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Topic: Twinkle shopping tunic--yup, another one!!  (Read 3571 times)
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pinkyrican
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2007 10:29:53 AM »

Nice Job! I wish I could knit, I only crochet. Gorgeous tunic! BTW, your laundry story is hilarious!
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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2007 11:17:21 AM »

oooh very nice!  I love this book and I can't wait to knit this tunic too!  I'm glad you included the size you made.  I'm working on the evening shell right now in Lion's Brand Thick and Quick, and my gauge is too small, and I started making the medium to compensate for it (and completely frogged it already)...but I bet it may stretch like your tunic.  Maybe I should start over with the small (I'm usually a small).  Just curious, did you get the gauge to work for your tunic?
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wzrdreams
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2007 08:40:11 PM »

ok..... trying to decide which color  thick n quick to order.. such a delima.... sky blue, plum, heather green, or raspberry...

... but before I figure that out, could you tell us what size needle you ended up using? The gauge for TnQ is for sz 13 needles, but the pattern calls for sz 19.... I'm wondering if it would be nice and chunky if I double strand it or you think that would be too much? I want my tunic to be thick and squishy.... just not TOO thick.
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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2007 04:21:30 AM »

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Just curious, did you get the gauge to work for your tunic?
I didn't really check my gauge; I just started making the piece and once I was about 5 inches into it I measured to see if my gauge was close. I was getting more stitches per inch than I should have been, so the finished tunic isn't as large as the one in the book. It still stretches to fit, though!

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could you tell us what size needle you ended up using? The gauge for TnQ is for sz 13 needles, but the pattern calls for sz 19.... I'm wondering if it would be nice and chunky if I double strand it or you think that would be too much? I want my tunic to be thick and squishy.... just not TOO thick.
Good question! I used the size 19 needles listed in the pattern. My sweater is pretty chunky (more than it looks in the photo, anyway) and really warm (as in, I can't wear it until fall because it almost gives me heat stroke!). Two strands of T&Q would be too hot for me and might make the sweater too bulky.

Maybe you could hold together two stands of Woolease Chunky instead? Same yarn, and with two strands you might get something thicker than T&Q without making it overly bulky.

Hope this helps!  Smiley
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wzrdreams
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2007 08:54:27 AM »

Thanks! I like that idea..... I think I'll pop over to my LYS on my lunch break and get a couple skeins of both to swatch it out.
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