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Knitted lace - thank you for the tips Jean Gottaknit
Thu 4-Aug-11
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Jean, thank you for the links, I can see I won't be getting anything done today..

Tracey, if you've never heard of  something it doesn't make you stupid, simply uninformed, don't put yourself down!

I'll try that again!

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Tracey, if you've never heard of  something it doesn't make you stupid, simply uninformed, don't put yourself down!

TA " it was said very tongue in cheek but thank you.  big_hug  People who have met me will tell you modesty is NOT a fault I suffer from.  whistle 

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big_laugh Good for you!

I'll try that again!

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wave  Love it Tracey.  big_laugh

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Gorgeous shawl Celia, have to admit to never blocking anything I've made. but I can see the point of it..might give it a go next time - would that stop the items stretching out of shape when i wash them?

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Terrier said:

Gorgeous shawl Celia, have to admit to never blocking anything I've made. but I can see the point of it..might give it a go next time - would that stop the items stretching out of shape when i wash them?

Not a big problem with stuff like cardis and sweaters - you just need to dry flat like the handbook says,and give them a bit of a pat from time to time while they are drying. In fact that is all I generally do with those sorts of things - they don't need the big production number. In fact if things stretch out of shape when you are washing them, you are possibly being a bit overenthusiastic!

 

It is different with lace, since it needs to be stretched out every time, since the natural instinct of wool is to pull in and go fluffy and you need to let it know who's boss every time. All of this applies to wool, or mostly wool blends - with synthetics, I don't really know. They behave differently when they are around water and warmth, so I haven't got the experience to tell you.

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Lovely shawl Celia- I'm very tempted to try some lace knitting, not sure my brain will cope....but it is so lovely....

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

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KateUK said:

Lovely shawl Celia- I'm very tempted to try some lace knitting, not sure my brain will cope....but it is so lovely....

I agree totally, it is gorgeous. Looking forward to getting alpaca wool to try. Next year probably.cheers

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