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From April 9, 2011, meeting:

  (thanks to photographer Robyn S!)

Laura H

    The pattern is my own, which will eventually be written up and published - hopefully with several choices for sizing, which is my main problem with the original ;-)

    This shawl took approx. 1000 yards of Alpaca With A Twist's laceweight yarn, "Fino" (it's certainly more than one skein but unfortunately I don't know exactly how much of the 2nd skein was used). 

    It's knit outwards from the nape of the neck to the outside edge; no border or separate edging.

Dyeing is accomplished in the simplest way possible: Jaquard acid dye purchased from KnitPicks.com, and a crock pot.  What I do is soak the shawl first in a basin (or spare 2-gallon pitcher... ;-)), and while it's getting nice and wet, I fill the crock pot about halfway with hot water from the tap, and turn it on to High.  I boil a tea kettle full of water and add it to the crock pot - that's faster than waiting for it to get to 170*F on its own!   I added a pretty decent amount of dye since I wanted to be sure to get rid of the original colorway completely, a splash of white vinegar and a tsp of non-iodized salt (to help color intake and distribution, respectively).  Stir, add shawl, stir again gently to eliminate any potential air pockets, cover with lid.  Came back an hour or so later, and voila - all the dye was exhausted and the shawl was now blue :-)

    I rinse it gently with cool water as many times as it takes for the color to stop bleeding, then block as usual.

    (It goes without saying that once you've put acid dye in a crock pot, it can't be used for food again.)

Nini N

The yarn is Marble Chunky by Kertzer. Pattern is also by Kertzer. Acquired at The Yarn Barn in Lawrence, KS, but many STL shops also carry this yarn. Yarn is soft and nice to the touch and seems to have more body than acrylic yarn usually does.

Jean R

Charlene S

I didn't find it easy, it, at least intermediate. I used 4ply worsted with us2 needles. that is one reason it is harder. Shaping the neck with picking up stitches from below with small needles isn't fun,, the yarn wants to fray. I do love him. He was a challenge. I've named him Brut.I would like to try making one that looks like my dog who is a mix.

Jill U

The yarn is Baby Bee (Hobby Lobby) Sweet Delight Twist (a sock-weight yarn), and the pattern is Onesies for Twosies from the March/April issue of Knitting Today; I modified the pattern slightly to adjust for errata.

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