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sbkcanova
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Uruguay
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Posted - 04/21/2014 :  07:54:10 AM  Show Profile Send sbkcanova a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am going to knit a wedding shawl for my granddaughter an I am stumped about which yarn to use. It is to be lace knitted in sock weight on size 4 US needles. I want it to be wool or a combo wool silk,something that will block really well. I don't want anything fuzzy or with a distinct halo. Maybe I can't find what I want because there are too many choices (like the grocery store). I appreciate any suggestions.
Sandy

flicka
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Posted - 04/21/2014 :  1:30:10 PM  Show Profile Send flicka a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Have you settled on a pattern? Sometimes that points the way and it is easier to decide on a yarn.

flicka
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Ceil
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USA
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Posted - 04/21/2014 :  9:22:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What time of the year is the wedding, and where is it? And what time of day?

Ceil
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Jane
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Posted - 04/22/2014 :  04:06:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A yarn like Sundara Fingering Silky Merino would be lovely -- I've worked with it several times. It's 50/50 silk and merino. She doesn't have it in stock all the time, but I'm sure there's another yarn base out there that's similar.

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auntlinda
Chatty Knitter

USA
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Posted - 04/25/2014 :  1:11:21 PM  Show Profile Send auntlinda a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love Jaggerspun Zephyr wool-silk laceweight for something like this.

~Linda
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socks4all
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Posted - 04/26/2014 :  05:17:10 AM  Show Profile Send socks4all a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I too would use Jaggerspun Zephyr wool-silk laceweight. It knits up nicely, blocks crisply and is soft to the touch. I also really like that it comes on a cone to minimize having to connect ends.
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Janettoo
Warming Up

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Posted - 04/26/2014 :  8:35:00 PM  Show Profile Send Janettoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I knit a lace shawl with Heritage Silk, a sock yarn. It blocked nicely. This is an inexpensive yarn that comes in lots of colors.

Dale's Baby Wool and Spud and Cloe Fine are also nice fingering weight yarns.

Janet in TN
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