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Old 05-14-2008, 10:12 PM   #51
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I really think with light starch, the acrylic will work for the Egeblad but not the Hemlock. The Egeblad lays out unblocked, aside from the texture. Mine's done now and will start blocking tomorrow.
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:37 PM   #52
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It's done! I just finished the crochet bind off--so much easer than binding off 900+ stitches . I wish I had done this on the other one, but it's too late now. Live and learn.

I probably won't get to block it until the weekend, but I'll try to get a good picture in tomorrow's light of day.
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:22 AM   #53
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Isn't it wonderful? I love the crochet bind off! I'm getting ready to cast on for Alita, but I think I'll be making another Egeblad in yellow, possibly at the same time. They will be different gauges so I won't have a needle conflict. Right now a Baby Surprise Jacket is hogging the needles I need for Alita.

I can't wait to see how yours looks blocked, especially with the pattern extensions!
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:45 AM   #54
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Has anyone done one of theses doily blankets in a cotton yarn?
Does it block out nicely with the lace patterns? I did a test knit
of another doily pattern with some mercerized cotton I had and liked
the result but it doesn't have too much intricate lace detailing. Just
a large spiral in the center and then a lace edging. Is cotton ok for
the more intricate patterning in Egeblad?

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Libbie --- still slowly working on my Egeblad test knit.
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I think Mary did one in a cotton mix but not sure. I thought originally all these doilies was done in a cotton crochet type of yarn. I have a knitting magazine with doilies and they all seems to be made with cotton or cotton metallic thread suitable for crochet.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:37 AM   #56
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I just received my order of Cascade Eco wool and the customs let it go through with out charging me a fortune

Now how to let DH know I bought yet more yarn
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I just received my order of Cascade Eco wool and the customs let it go through with out charging me a fortune

Now how to let DH know I bought yet more yarn
Make him his favorite food! Rub his back! Talk sweet!
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I think Mary did one in a cotton mix but not sure. I thought originally all these doilies was done in a cotton crochet type of yarn. I have a knitting magazine with doilies and they all seems to be made with cotton or cotton metallic thread suitable for crochet.
That's right! Mine's done out of about a #10 slub cotton/rayon mix. Very tiny and used size 2 needles. Mine's done but I still need to block it. Was gonna work on blocking last night but couldn't find any pins...sad for someone that's supposed to be a seamstress but they must still be packed from our move.
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Originally Posted by gargoylelib View Post
Has anyone done one of theses doily blankets in a cotton yarn?
Does it block out nicely with the lace patterns? I did a test knit
of another doily pattern with some mercerized cotton I had and liked
the result but it doesn't have too much intricate lace detailing. Just
a large spiral in the center and then a lace edging. Is cotton ok for
the more intricate patterning in Egeblad?

Thanks!
Libbie --- still slowly working on my Egeblad test knit.
I think the Egeblad will do just fine in a cotton. All of the ones I've seen were done in cotton or linen. You may need to light/medium starch it. Mom, who's done quite a few crocheted tablecloths and doilies always uses the fine crochet cotton and does the starch, says to use Niagra Spray Starch. She says that it does not have acids that will damage the fibers and will keep it blocked.
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TA DA!!! She is done! I am so pleased with this and can't wait to finish another!!!

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