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Aug 4, 2019 10:48:17   #
tbrat
 
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
 
Aug 4, 2019 11:46:58   #
cat_woman
 
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.
Aug 4, 2019 13:10:40   #
steph61 (a regular here)
 
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.
Aug 4, 2019 16:07:55   #
anabanana
 
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).
Ann
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Aug 4, 2019 16:11:26   #
anabanana
 
PS: I knit with wooden needles 99.9% of the time, with good results.
Aug 4, 2019 17:20:49   #
Orzywife
 
I crocheted this Virus shawl with Shawl in a Ball. I thought it came out beautifully.


 
Aug 4, 2019 17:31:08   #
littlebunny (a regular here)
 
Orzywife wrote:
I crocheted this Virus shawl with Shawl in a Ball. I thought it came out beautifully.

Indeed it did.
Aug 4, 2019 23:15:19   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Palenque wrote:
Sympathy. Well, the only thing I can offer is .... that I don't know what you're talking about; Yarn in a Ball? I'm not being facetious... I truly don't understand.
Yarn name is Shawl in a Ball: https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/lion-brand-shawl-in-a-ball-stripes
Aug 4, 2019 23:17:46   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Orzywife wrote:
I crocheted this Virus shawl with Shawl in a Ball. I thought it came out beautifully.
It did!!

Just one ball, or more?
Aug 5, 2019 05:56:19   #
Mojo25
 
steph61 wrote:
I started the lion brand shawl in a ball and ripped it out . Don’t like the yarn or pattern. Looked too Lacey. It was a request by DD
Who does not knit. I used bamboo needles because that’s 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 I’m 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.




Aug 5, 2019 06:25:27   #
paljoey46
 
Love the way your shawls turn out.
 
Aug 5, 2019 06:54:15   #
Morgan Girl
 
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.
Aug 5, 2019 06:58:03   #
spinlouet
 
What is it exactly that you don't like about the yarn? Is it color, texture, quality or???
Aug 5, 2019 07:14:27   #
NanaG (a regular here)
 
All of the shawls posted are gorgeous!
Aug 5, 2019 07:22:22   #
Moey
 
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
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