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bespectacled
« on: March 15, 2007 12:36:24 PM »

I have a few random balls of some worsted weight pale turquoise %100 cotton yarn and was planning on making a scarf out of it. I just can't pick a pattern! I wasn't sure if a rib was the way to go or maybe some lace.. Hmm...
Any recommendations?
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2007 02:56:02 PM »

I'd scratch the scarf idea and make some dishcloths instead.  But then again I love knitting dishcloths Smiley.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2007 03:00:02 PM »

Yeah I was contemplating that.. Dang cotton Roll Eyes
Maybe I'll check out the crochet world too.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007 03:04:28 PM »

Bespectacled,
I knit the Branching Out scarf from Knitty using 100% cotton and it turned out great. Its really nice because you can wear it in the spring and summer, as opposed to those all wool scarves  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2007 03:20:05 PM »

Hmm I hadn't thought about Branching Out.. I'll def look into it.
Thanks Just_A_Girl Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2007 03:25:47 PM »

Cotton and lace tend to go together really well (you don't "lose" the pattern) so I'll second that idea.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2007 03:32:16 PM »

Since summer is coming, you can always do the Knit&Tonic Dream Swatch:
http://www.knitandtonic.typepad.com/dreamswatchwrap.pdf

There are also 38 patterns for cotton on Knitting Pattern Central, just type in the word "cotton" in the search field:
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/search.php
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2007 04:05:31 PM »

Wow thanks guys! I tried starting Branching Out in the cotton and it's working beautifully so far! Great idea Cheesy
And Conley, it didn't even occur to me to search cotton there.. Haha thank you Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2007 09:27:23 PM »

You've already started but I just thought that I'd let you know that the Irish Hiking Scarf is great in cotton.
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