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tigercub_wabbit
« on: September 27, 2006 01:47:12 PM »

Hello. I'm working on a baby blanket for friends who are gonna turn into parents, around the 17th.
I've decided to do it in a feather & fan lace pattern, with 5 repeats of the lace and garter st. borders- 5 sts. on each side, and 5 rows on each end. thing is- I've noticed that the cast-on edge is getting wavy because of the lace pattern- longer on the decrease sections and shorter on the yo's section.
the yarn is 55% nylon, 45% acrylic
is it blockable? will blocking even help? what is the best way to block it?
*Edited to add: will the cast-off edge be wavy as well? if so, do you think I should leave it wavy as part of the design?*
thanks so much, ofcourse, when it's finished, there will be pictures (hopefully with the new baby girl aswell, when she comes.)
p.s. I don't know if it matters, but the yarn calls for 3.25-4mm needles ( according to the tag) an I'm using 5mm. needles.
THANK YOU!
Tal
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EllenKnits
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2006 03:31:46 PM »

My experience with F&F is that the cast-on and bind-off edges are supposed to be wavy.  I don't think you'll be able to block anything that isn't mostly man-made material.
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CatieD
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2006 05:17:23 PM »

Feather & fan is my all-time favourite knitting pattern and I think the wavy edge adds to it's charm.

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soozeq
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2006 05:44:28 AM »

The feather and fan pattern is supposed to have wavy edges - that's the `fan' part.

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