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Feb. 3rd, 2005 @ 03:58 pm (no subject)
The last post motivated me to finally wash the vinegar out of my laceweight merino from handpaintedyarn.com. It's in my bathroom drying now with the aid of a fan. Hopefully I can at least swatch this weekend... although I'm having my doubts about swatching. I like to swatch lace because it gives me a chance to learn the pattern, but part of me wants to just jump right in and cast on for the whole thing.

I'm doing the Irish Diamonds Shawl from Folk Shawls, in a slate blue.
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lucy life
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Date:February 5th, 2005 12:26 pm (UTC)
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I think if you are quite sure that your gauge is approximately right, you can just jump right in. The gauge will not matter greatly because it is a shawl, and not a fitted garment :) If the neckband seems to be too small when you cast on, just treat the started shawl as your swatch and find out which alterations you need to do.
Good luck - I want to start the same but only have 3/4 of the yarn needed because the yarn is so durned expensive - same as noro kureoyn, 80 danish crowns/50 grams :o!!