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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Melon Stitch Shawl


Just finished the Melon Shawl. Blocking truly is a magical thing. I loved this shawl before I blocked it....now I adore it. I used Louet Kidlin Pixie (laceweight in color Grasshopper) which is a double strand yarn...one is kid mohair/nylon the other is linen. The double strand took a tiny bit of getting used to, but after that it went well. I used Inox size 7 needles and wished I had some Knitpicks sharpies to knit with. The Inox are sharp-ish but the cable kept kinking back up on me. I tried the heat treatment but it didn't last long. The Kidlin softened up considerably after washing in Eucalan and blocking.

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