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to anyone who has made the Kelp forest shawlette...
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Nov 30, 2012 12:18:50   #
wickedangel
 
I am working on the shawl, and followed video directions. Shawl has come oput nicely.(cant tell, but the color is purple) But what do I do with the pooched up part in the center? Video said it would ease out as the shawl got bigger, but it did not. can anyone tell me what Ive done wrong and PLEASE do not tell me that i have to frog the whole thing amd start again! Any advice will be welcome.
This is what i have so far, hard to see the colors.

This is the pooched up part. Cant figure out what to do with it.

 
Nov 30, 2012 13:30:20   #
jmcret05 (a regular here)
 
Here is a video tutorial on the shawl. I watched it and towards the end, the knitter holds up the shawl and merely says that when it's folded over, it covers up the "bump" at the beginning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oSixjG16kU&feature=youtu.be

I think if you block that section with steam, and/or use a coordinating thread to gather up the loops at the beginning, much like you finish off the last stitches at the top of a hat, it will be fine. It's a beautiful shawl and your color is great. Remember, "we are our own worst critic".
Nov 30, 2012 17:30:11   #
Sandiego
 
jmcret05 wrote:
Here is a video tutorial on the shawl. I watched it and towards the end, the knitter holds up the shawl and merely says that when it's folded over, it covers up the "bump" at the beginning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oSixjG16kU&feature=youtu.be

I think if you block that section with steam, and/or use a coordinating thread to gather up the loops at the beginning, much like you finish off the last stitches at the top of a hat, it will be fine. It's a beautiful shawl and your color is great. Remember, "we are our own worst critic".
Here is a video tutorial on the shawl. I watched ... (show quote)


I agree with jmcret05. I watched the video several times too. I thought I had read or heard on the video that you could take a needle and sew down the pooch on the starting point. Don't think it will be a big deal. Good luck!!! ;0)
Dec 1, 2012 09:08:01   #
evesch
 
Well, after restarting that thing at least 7 times I decided to just proceed and use a bit of thread to sew it up a bit. So I haven't mastered the pooch either and am about 3/4 done with mine in about the same color as yours I think. I love it a LOT more than those stupid ruffle scarves. I hated doing that and took it out as I didn't even like how it looked. It will turn into another Kelp Forest.
Dec 1, 2012 09:39:44   #
lawnchairlady50
 
I started one several times and found mine pouched alot. Watched videos, tried and tried. Put it away for another day. Was excited to make something other than a scarf with the ruffle yarn. So tips on how to are very welcome.
Dec 1, 2012 10:45:50   #
Vulcan1957
 
I watched the video, it all look a variation of crochet, but I would probably twist the puff into a spiral and sew it down...
 
Dec 1, 2012 18:41:01   #
jpaxton48
 
I just finished one last nite and the center isnt too bad. I am just going to do some hand stitching and flatten it, then steam it lightly. Will post pics tomorrow.
Dec 2, 2012 18:15:22   #
AuntB41
 
I too have started one and expect to use needle and thread to tame the center Pouch. Can't think of any other way to finish it. Your color is beautiful!!!
Dec 3, 2012 15:53:58   #
Patty Sutter (a regular here)
 
wickedangel wrote:
I am working on the shawl, and followed video directions. Shawl has come oput nicely.(cant tell, but the color is purple) But what do I do with the pooched up part in the center? Video said it would ease out as the shawl got bigger, but it did not. can anyone tell me what Ive done wrong and PLEASE do not tell me that i have to frog the whole thing amd start again! Any advice will be welcome.


I have made the Kelp forrest shawl, and the 'pouched out' area does not smooth out. It does dissapear in the ruffles, but I hand stitched it down with matching thread, followind the stisch line of the shawl. It is very pretty, but I don't see meself making another.
Good luck. Patty
Dec 3, 2012 22:15:30   #
angelsmom1950
 
I made it and after I finished it I laid it flat on floor and just sorta of stretched and smootched down the middle . Just mess with it and sorta work it as flat as you can. Then very carefully run some sewing stitches to hold it in place. If you looked super close and were a perfectionist it wouldnt pass but really and truly whem you put it on and that part is on the back side it really does get lost in the ruffles.I will try to post a picture
 
          
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