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« on: November 24, 2007 11:43:16 AM »

Tug on anything at all and you'll find it connected to everything else in the universe.  -John Muir

Isn't that a cool quote that also describes perfectly how a knitted item is all connected with just one, long strand of wool?  I saw that quote by John Muir painted on the wall of the San Jose Children's Discovery Museum not long after I had just completed my Muir shawl.  Crazy, huh?

But now on to what you really want, the details and pictures.  I used an unraveled J. Crew sweater I found in a thrift store, 100% wool.  Size 7 needles.  I'd say it took about a month, give or take, probably give.  It's pretty soft and warm.

There is more sentimental ramblings about how much I love this shawl on my blog, but really not much more pertantent info.


Thanks for looking!  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2007 12:11:56 PM »

absolutely gorgeous!  I've been wanting to make Muir but not sure what type of yarn to use yet.  Yours looks nice and warm!
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2007 12:28:45 PM »

Wow, that looks great! The Muir pattern is so beautiful, and your finished one is gorgeous! Smiley
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2007 01:13:24 PM »

That is so beautiful. Your knitting is remarkably even. How did you decide what size needle to use? I can't figure out what weight to use.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2007 01:18:12 PM »

This is gorgeous! I liked this pattern before, but now I love it.

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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2007 01:21:41 PM »

Ooo! I like yours better than the original.  Wink Good job.

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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2007 01:41:11 PM »

Lovely. It looks sort of heavy though, is it?

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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2007 02:59:30 PM »

Thanks everyone! 

crocodisle, no, it doesn't really feel heavy.  Actually, I'm always afraid I'm going to tear or rip it because it seems pretty delicate.  Maybe it's just the way the pictures turned out?

greyshadeofblack, the blocking probably helped make it look more even than my knitting is.  I'm not sure how I decided what size needle to try.  I think I just had a good circular needle of that size and tried one repeat and it came out looking nice and close to gauge, so I went for it. 

I didn't change a single thing of the pattern, same number of repeats and all.  I really like the pattern.  I had to have the pattern next to me the whole time, I could hardly memorize any of it, but it made enough sense I could go quick enough with only a glance here or there.  It stayed interesting the whole time.  I like doing the picots up the side as you go along and not have to do an entire boarder when you are all done.  Although, I might have forgotten a picot or two here or there, but it's not too obvious.   Cheesy
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2007 04:08:24 PM »

It looks gorgeous!!! I have been looking at that pattern and thinking about making it, but I was hoping someone else would do it first. Yours looks beautiful.

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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2007 04:32:43 PM »

oh wow. I didn't really like the pattern the first time I saw it, but this is so gorgeous.  Smiley

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