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soozeq
« Reply #480 on: March 22, 2006 11:17:27 AM »

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As far as i know acrylic doesn't really stretch much when blocking. but i'm not an expert.

Roe

I've never blocked acrylic - just throw it in the washer and dryer and it fluffs up.

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« Reply #481 on: March 22, 2006 12:24:51 PM »

a very wooly yarm (75% new wool 25% acrylic)

With 75% wool it should block some however it is hard to be sure without knowing where that 25% acrylic is. Sometimes it is all blended together but once in awhile it is actually wrapped around or something.

I would definately not throw it in the washer & dryer with that much wool - unless of course it is "super-wash" treated wool.
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« Reply #482 on: March 22, 2006 09:59:33 PM »

Helenmay, I made my Clapotis out of Lang Tosca-  55% Virgin Wool/45% Acrylic, and it was 3 sts = 1 inch, so I had to cut out a few repeats- and its still huge!  I used 8 skeins (800yds!) to make the size I had.

When I blocked it, it grew quite a bit. So I think yours will probably grow a bit too.



Hope that helps!

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« Reply #483 on: March 22, 2006 11:19:22 PM »

it was 3 sts = 1 inch, so I had to cut out a few repeats- and its still huge! 

Hi Emms! Do you remember how many repeats you did?

Thanks for the help everyone! Helen
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« Reply #484 on: March 22, 2006 11:35:45 PM »

I am pretty sure I did about 7 repeats of the Section 3 ( the straight rows)

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« Reply #485 on: March 23, 2006 06:17:07 AM »

a very wooly yarm (75% new wool 25% acrylic)

With 75% wool it should block some however it is hard to be sure without knowing where that 25% acrylic is. Sometimes it is all blended together but once in awhile it is actually wrapped around or something.

I would definately not throw it in the washer & dryer with that much wool - unless of course it is "super-wash" treated wool.

Of course not. I was talking about 100% acrylic, replying to Roe --

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As far as i know acrylic doesn't really stretch much when blocking. but i'm not an expert.

Roe [/quote]

 I sorta overlooked the previous post that it was mixed with the wool.

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« Reply #486 on: March 23, 2006 10:58:16 AM »

lasandri -- love your clappy!  Sent you a PM to get more info on eBay seller.
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« Reply #487 on: March 30, 2006 08:26:48 PM »

wow, everyone's clapotis are so nice!  Mine's about 50% done.  Hope I can finish very sooN!
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« Reply #488 on: March 31, 2006 10:52:15 AM »

I know this isn't a revelation for those that have finished, but: this is a LOT of stockinette y'all! If you hate stockinette, do not make a clappy! I'm only in the first repeat of the section three and I just. want. lace! or a stuffed animal. Seriously, I think every other UFO in my house will get done in between repeats. Either that, or I'll power through and my wrists will give out.

How did everyone else handle it? Power through or procrastinate?
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« Reply #489 on: March 31, 2006 11:08:59 AM »

I know this isn't a revelation for those that have finished, but: this is a LOT of stockinette y'all! If you hate stockinette, do not make a clappy! I'm only in the first repeat of the section three and I just. want. lace! or a stuffed animal. Seriously, I think every other UFO in my house will get done in between repeats. Either that, or I'll power through and my wrists will give out.

How did everyone else handle it? Power through or procrastinate?

Mine was my Olympic project so I powered through in the sixteen days! Would've been fewer if I hadn't run out of yarn and needed to order more! I actually enjoyed watching it grow. But the repeats did get to be a little redundant.
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