Needle and cable together equal 24"
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If it's anything like Caron or Bernat soft yarns, they are not twisted tightly and split when knit especially with pointed(lace)tips. Hard to knit with them as far as I'm concerned. I am using what I have or may donate to Knit for Life in our neck of the woods. I'll let cancer patients use it for hats. Try the Deborah Norville line at JoAnn's.
Each one in your group should make some form of a square, either mitered or granny, then assemble. This way all of you join in the fun and games.
Don't PUSH your needle, PULL the needle as you would a crochet hook. This saves your finger tip. If you are pushing it could mean your needle is too sharp, your stitches are too tight, your needle and yarn are not playing nicely together and/or your needle is not slippery enough to allow the yarn to slide smoothly. Grease your needle with wax paper.
Nope Jessica-Jean, it's a front loader and was told repeatedly not to use mesh bags for big items or items that become heavy such as a dozen socks so they don't get lost.
Don't put this blanket or any blanket in a mesh bag to launder. It becomes heavy in a confined space, mesh bag, and can unbalance a washer load. Wash with items that are just as heavy, i.e. a few towels, to make sure the washer remains in balance. Besides, if something is bunched up in a ball it won't clean properly. When I had my washer repaired and the service technician saw these mesh bags he said not to use them. And use a detergent that is free of fragrances, dyes, etc.
Wonderful job of knitting.
Lace is open work and really not recommended for baby blankets as babies are known to get their fingers stuck in things. And there is really no need to add a lace edge to a feather and fan blanket as it is already lacy. Where would you wish to put this edging as a feather and fan blanket is "wavy" and adding lace to this will take away the wavy top and bottom. Do you wish to knit the feather and fan blanket or the old shale blanket? They are almost identical but for the stitch count on the old shale which has more wave than the feather and fan.
With all the yarn you have, is it soft, rough, acrylic, wool, washable wool, etc.? The yarns of yester year are not the yarns of today.
If you are referring to the knot and yarns you wrap around your thumb and pull, I tried it with slippery yarn and found it did not hold.
Still have the "key" somewhere.
Are you binding off more than these 6 stitches? If so then you'll want to do the "sloped" method of binding off vs the stair-step method which leaves jagged edges. Check CherylBrunette.com for her "sloped" method of binding off.
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Is the wool soft? Rub the wool yarn under your chin to see if it feels soft. If it doesn't, don't use it. Find another yarn. I use the Deborah Norville acrylic worsted weight line which I find very soft and easy to use. Can be found at JoAnn's.