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« on: December 29, 2011 05:31:07 AM »

so my local hobby store were having a sale on yarn. 1 per ball, 50g per ball, normally over 4 per ball etc...
I got enough Sidar Flirt 80% bamboo yarn (I love working with bamboo) for a shrug for my little person, and went back the next day to get more for me lol...

ok. I learned to knit as a child but only learned more than the basics in the last month.

This shrug took me a few evenings of knitting, and has shaping, raglan sleeves, ribbing, button holes and a tighter knitted edge. it has flaws, but I am sooooooooooo very proud of it.
unfortunately, when it was done up over her dress, the big bow on her dress made it look like my five year old had grown boobies.







one question, can you  block bamboo? if so, how?!
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011 06:56:25 AM »

Well done!

And such a pretty little model!

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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011 08:15:53 AM »

Don't you just love that sense of accomplishment?  Good job! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011 11:16:00 AM »

100% bamboo wet blocks really well. It's amazing for lace, but be sure that if you need it a specific size that you measure well, it stretches like crazy when wet.

If that other 20% in your yarn is acrylic you might have to steam block it instead, but I'd try wet blocking first. If it springs back a lot when you take out some of the pins you can just pin that section back out and steam the whole thing.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011 12:17:42 PM »

100% bamboo wet blocks really well. It's amazing for lace, but be sure that if you need it a specific size that you measure well, it stretches like crazy when wet.

If that other 20% in your yarn is acrylic you might have to steam block it instead, but I'd try wet blocking first. If it springs back a lot when you take out some of the pins you can just pin that section back out and steam the whole thing.

thanks, the other 20% is wool.... so wet blocking only I think!
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