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« on: April 19, 2004 08:05:50 PM »

Well, this shawl didn't turn out quite as pretty as I was hoping - is it just me or does it look like it's made of cat hairballs?
http://psycserv.mcmaster.ca/~domingm/craft_pics/hairballshawl.jpg
The yarn is a new one by Bernat which isn't yet listed on their site  and it was about $5(Can) for a 50g (60yard) ball
here's the label
http://psycserv.mcmaster.ca/~domingm/craft_pics/label.jpg
It was my first chance at something with alpaca that wasn't outrageously expensive.

The shawl is knit on US15s and the pattern is: cast on 3, on each  row  K1, yo, K to end of row.  until you run out of yarn.  (I used 3 balls of this stuff.)
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2004 10:16:50 PM »

OK, first of all that shawl looks NOTHING like hairballs...and i would know, I have two of them! (cats, that is, not hairballs).  In fact, it's rather lovely and I would wear it with pride.  The pattern sounds really easy...i might have to try it myself.

I've never seen that type of bernat either-i'll have to keep my eyes peeled.
Anyhoo, it's gorgeous, don't be silly.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2004 10:54:59 PM »

Yeah don't be silly! Looks more like mold.

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I'm just kidding around, it's really beautiful and looks vintage-ish in my opinion. It's one of those things I'd see someone wearing and jealously covet. Great job:)
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2004 10:14:47 AM »

That's gorgeous, I really love it!

How long were the 15's you were using?  I never made a shawl before and I have no idea of the length that you need in order to make one.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2004 10:40:37 AM »

They were only 12" (maybe 14") The shawl is pretty holey though - the yarn is listed as superbulky but most of it is really more like a fuzzy worsted (and then there are the hairballs).  Also the shawl isn't super huge.  If I wrap it around myself it doesn't quite cover my arms to the elbows - so if you wanted a big shawl you're probably better off using a circular
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2004 09:10:07 AM »

I think it's gorgeous!

I am knitting a shawl-ish thing at the moment...it's on circulars... kinda like what NotMartha posted a while back...
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2004 06:38:49 PM »

I want to make a triangular shaped shawl...but I'm a little confused as to how you did it....how many stitches did you cast on?  It says 3 but I don't get it...mind you, I'm still a novice...

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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2004 06:44:53 PM »

Starstruq - If you cast on three you will probably increase on each row until it's as big as you want it. Good luck!
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2004 06:57:34 PM »

increase by one each row? Grin  I feel so stupid for asking...thanks for your help!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2004 09:48:51 AM »

yep, that's exactly right - you're starting at the bottom point, that's why you only cast on 3.  then you increase one each row with a yarn over (or yarn forward if you're Canadian/British) after the first stitch.
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2004 11:53:49 AM »

oh that doesnt look like a hairball- come over here ill show a HAIRBALL!

but seriously my sister and have used that "pattern" to make hair scarves and i even made 2 tiny triangles and one big one to make a bikini for my baby last year- it wasnt really for wearing just for a joke
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2004 02:44:45 PM »

I'm making a hairball shawl too! I cracked up when I saw this...
I'm using the same pattern, but knitting into the front and back of the first stitch instead of using YO. My yarn is Paton's Divine, which is sooooo soft. Everywhere I take it, people hold the ball of yarn and pet it like it's a cat... haha, gotta love the animal-deprived college students.
Haha, that's funny!  I'm using Paton's Diving to make the shawl too!  What color is yours?  I'm doing mine in Deep Earth.

And that's so true about college students Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2004 05:35:09 PM »

makes me think... if you had a long-haired cat that was shedding, and knew someone capable of spinning yarn, couldn't you knit something out of actual cat hair?  i mean, sure, if anyone found out what it was made of they might be grossed out, but it would be a really fine, soft yarn, and wouldn't cost a thing....
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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2004 06:20:09 PM »

you know, you totally could.  I used to have a long haired cat, and once after brushing her I absent-mindedly rolled the hair from the brush into a long snake - like a thick piece of yarn.  Then I threw it away Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2004 08:21:57 PM »

ooh, i bet that would make some really soft yarn! both of my cats have long, very soft hair. i probably could have made an entire wardrobe by now, just from all the hair i have to clean off my furniture. and here i've just been cursing under my breath whenever company was coming and i was forced to clean the hair off the furniture. lol.
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« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2004 05:30:48 AM »

It does not look like a hairball! It looks fun and homespun (in a good way.)

But if you're unhappy with it, you could undo the castoff, buy more yarn, and start decreasing, and make a baby blanket or a throw- just a thought. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2004 06:11:49 PM »

I love my kitty as much as the next girl, but it would be sort of creepy to wear her around all day in sweater form  Wink   Plus my kitty is such a prima donna, she would just die if we showed up somewhere wearing the same thing!!  I'll stick to wool...I doubt I'll be running into any sheep any time soon.
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2004 07:38:10 PM »

How many skeins of the Divine do you think a good sized shawl would take?  And what else do you think that yarn you look nice in?  I just love the orange Dream-sicle color.  Maybe a small throw?  Don't know yet.
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2004 10:43:00 PM »

well, i basically walk around wearing my cats' hair all day anyway.  at least maybe if i were wearing a sweater made out of cat hair, whatever i picked up from cuddling wouldn't show so bad... Smiley
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