Friday, May 23, 2008

Lace stretches!

Well, I needed to decide if I should add on a repeat or two of the blossom chart and the best way to do that is to do with a little stretching!
This is picture is VERY close to the actual color of my yarn and gives a pretty good idea of what the dry stretched piece looks like. Each repeat of the pattern stretches about 1.75 in wide and a little over an inch long, dry. I'm thinking that once it's wet the shawl will stretch a little more but not too much. With that, I'm going to increase the repeats of the blossom chart from 8 (the pattern's number) to 10 to get about 3 more inches out of it. I bought a HUGE cone of this lace weight Jagger, so I think I can spare a few more repeats!

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