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flossie
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2004 08:29:39 PM »

How many skeins did it take you to make this scarf? (it is really expensive!)  and what size needle did you end up using?
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2004 08:55:27 AM »

Ok, its quite expensive to me...it was Blue Heron Yarns bulky chenille and it was $32.00 for the hank.  Thats all it took to make the scarf.  Thank goodness  Smiley.  Its really the most expensive yarn I have ever worked with.  I make up for the cost of this by making some things inexpensively like this poncho that only took $6.00! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=9935.0 Anyway...it is such a silky beautiful yarn but it is quite delicate and I'm sure there are many great substitutions out there for the pattern.  I do think the pattern would lose some of its appeal if its done in a solid color though. Oh and I used size 9 needles...the next one I make I will use size 8 because I prefer a tighter knit.
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2004 04:37:41 PM »

Ohh... Blue Heron!  I have a skein of cotton from them that I just stare at joyfully...  I've thought of making a feather and fan scarf out of it, but it's so pretty, I'm happy just to stare at it for now.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2004 05:28:23 PM »

For anyone wanting to try this, I looked for the Blue Heron yarn adn they have the color and type at www.handworksgallery.com for $29.  Smiley
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edamame
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2004 09:37:36 PM »

I've been tempted by this pattern for awhile! i love the yarn you chose, it looks really even. Did you block it? I just knit up a little swatch to see how the pattern works- here's what I came up with: (used Noro Kureyon, limited leftovers  Undecided) I think it looks better a little wider...

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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2004 08:05:28 AM »

I like it a bit wider too and I did need to block it because of the yarn.  I tend to have very even stitches but this yarn wormed a bit.  I have seen this knit in Kureyon and it is perfect for this pattern.  It REALLY shows off the diagonals...I just wanted a softer yarn.  Yours looks fantastic!
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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2004 10:00:13 AM »

Can you tell me how you blocked it? I am sooo bad at finishing my knit projects, which is why I tend to stick to the smaller stuff. I am planning on getting some Noro Silk Garden to do this pattern- hopefully today! I haven't knit that kind of yarn before, but I'm hoping its a little more even than the Kureyon (lots of thick/thin variations).  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2004 11:56:50 AM »

For the yarn that I used...I just wet it (kind of heavily) with a spray bottle and laid it out on a long towel in the shape that I wanted it to be...you know with the edges and ends all straight.  I put it on my bed with a ceiling fan on and it dried during the day.  For this it worked great.  If I am doing something that needs more shaping...I use a towel again and pin it in place with large straight pins.  If you are needing more information than that, I am sure there must be a post on blocking on this site somewhere.
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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2004 12:54:12 PM »

knitoramamomma, your FOs are always so great!  I saw this scarf at my LYS and it looked so complicated, but now I might have to try one. (I *heart* scarves!)
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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2004 03:59:29 PM »

i want to try this pattern, that scarf looks very cool, but the part of the directions i don't understand is "Inc-knit into front AND back of stitch". Now I can knit into the front of a stitch, and I can knit into the back of a stitch, but I don't know what it means to do both on one stitch.
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