Has Anyone Knitted the Mananita?

Has Anyone knitted the Mananita Shawl by Meg Swansen? I'm having some trouble with the needle sizing. I'm not sure how big should I go? In her pattern she suggests 10 US, but that is way to huge. But when I went down to 8, the big holes are not so big anymore.

Puzzled.

Kenny

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MMario's picture

With what weight of yarn?

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Kenny's picture

sock weight, plymouth happy feet to be exact.

Kerry's picture

I would try different sizes till I found one that gave the result I wanted. I saw a shawl I liked recently which called for 6mm with very fine laceweight, I haven't tried it yet but sounds way too big to me. Good luck with your search.
I usually use 4mm with sockweight lace patterns, but then I don't like BIG holes in lace.

MMario's picture

I susppect the 10's are about right; look how wide the neckline is, with a cast on of 80.

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Kenny's picture

Awesome my Lace God. I will obey.

MMario's picture

Kenny - it depends to some extent on your personal gauge; but the notes I found on the pattern do say an 80 stitch cast on. And the pictures show the neckline as being quite wide. It *is* a pretty open pattern; and I suspect it is one of those projects that needs blocking to look "right".

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/83504963@N00/4621592449

Kenny's picture

Wow, thanks! That's georgeous. Looks like the needles were huge!