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sweaterbrau
« on: June 04, 2007 01:17:50 PM »

I'm a knitter by nature and currently I'm making a lacy drop-stitch shawl with Rowan kidsilk haze. It's pretty open and airy and quite stretchy, but thus far it isn't knocking my socks off. I can do some basic crochet stitches and I was wondering...if I did a shell stitch all around the outside of this shawl would it take away its stretchiness? I want to keep this thing as loose as possible...I don't want to do the shell stitch if it means it'll tighten up the edges.

Replies are much appreciated! Grin
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jacquiw
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007 04:26:06 PM »

If its knit and its stretchy it probably won't make a difference to crochet around it. Its probably better if you did a crab st or reverse single crochet around it. This may keep your edge from stretching further but the item as a whole no.Have you thought of fringing it?
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