Monday, 6 August 2018

How to straighten the yarn. Kuidas harutatud lõnga sirgendada.

 I've been working on a shawl design for several months, frogging and knitting again and again. I didn't like how decreases looked sloppy. I thought maybe (maybe! hopefully!) it will block out, so I blocked the shawl halfway. Still didn't like the look. Had to frog again and use different decreases.

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Juba mitu kuud töötan välja üht sallidisaini. Koon ja harutan! Mulle ei meeldinud, kuidas kahandused välja nägid. Lootsin, et ehk peale pesu ja pingutamist on kenam. Pesin-pingutasin pooliku salli, kuid ikka ei meeldinud. Seega tuli jälle harutada ja uuesti kududa, kasutades teist kahandusvõtet.




After washing, blocking and frogging, the yarn was all curly. I knew it will not knit up nicely, still had to try. Why? You can see in the photo below how right and left side looks different. It's quite impossible to get tension right.

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Pestud esemest harutatud lõng on krussis, ja ilusat kudumit sellest ei saa. Alumisel fotol on näha, kuidas harutatud lõngast kootud vasak pool on palju koledam.



So I frogged again! Then made hanks and tied them with scrap yarn in several places. 
Make sure the scrap yarn wouldn't bleed!

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Harutasin jälle. Lõngakera tuleb vihiks kerida ja mitmest kohast kinni siduda. 
Sidumiseks kasutatud lõng ei tohi värvi anda!


Soak hanks about half an hour. You can see how the yarn relaxes already.

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Leota lõngavihte umbes pool tundi. Juba on näha, kuidas lõng sirgeneb.


Squeeze out the water. Hang hanks up to dry, with some weight attached, to help to straighten the yarn. 

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Pigista liigne vesi välja. Riputa vihid kuivama. Lisaraskus (nt riidepuu) aitab sirgestamisele kaasa.



And it's done! Looks like new!

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Valmis! Nagu uus!


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