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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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