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Melanie,

Ok, so what I think on it is that the Simply Soft is too "compacted". It has the weight of worsted in a thinner yarn. Frown Smaller hook +smaller stitches = more stitches, more weight in the finished project.
It just wasn't a good choice for this project.
To be perfectly candid, I'm not sold on the quality of the Simply Soft either. With it's tendency to split and fray, I just don't know how well it will hold up in a project that actually gets any real use. Surprised
It's pretty to look at, feels good to work with. But in the end, if it doesn't hold up to washing, it's a fail in my book.
Add that to the fact that it costs so much more than the Super Saver.........Tongue Out blah.

I've worked a good size swatch in the Super Saver, and no it won't be too heavy. Wink

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I posted two FREE beading books for Kindle for today...grab them before they're gone!  (Note: you do not need to have an actual Kindle.  If you have a smartphone, you can download a Kindle reader app for FREE...if all you have is a PC, you can download to your PC...and I believe there may also be a way now of completely bypassing any kind of reader app to read directly online - though please don't quote me on that, as I'm not sure.  I find the PC reader to be quite decent for pattern content...since I don't own a Kindle, I can't say how well it works...but I would think a smaller screen would make patterns kind of difficult to read.)

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I posted two FREE knitting patterns for Kindle for today...grab 'em before they're gone!  (Note: you do not need to have an actual Kindle.  If you have a smartphone, you can download a Kindle reader app for FREE...if all you have is a PC, you can download to your PC...and I believe there may also be a way now of completely bypassing any kind of reader app to read directly online - though please don't quote me on that, as I'm not sure.  I find the PC reader to be quite decent for pattern content...since I don't own a Kindle, I can't say how well it works...but I would think a smaller screen would make patterns kind of difficult to read.)

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Sherry,

Sigh, I didn't do well tonight.  Frown  I tried that stupid little headband strip, going the narrow way for the first piece, but I must have been doing something very wrong, because I ended up with too few stitches after the first couple of rows.  Frown  Ripped it out in frustration and now have to figure out why I can't do a lousy straight piece.  On the bright side, the H hook worked just fine with the Red Heart acrylic, so at least there's that!

I didn't do a gauge swatch, since I eyeballed the size needed.  I forget how many stitches...8...9.  The stitches "lost" were on the left side...do you think it's the weird stitch on the left, that odd ch 1?  It looked a little confusing.  Is the end stitch "different"?  I tried looking at a couple of videos, but nothing really clicked, because everything started with a foundation of work already done.  Anyway, I'm not giving up...will try again tomorrow...just a bit frustrated that what I did X number of years ago is such a mystery all of a sudden!  Tongue Out



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