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Bell Curve

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July 23 2008
August 6 2008
Project info
Bell Curve
Bell Curve by Kira Dulaney
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
819 yards = 9 skeins
Berroco SensuWool
9 skeins = 810.0 yards (740.7 meters), 450 grams
Berroco SensuWool
0.1 skeins = 9.0 yards (8.2 meters), 5 grams

Those stars are pretty and very clever, but they are hard on the hands! Here are some things that might help make them a bit easier:

  • Use pointy, smooth needles if you have them
  • If you have interchangeable needles, switch out the left needle tip for something smaller. This gives you more room around the stitches to maneuver. Theoretically, you’ll be okay gauge-wise since it’s the right hand needle that determines the size of new stitches, but if you’re nervous about it, you might go ahead and swatch the whole thing with a smaller needle tip on the left. Another option would be to slip the needed stitches onto smaller dpn’s if you’re not using interchangeables
  • Use a crochet hook to form the new loops for the star.

My row gauge was way off, but it worked out fine since I was going to modify the rate of increases to create a slimmer shape anyway. The skirt is about 1-1/2” shorter than the pattern. At the bottom, I used a contrasting color--knit 1 round, purl 1 round, bind off in purl.

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July 23 2008
August 6 2008
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by Berroco
80% Wool, 20% Nylon
90 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: July 23, 2008
  • Finished: August 14, 2008
  • Updated: August 28, 2008