Shawl in a ball questions.
whale watcher wrote:
did you use one strand of yarn or two? When I used one strand it appeared to be thin. Can you give us some insight; please?
One strand on #8 metal needles
I love the Shawl in a Ball yarns. I've only made one shawl from it but I have a couple more balls sitting in my stash. I usually use bamboo needles and didn't have any issues with this combination.
Thanks for all of your input. Yes, I will change to metal needles so things are more slippery and will
Probably do a C2C. I was just disappointed in the yarn mostly.
whale watcher wrote:
did you use the stated size needles for the Multnomah?
Hi ... good question ... no, I used a larger-sized needle (perhaps 4.5 or 5 mm, I do not remember. The Multnomah pattern was written for fingering-weight yarn and suggests a 3.25 mm needle.)
I used the soothing blue colorway for the first one and windchimes (a pale blue with metallic strand).
PS: I knit with wooden needles 99.9% of the time, with good results.
I crocheted this Virus shawl with Shawl in a Ball. I thought it came out beautifully.
I started the lion brand shawl in a ball and ripped it out . DonÃ¢ÂÂt like the yarn or pattern. Looked too Lacey. It was a request by DD
Who does not knit. I used bamboo needles because thatÃ¢ÂÂs what I had in correct size. Yarn did not work good with them.
Any other suggested patterns to use with this yarn? It will be a one off as I would not buy this yarn again. Guess IÃ¢ÂÂm looking for sympathy. LOL.
Hi - I've made many projects, both knit and crochet, to give as gifts. I am a huge fan of the yarn, however, I am not sure I would consider it a 4wt.
Love the way your shawls turn out.
I would say different needles and different pattern. Some yarns don't play well with bamboo, and some don't play well with metal. And I started patterns with yarn that I thought would look really nice, then a little way into the pattern I hate the way it looks, so frog it all the way and try a different pattern. I did a scarf for my niece last year that went though 4 different patterns before I was happy with it. Shawl in a Ball is a thin, lace weight yarn, so it can be a bit fiddley to knit with. But I have seen some pretty shawls done with it.
What is it exactly that you don't like about the yarn? Is it color, texture, quality or???
All of the shawls posted are gorgeous!
Have just completed 2 using this yarn and was happy with both. I agree that you need to use metal needles - I think that it would "stick" to bamboo