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Do not iron.

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mrsmopp Sun 04-Feb-18 11:02:31

Just finished knitting waistcoat for DH and the yarn is 20% wool and 80% acrylic. It's nice but looks a bit crumpled. The label says do no iron. Advice please!
I'm tempted to use a warm iron with a tea towel over it but don't want to ruin it.

Jalima1108 Thu 08-Feb-18 10:04:59

2 ply shawls - I am full of admiration!
Perhaps I am too impatient to do that.

mcem Thu 08-Feb-18 16:45:47

They are remarkably simple but, like Aran jumpers, look impressive.
Fine yarn but big pins! The circular one I make most often is predominantly a very simple, repeating feather and fan pattern over 4 rows - 3 of which are plain knitting.
I've used the same pattern in 3ply.
Have a go!

Jalima1108 Thu 08-Feb-18 17:47:00

Now, if I thought there would be another DGC I might just do that.
But I think it's very unlikely.

I do have a couple of shawl patterns, very old ones courtesy of MIL.

mrsmopp Thu 08-Feb-18 18:14:49

I'm full of admiration mcem for your shawl skills. As my project is finished, could you share a pattern? Not too intricate though!

Anniebach Thu 08-Feb-18 19:01:31

I use to design and sell knitwear in craft fairs, I always did as Jalima recommends , block then cover with damp towels .

Jalima1108 Thu 08-Feb-18 20:19:58

design and sell, I am impressed again.

Back to my k1 p1, keeps my fingers busy anyway!

mcem Thu 08-Feb-18 20:41:55

Found the shawl pattern online if you want to have a look.
Ebay- Paton's 8008 vintage baby shawl knitting pattern.
There's a square one too but I've always done the circular and used a more complicated square for christening shawls.
Tried to post pic but tablet is not cooperating.

mcem Thu 08-Feb-18 20:44:34

Trying camera. Poor picture- sorry!

mcem Thu 08-Feb-18 20:46:52

jalima you don't even need to purl! It's all knit and wool fwd2tog.

Jalima1108 Thu 08-Feb-18 20:53:57

Oh, that sounds quite easy. Well, I just need a baby!

That looks lovely mcem (can I borrow that baby, she looks very nice, I promise to return after a cuddle and when she needs her nappy changed).

mcem Thu 08-Feb-18 20:55:08

That baby celebrates her 40th this year and isn't so chubby now!

Jalima1108 Thu 08-Feb-18 23:39:44

Oh! I thought it was a new addition to the family.

I found the old pattern this evening (not as nice as that one) but whether or not I'll ever tackle one is another thought.

miamellor2 Tue 27-Feb-18 15:27:39

Hi everyone! I am running a survey to collect information on fabric buying patterns for my final year university project. If you have a spare 2 minutes, please could you fill in our questionnaire! Many thanks smile

Jalima1108 Tue 27-Feb-18 18:45:38

I'm not sure if this is the right forum for that miamellor2 - you may not get as many responses as you'd like.

Can you contact Gransnet HQ and they will advise you what to do?


SparklyGrandma Wed 28-Feb-18 03:51:40

miamellor I filled it out!

Nelliemoser Wed 28-Feb-18 08:05:23

Acrylic fabric and irons can really need up your knitting. Do not steam them whatever you do.