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Topic: DORMANT: Star Baby Blanket~Along (w/pattern link)  (Read 208511 times)
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« Reply #480 on: September 30, 2007 04:56:57 PM »

Great job Mishymishy I love the colors you used.
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« Reply #481 on: October 01, 2007 01:27:05 AM »

Hi, I need some advice on where to go from here with this star blanket.  I like the rainbow colours but my husband thinks they're too busy - its a blanket for a friend.  Now I can't decide.  I'm also trying to make up my mind whether to do more rows of black, or more rows of colour before doing another row of black, or whether to alternate them from now on.  What do you think?  I'm in an indecisive mood and I need some opinions to help me make up my mind - please help!  Here is the work in progress:

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« Reply #482 on: October 01, 2007 05:04:39 AM »

I say ignore husband!  I would do more rows of color before you do more rows of black (the black is a neat contrast!)
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« Reply #483 on: October 01, 2007 06:41:17 AM »

I love the rainbow colours! I have to agree and say ignore the husband too. Maybe you could increase the black at it gets bigger, rather than just one row?

What yarn is it you're using? I really like it Smiley
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« Reply #484 on: October 01, 2007 08:27:56 AM »

I think maybe try to pick out another color from it, like the yellow, and do several rows of that then do a row of the black between each color change.

I am almost done with mine, 6.5 rows to go.
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« Reply #485 on: October 01, 2007 11:34:13 AM »

i like the rainbow colors and the black. and i agree about doing a thicker stripe of black for the next stripe. looks good to me though Smiley
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« Reply #486 on: October 02, 2007 12:04:39 AM »

Thanks everyone!  What I have gone with so far is black row, 3 rows rainbow, single black row, 5 rows rainbow, I'm now going to experiment with two rows black and see where I get from there.

The yarn is Courtelle Chevy premier - that doesn't really mean anything to me - I bought it cheap off ebay - 500g for 5.45!  I like the colours but it isn't the softest of acrylics which is a bit of a shame, if i wash it with fabric softener after its finished do you think that will soften it up?
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« Reply #487 on: October 02, 2007 07:32:37 AM »

The yarn is Courtelle Chevy premier - that doesn't really mean anything to me - I bought it cheap off ebay - 500g for 5.45!  I like the colours but it isn't the softest of acrylics which is a bit of a shame, if i wash it with fabric softener after its finished do you think that will soften it up?

I used some patons fab and tried washing it (it's a seriously rough acyclic) and found it came up a lot softer although it was knitted and didn't really drape - I'd think crochet would be even better.
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« Reply #488 on: October 02, 2007 02:04:40 PM »

I say ignore husband!  I would do more rows of color before you do more rows of black (the black is a neat contrast!)
I agree... black always makes a good contrast when you're working with bright colors (or any colors for that matter...). It gives it a 'stained glass effect'.

As to softening it up, just wash it a few times and use a lot of fabric softener. I mostly use acrylic (some of it is really, really rough). I just throw it in the washer a few times in a row and use extra softener and it usually comes out nice and soft out of the dryer.
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« Reply #489 on: October 02, 2007 02:45:06 PM »

You use a lot of (liquid?) fabric softener?  or the clingy sheets?

I avoid acrylic because I cannot stand the way it feels, however, the cost would be great!!!
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