Thursday, March 16, 2006

Taco wrap

The round shawl is finally completed -- the knitted version I mean. I put it though a rinse and had it aired out yesterday.

I haven't darned in the ends yet. Now I have a question to ask you since this is my first attempt at wearing a round shawl. Maybe I'll need a pin or brooch to secure the front as I put it on?

What do you think of the shawl size?

Good enough, leave it as it is.
Could be bigger to wrap around better.
Looks awful; why don't you just rip it?
Just rip back and use bigger needles.

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The truth can't hurt me that much. I am wondering if it's the needles I used that are still a tad too small for this shawl.

Besides, I am already thinking of starting another project so if this needs to go to a frog pond; the trip wouldn't be as horrendous.


Marina on Thu Mar 16, 07:30:00 PM GMT+8 said...

I have no idea how to use a round shawl but I think it would benefit from a few more inches.

Otherwise, it's gorgeous.

--Deb on Thu Mar 16, 09:40:00 PM GMT+8 said...

It looks beautiful, but I think it could be bigger--that way you could wear it folded in half and draped over your shoulders, like a triangular shawl, without needing to pin it. Options are never a bad thing!

Scoutj on Thu Mar 16, 10:52:00 PM GMT+8 said...

I think it's beautiful! I would just find a cool way to pin it. But I'm the lazy knitter who couldn't imagine ripping that out!

Ling on Fri Mar 17, 06:48:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I think your shawl is gorgeous! I certainly wouldn't rip that, but I agree that it may need a few extra inches. Or maybe just leave it as is!

Toni on Fri Mar 17, 08:37:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I think it could be bigger as well. :( The circular shawls I've seen are folded in half or thereabouts to be worn. Have you tried that to see if it could be used in that configuration?

Sigh, I hate to think of you ripping the whole thing so hope you'll just ripping your edging and add a few more repeats.

Toni on Fri Mar 17, 08:38:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Oh! It just occurred to me that if you're tired of working on this, why not use it as a baby blanket to die for?

Ruth on Sat Mar 18, 05:17:00 AM GMT+8 said...

ditto on the comments on making it a bit bigger. i've seen ladies wear round shawls folded up in half (triangle-shaped) too. yours looks very pretty, btw! =)

Mimi on Sat Mar 18, 11:27:00 AM GMT+8 said...

It looks gorgeous! I think i like smaller shawls. Have you tried to fold it and put a brooch on the side?

Dipsy D. on Sat Mar 18, 06:10:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Wow, this one turned out sooo beautiful - I think the size is perfect as it is! The idea of using a nice brooch to hold it together is very good, but it'd also be great as it is now - however you feel comfortable with!

Betty said...

I love it as is! Wear it as a collar or capelet. Just fold in half. Would be very pretty. If you want a bigger shawl, knit a new one! Of course, I admit to lengthening a shawl that I thought was too small by adding repeats, increasing in the same way as previous repeats. Worked great. You can also try a bigger border. If you run out of yarn, the trick is to use a complementary shade on the outer band(s).


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