This also came out of the old in-progress bag and I'm loving it once more. I am using a cotton ribbon yarn and making a very large shawl. The needles are size 10 and they are plastic - something I haven't used in awhile. I've made a two-stitch selvedge of garter stitch, and then made widely spaced ribs with a reverse stockinette background. I am knitting the short rows so the ribs will actually form horizontal lines once the shawl is complete. I found this yarn on sale at Common Thread in Saratoga Springs, NY the last time I visited there in early December.
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