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Whew! this is the 3s shawl, a free pattern on Ravelry - my first knitting project. I have been crocheting well over 30, maybe 40 years but just recently learned to knit. The yarn is Huasco by Araucania and I used size 2 circular needles. I did the optional lace every 15 rows but if I knit this again, I would do them more often. I was a bit disappointed by the size but then - where I live with such mild winters, I will probably get more use out of it as it is than with a large shawl. Need less to say, my next project will be on size 10 or 11 needles! :-D
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/3s-shawl
 

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Very nice! I was a crocheter before I was a knitter and when I picked up yarn crafts again after many years of abstinence I started with crocheting but quickly moved to knitting, which I now prefer (the work seems softer, somehow, and knitting doesn't cramp up my yarn-holding left hand as much as crocheting does).
Do you think you will branch out into trying more knitted projects now?
 

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2DogMom said:
Very nice! I was a crocheter before I was a knitter and when I picked up yarn crafts again after many years of abstinence I started with crocheting but quickly moved to knitting, which I now prefer (the work seems softer, somehow, and knitting doesn't cramp up my yarn-holding left hand as much as crocheting does).
Do you think you will branch out into trying more knitted projects now?
Oh yes - have a library full in Ravelry and a computer full of downloads! but I think my next one will be easy like fingerless gloves or a scarf- something rather quick ( just so I can say I finished 2 knitting projects)- you are correct- it is softer and easier on the hands.
 

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Thank you for the compliments- I am just proud that I finished- learned about life lines, picking up dropped stitches ( there were a lot) and fixing mistakes here on KP. There are a LOT of mistakes in it but the yarn is forgiving - you learn from your mistakes! I learned a lot....
 

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That is a beautiful scarf and to tackle something like this for a first project is wonderful. We don't make mistakes we make "designing markers" so that no two will ever be alike so we can say "It is a one of a kind". LOL
The yarn choice is great too. It suits that scarf and sets the pattern off. Fabulous and a great big High Five to you!
 
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