Thursday, May 04, 2006

Here is my progress so far on the 4th day of the KAL. I am using Tencel in Summer Haze, size 5 needles. I'm pleased with the stitch definition even though I tend to knit loosely using the continental method I was taught as a child. What I am wondering is how much bigger will this get after blocking? Still loving every minute.
Sue J.


Blogger Margie said...

Sue, I am using the same yarn and it is neat to see how it will be turning out as I am only on line 3 of chart B. I am using size 4 needles as I found for me that the fives created too loose a lace for me...which I think is strange because I generally have to go up in size...

Really beautiful work.


6:41 PM  
Blogger Margaret Pittman/Heritage Yarns said...

O.K., ladies, I am going to have to have a picture of your shawls for the website when you're finished. That is working up so pretty that it makes me want to knit one with that. I am on the second go 'round with Chart B and the lifelines every 4 rows has certainly given me more confidence. Rather than dental floss, I am using 10/2 perle cotton as it is a little smoother than dental floss and finer than the tencel. Think I'll go work on it now.


8:38 PM  
Blogger fiberfanatic said...

Sue, For the best way to find out how YOUR knitting is going to block, I'd recommend wet blocking it to see how it is going to turn out. We really don't know how YOUR knitting is going to finish. If you look down the posts, you can see Margaret did this. She dampened her knitting, pinned it out, and let it dry. You can then see just how much it will stretch. Don't wait too long to do it, or your circular needle won't be long enough! Another option would be to slip all of your stitches onto waste yarn instead of leaving it on the needle.

Mary Hunt

9:51 PM  

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