Has Anyone Knitted the Mananita?

Kenny's picture

Has Anyone knitted the Mananita Shawl by Meg Swansen? I'm having some trouble with the needle sizing. I'm not sure how big should I go? In her pattern she suggests 10 US, but that is way to huge. But when I went down to 8, the big holes are not so big anymore.

Puzzled.

Kenny

dbswllm's picture

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Kenny's picture

Wow, thanks! That's

Wow, thanks! That's georgeous. Looks like the needles were huge!

MMario's picture

I susppect the 10's are

I susppect the 10's are about right; look how wide the neckline is, with a cast on of 80.

Kenny's picture

Awesome my Lace God. I will

Awesome my Lace God. I will obey.

MMario's picture

Kenny - it depends to some

Kenny - it depends to some extent on your personal gauge; but the notes I found on the pattern do say an 80 stitch cast on. And the pictures show the neckline as being quite wide. It *is* a pretty open pattern; and I suspect it is one of those projects that needs blocking to look "right".

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Kerry's picture

I would try different sizes

I would try different sizes till I found one that gave the result I wanted. I saw a shawl I liked recently which called for 6mm with very fine laceweight, I haven't tried it yet but sounds way too big to me. Good luck with your search.
I usually use 4mm with sockweight lace patterns, but then I don't like BIG holes in lace.

MMario's picture

With what weight of yarn?

With what weight of yarn?

Kenny's picture

sock weight, plymouth happy

sock weight, plymouth happy feet to be exact.