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About selind

  • Birthday November 9

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    The beginning of the plague
  1. I appreciate your advice, thanks!
  2. Thank you for your answer. I was planning to make a lace shawl that needs to be blocked to show the lace work better with yarn that is mostly wool but it has some acrylic in it. Do you think I could water block it if the percentage of natural fibers is high enough?
  3. How do you block projects made with acrylic/wool or acrylic/cotton blend yarns? Can you wet block them if the percentage of acrylic is low enough, or do you have to steam block them like you would with 100% acrylic?
  4. If it seems to be getting wider from the very begginning, you may have made the foundation chain too tight, or you may be accidentally adding stitches. What exactly do you mean by buckling?
  5. I tried to crochet this snowflake following these instructions. Does the picture in the pattern look anything like this? If so, I'll try to explain. So, I think there might be a mistake in the pattern because there are no 2 chain spaces in this round; neither are there any chain spaces directly next to each other. I just read that as "chain 1 space". In this round, you will be making dc stitches in each of the two tr stitches that are seperated by one chain, and also in the *two tr* stitches that are between these v stitches (tr, 1ch, tr). In that chain 1 space, work (1dc, 6ch, 1dc, 8ch, 1dc,
  6. Chain loops are loops that are created in the last round by chaining a certain amount of chains between other stitches. They can look like arches or briges. It looks like you did round 3 correctly. But in round 4, you are only supposed to work into where you've chained 2 in round 3. So, you won't be making any stitches over the chain 5 "briges". You should have rows of v stitches seperated by chain 5 loops.
  7. What part of round two is giving you trouble? You start by chaining three, then you make the stitches indicated in the brackets in the chain space that you created by chaining two between your treble crochet stitches in round 1. ➡️You then make one tr stitch in each of the next two tr stitches. Then make the stitches in the brackets (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) in the next chain space. Then repeat the instructions from the ➡️ emoji until you finish the round.
  8. Thanks for your answer. I guess I will try steam blocking a little swatch and see how it turns out.
  9. What I've seen in the videos I've watched is that if you let the acrylic touch a hot surface directly (even under a wet towel) the stitches flatten and melt together somewhat, and if you hover above it with something that produces heat and steam, the stitches will keep their shape but I have no idea how that feels to the touch since I saw it on a video.
  10. Thank you for your answer. I have read online that you can steam block acrylic without totally killing it, so I was planning to do that. I can stretch the shawl out with my hands enough, I just need it to stay that size.
  11. Hello. Currently I'm working on a shawl and I'm using yarn that is 75% acrylic. This shawl needs to be stretched out during blocking to show the lace work and to be a certain size. I know that projects made with acrylic yarn can be blocked to look better overall, but my question is, can you stretch out a lacey project with steam blocking enough that the openwork shows and it grows to a certain size? Thanks.
  12. Thank you for your answer. It actually didn't say anything about the chain 2 in the pattern, but the publishers explained this to me when I asked them about it on their website.
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