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Response to beac (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 09:31 PM

11. Like anything new

it takes a bit of getting used to. Not only don't you turn the work, you leave the stitches on the hook until the end of the row and then go backwards and take them off. It's a special crochet-type of hook but it is about a foot long and has a knob at the end to prevent the stitches from falling off the back end. It's like knitting sideways. I have finished one afghan (3 X 3 rows of 18 inch squares) and am currently working on another (stripes). In both cases, I've found that the work tends to curl up from the bottom. I steamed the first one and then washed it and put it in the dryer. It came out soft but not fluffy. Tunisian doesn't leave any holes like some crochet stitches so it's more "blanket" type. Just the right thing for these chilly evenings. I learned the Tunisian stitch from a TV program Knitting for Today which was on the Create network (I think). It seemed easy to do and I was in the mood to do something different. Good luck!!

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