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Feb 1, 2011 13:13:27   #
VeronicaK2P2
 
Hi,
I knit a lovely shawl for my daughter but it keeps falling off her shoulders, and she said she'd wear it more if it stayed on better. It's basically a big rectangle. I was wondering about some type of fastener or maybe working on it again to create some type of taper so it would fit better.
Any suggestions.
Thanks!
Kathy
 
Feb 1, 2011 13:35:22   #
Ann from Il.
 
Order a shawl pin (fastener) from Annie's Attic. This worked great for my granddaughter's shawl.
Ann from Il.
Feb 1, 2011 13:36:09   #
KnitLogical
 
Hi Kathyretired

Most yarn stores carry some kind of shawl fasteners, however I bought some fancy hair gadgets from Walmart for a dollar and they work great. Everyone admires them. Mine are approx 5" long tapered like swords with a type of keyhole on the end to which I have attached knitted fuschias.

Gracie
Feb 1, 2011 15:30:49   #
cyeager
 
If the shawl has yarnovers along the edges, you could try using decorative buttons; simply sew two buttons together back to back (it'll look sort of like a cufflink) and simply slip the button through the yarnover.
Feb 1, 2011 16:21:52   #
jjkinfb
 
They have shawl pins or even use hair sticks- i've seen some pics with chopsticks for a little drama
Feb 2, 2011 15:12:12   #
Claire
 
I use hair barrettes, as long as the "stick" part is slim enough to slide through the yarn.
 
Feb 2, 2011 16:04:38   #
Joan Stehman
 
You absolutely need to go to a knitting shop. I just saw some absolutely beautiful shawl fasteners in one. I know there will be one your daughter will love.
Feb 2, 2011 16:06:35   #
Joan Stehman
 
I am vacationing, but my daughter told me about a scarf she saw that was rainbow colored, with plenty of fringes throughout. The woman was selling them for $25. Does anyone out there know of such a pattern or what kind of yarn would have been used? Thanks.
Feb 2, 2011 18:36:47   #
glnwhi
 
Its most likely art yarn, I came across a bunch on clearance I have made several for my grandaughters and for gifts each scarf comes out different they live them. I just cast on enough stitches to make it as wide as I wanted and knit every row until it is as long as I want. I made a white one that had just a sprinkling of black in it that one looked so elegant.
gln whi
 
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