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linda_t
« on: September 10, 2006 08:09:25 AM »

Here's my alien scarf that I completed a couple of weeks ago. The colours are black and a coral-green I really like. I'm very pleased with the result!.
Sorry for the bad picture -it's taken with a cellphone camera.

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krafty_kelly
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2006 08:24:35 AM »

Nice job.  I'm making that scarf now in black and red.  Its harder and more time consuming than I anticipated, since I tend to lose track of where I am, and have to count all the rows over to see.  How about you?  How long did it take?
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linda_t
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2006 01:12:41 PM »

Hm, I think it took me about six or seven days but I spent an hour or more on it every day. It was during my Holiday.
I made a copy of the pattern and put the copy in a clear plastic folder. Then I just used a post-it note and put it under the row I was currently on. (Had to change post-it note every now and then because the glue wears of). I also got a tip from someone here at Craftster to use stitch-markers on every tenth stitch. That was really helpfull to keep track of exactly where I was!

I think red and black will look really cool! Looking forward to see a picture!
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krafty_kelly
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2006 02:35:30 PM »

Hey, thanks for the post it note hint.  I'll be using that for sure.  I don't have any trouble in the row itself, so I don't need to mark every 10 stitches.  My problem is remembering which row I'm on, but now, with your solution, I should be completing this soon...well, maybe not soon.  I have 3 alien heads completed.  (and I'm working on a couple of other projects at the same time)
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2006 05:18:19 AM »

hey, i'm thinking about attempting this scarf, but i'm a beginner so i'm not sure lol, but i was wondering, do you guys think it would work with that bernat superstripes yarn? i also have bernat softee chunkee in pink and black, but that would be too thick, right? also, how did you guys attach the 2nd color? (i'm still not sure on how to do stripes, the book confuses me)
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linda_t
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2006 09:52:54 AM »

About the yarn, I haven't heard of that particular yarn so I'll leave that to someone else!
But, about the carrying of the yarn you just leave the color your not using hanging. Because you're only knitting two rows at the time in one color this works fine. Just remember not to pull the yarn to tight at the edges when you pick it up again. I think I pulled a bit hard and even after blocking the scarf has a tendency to curl at the edges.
I think this is a great project for a beginner, it involves some thinking and keeping track of things but it's still just a rectangle. And let's not forget: it's super cool, can't wait to use mine this winter!

Good luck and don't be afraid to ask if you have any other questions.
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