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  •  I need to do more Tunisian work too (7+ / 0-)

    A crochet friend of mine has told me the key is to use a hook a size or two larger than the one you'd normally use for the yarn -- so if you're working with worsted and would normally use a G or H hook, then go up to an I or J instead; that can reduce the amount of rolling in the early rows (though blocking can usually take care of that once the piece is finished).

    I've got a set of bamboo Tunisians I got off of Amazon a few years ago; maybe I should dig them out and do some playing with stash yarn.

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    by Cali Scribe on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 10:56:53 AM PST

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    •  Excellent advice. Drew Emborsky says that, too. (4+ / 0-)
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      I'm looking for a J hook.  I have a MI made maple Q hook that I used to make two afghans that were fun and pretty but total yarn eaters.  The hook is so big I doubled up on worsted weight for the whole thing.  The one I made for lil' Surely must weigh about 14 lbs.  Both were done in just the TSS (tun. simple stitch).
      Here's what I want to make so I need to learn the Tunisian knit stitch:
      Red Heart Rosebud Throw pattern

    •  Oh, I forget to say that for my two big blankets (4+ / 0-)
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      adding a border ended the curl, but the curl wasn't bad to begin with because of the big loose stitches.  I am sure as I use a smaller hook and tighter stitching the curl will be much worse, I've seen it.  Oh well, it's all part of the charm of Tunisian, right?

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