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Ceil
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Posted - 01/27/2010 :  10:20:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
(Btw, I'm lobbying right now for a sweater forum. Doesn't it seem to be time?)

I knitted my first cardigan (gosh, gotta get some photos up so you all can see), and now to block it.

I picked up The Best of Interweave Knits today at the library, and as I was thumbing through its pages caught up with some blocking strategies. It never occurred to me to spray this sweater all over with water, because it is silk. I was going to immerse it in a bucket of water and then put it through a spin cycle in the washer, but I don't want the sweater to stretch out of shape due to the weight of the water.

This is a worsted-weight silk noil yarn, and I'm absolutely thrilled to bits how it came out, esp. the set-in sleeves, which were picked up at the armholes and were knitted down to the wrists! No sewing anywhere!

Ceil

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flicka
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Posted - 01/28/2010 :  10:41:44 AM  Show Profile Send flicka a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh yes, Ceil, I would love to see pictures of your sweater! My only experience with silk yarn resulted in a scarf which is so limp and dull I never wear it. I would enjoy seeing a successful silk project.

flicka
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