner scale sounds nice. Anybody have a favorite yarn to make one out of?
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Caron Simply soft has a nice sheen to it; it's a thinner worsted, but you can go up to size 10-10.5 with it for a nice airy, lacey shawl.
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:16 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Caron Simply soft has a nice sheen to it; it's a thinner worsted, but you can go up to size 10-10.5 with it for a nice airy, lacey shawl.
Do you know roughly how many skeins it would take with Caron Simply Soft? It takes roughly 3 skeins of Woolspun, but I"m not sure if it would be the same?
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