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« on: May 09, 2006 01:02:36 PM »

hi,

I want to make a summer shawl.
Will shawl knitted from cotton or silk looks good?
Because I know they are not as elastic as wool.
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2006 02:11:56 PM »

I'm making a shawl from laceweight cotton. It's not finished yet, so I don't know how it will act when I try to block it, but I like how it's turning out so far.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2006 09:17:25 AM »

I think you can make a shawl out of whatever you want.  Silk would drape really well, but cotton would work too.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2006 07:29:24 PM »

cotton will work, but if you have a choice, i would go with the silk as it tends to have a longer fiber length and hence be stronger. 
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