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Old 05-12-2008, 06:14 PM   #41
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Ok, it's blocked. I have it drying right now, but I took a ton of pictures of the entire blocking process and posted it on my blog. http://minou14.livejournal.com/9873.html

It came out at exactly 48" using the original pattern. I am in LOVE!

Just love the blanket and your "Blocking Tutorial"! Thanks a bunch~
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:50 AM   #42
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YIKES! Doing the k1,p1,k1,p1,k1 in the 5 yos is driving me batty! Kinda tricky! It's either my inexperience with the technique or a fussy, impatient husband getting on my last nerve!
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Alrighty then! I got it!!! Don'tcha just love how I question and answer myself? LOLOL! Slowly and carefully, one stitch at the time!!!
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:52 PM   #44
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Those 5 yo's made me crazy too. It wasn't until I was halfway through that I started wondering if the Hemlock Ring version would also work. Make two or three yo's and then drop all but one before doing the k1,p1's. Either way you end up with a bigger hole than a single yo would give. The Egeblad way gave me sort of lumpy hole edges that weren't such a problem on the Hemlock.

Are you finding the same thing?
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:56 PM   #45
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Please don't tell me that the bind off is the same as the Hemlock, have not looked that far in the pattern.
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:32 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by Minou View Post
Those 5 yo's made me crazy too. It wasn't until I was halfway through that I started wondering if the Hemlock Ring version would also work. Make two or three yo's and then drop all but one before doing the k1,p1's. Either way you end up with a bigger hole than a single yo would give. The Egeblad way gave me sort of lumpy hole edges that weren't such a problem on the Hemlock.

Are you finding the same thing?
Haven't finished the hemlock yet... so not sure but am using two totally different fibers. The hemlock is a soft medium weight worsted cotton/acrylic and the egeblad is this tiny #10 slub cotton so I know the egeblad will be rougher. I just need to finish SOMETHING! LOL! I'm on round 83, so soooooooon!
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:35 PM   #47
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Please don't tell me that the bind off is the same as the Hemlock, have not looked that far in the pattern.

I don't think so, the Egeblad has a crocheted bind off. I still need to finish and bind off my Hemlock. So little time.....I seriously envy the Yarn Harlot's solitary mountain cabin routine!
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:45 PM   #48
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Another option is to [k1, YO, k1, Yo, k1] into the single yo - this gives a nice smooth edge to the hole.
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:14 PM   #49
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Mary,

I was thinking of using the same technique we use in the center flower portion of the Hemlock ring to create the bases of the petals. Instead of nine increases in the double yo, do five to make the peacock eyes in the border of the Egeblad. I think the point of the extra yo's in the Hemlock is to give enough room to work those increases. I don't know that it really makes that much difference to have to work those stitches actually in separate yo's like the Egeblad pattern says to. When I used heavier wool, it left these annoying lumps at the bases of my stitches.

Karina,

The Egeblad bindoff is very easy. Crochet goes quickly and it's just making chains. I used single crochet and then made chains of five since eight was leaving HUGE loops around the edge and I didn't like the look of it.

http://baxterknits.blogspot.com/2007...-bind-off.html

I also found a very good photo tutorial in Marianne Kinzel's First Book of Modern Lace Knitting. If you have any questions on how to do it, let me know and I'll go through the steps in more detail. When I did it, it says to slip the knit stitches off the needle after you've done the single crochet to bind them together. I actually left them on the needle and kept working along the cable until I made 5-8 scallops and then slipped them off all at once. It's easier than working right at the edge of the needle. I used a smaller hook than what I knitted with, like about 1mm smaller, and it worked great.
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:49 PM   #50
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Do you guys think Caron Simply Soft would work on these..I prolly couldn't block it though hrmmm? I made the Hemlock out of 100% wool and it was costly for me...and I'd like to make more for Christmas gifts so I want them to be easy to care for and not break my budget...
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