Icelandic Lace Shawl, Way too small

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sounder wrote
on May 20, 2009 1:49 PM

 I used the yarn and the needles from the pattern. Invested a lot of money and my shawl, which just needs the Border is 50" by 22".  The pattern says it is suppose to end up 76" by 37". I am soooo disappointed. I used the JaggerSpun 2/8. I used the size 4 needles. The directions said the one in the picture used these items. The one in the picture drapes across the chair, mine will be lucky to drape across my shoulders. I don't usually buy expensive yarn but fell in love with this pattern. What went wrong? There is no way my gauge is that far off. Please help!

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Tephra wrote
on May 20, 2009 2:17 PM

I bet that if you look under finishing on the pattern it will say to block it. I don't know if you can get it to 150% its current size, but since you still need to do the border I suspect you can.

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cranmere wrote
on May 21, 2009 8:29 AM

 You did check to make sure you got the correct gauge?

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sounder wrote
on May 21, 2009 9:03 AM

 There was no gauge offered unfortunately, but still using using the exact yarn and needles even if my gauge is off it could not be off 15 inches.

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