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Old 07-05-2009, 11:56 PM   #31
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Well, it is the 6th here today, I think I am a day ahead of you all!
I am going to do the pattern as it is, not do centre out. Because the leaves are staggered the centre back will have 2 almost whole leaves butt ends together and 2 pointy ends of leaves joined together. But then again will I be able to handle the leaves going in different directions at the ends???
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:53 AM   #32
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I'm thinking I'm going to stick with the pattern as written. I still really like it.

I'm going to cast on sometime today, just not too sure when. I have a very busy day today. I have to do a lot of cooking and getting ready for some friends who are coming to visit from out of state tomorrow. But I will cast on, I've been very ready to start!
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:15 PM   #33
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Well I am committed to do centres out. I cast on a provisional crochet cast on and have done a couple of repeats. I guess if I change my mind I can always pick up the cast on stitches and cast off!! It does not look very wide, more a stole than a shawl.
But a very easy pattern to memorise which is good.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:24 PM   #34
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I've just finished the third repeat, it is an easy pattern to follow.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:17 PM   #35
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Wow! I think you guys are going to kick my behind here! I managed to cast on and I'm on the 7th row of the first repeat!!! I just haven't been able to work on it. Won't be able to get much done tomorrow either. Hopefully after that it will pick up a bit for me.

I do think that it is an easy pattern to follow and am looking forward to seeing it as it knits up.

@lulubell-I chose to go ahead and do it from end to end because I don't know how to do a provisional cast on. If I had more time I would have learned, but this will be a busy few days and I really wanted to get it started. If I really like this shawl then I may do another one later from the centers out. As for it's size, I saw that several people on Ravelry mentioned that it was more of a stole. I'll be honest, I don't even know what that is! A small shawl, I assume? I also saw that some people added repeats to theirs to make it larger. I do think that it will block a bit larger too.

It says to block to 21" x 40". I think the width will be fine. It's the length I wonder about. I bought an extra skein of yarn (I hope) and will make mine longer if I need to.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:27 PM   #36
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I added to extra width repeats
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:55 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by maniago View Post
I added to extra width repeats
I really think that I should have. I've gotten through 2 pattern repeats and I don't think that I will get it to 21" no matter how aggressively I block it. So know I think I'm going to have to frog and add two more repeats. I'm worried about yarn though. I did buy an extra skein, but I don't think I'll have enough to add the extra.

I just ordered it from Knit Picks a couple of weeks ago. I wonder If I will be able to get the same dye lot.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:05 PM   #38
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OK. I just checked and I have 4 skeins, which is 924 yards. Do you all think that is enough to add two extra repeats to the width and still get a decent length, or should I try and get some more yarn? That's double what it calls for yardage wise, so that should be enough, shouldn't it?
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I have got 180 gr/650 metres (720yds) and I am planning on doing as many repeats as I can lengthways to a max of 60". I wish I had added 2 pattern repeats in width though.

I think you will have plenty for 24 extra stitches in width and still have a good length.

A stole is a length of lace knitting or light silky material that you elegantly drape around your upper body and let hang down the front hooked over your arms. Sort of like a scarf for your mid to upper back.

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A stole is a length of lace knitting or light silky material that you elegantly drape around your upper body and let hang down the front hooked over your arms. Sort of like a scarf for your mid to upper back.
Aaah. Then I guess this really would be a stole then wouldn't it? Thanks for the answers. Now to frog or not to frog that is the question. I think It will fall decent enough, but will I be happy?
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