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« on: October 30, 2004 11:15:39 AM »

I just finished my heart scarf from the special knitty suprise - seriously this took 4 days which (for me anyway) is just insane for a scarf! cant beat instant gratification

Anyway I have to weave in my ends and block it, but as I used less wool than expected and still have 1 left I was wondering if I should add tassels? Ive even provided an "artists impression" of what this would look like LOL



This pictures pretty horrible (bright red againsh blue carpet YUCK!) but you get the idea?Ill post a nicer one when its completely done  Smiley

Well to tassel or not to tassel?

PS. I dont like my bind off Im just gonna re do it so ignore that
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2004 11:45:42 AM »

i think you should tassel, it adds the right finish- not overdone, but done.
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2004 12:05:22 PM »

I like it untassled . . . which is out of the norm for me. Something about the hearts says to go tassel-less.
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2004 12:23:13 PM »

Man, you zoomed through that!  It looks really good. 

Hmm, tassel or untassel?  This is a tough choice, but I'm going to have to go with untasseled.  Or maybe really short fringe that doesn't distract from the hearts. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2004 12:48:18 PM »

I'll have to vote for no tassels too.  I can't believe you finished it already!
If you like pompoms you could add a couple at each end, that could look kinda cute.  But even then I think I'd prefer it plain.
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2004 01:09:55 PM »

Ooh, this is on my to-do list! I'm not usually in to hearts, but I think it's just really pretty.

Can I ask what type of yarn and what size needles you used? I tested out the stitch pattern with some Lamb's Pride Bulky and size 15s, and it was a little too...limp for my tastes.

I'll vote for no tassels as well. I think the heart stitch pattern are embelishment enough.  Looks great!
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2004 01:21:36 PM »

Cool pattern.  I vote no tassels-- it looks great as-is!
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2004 02:38:21 PM »

My untasseled scarf is now blocking on the living room floor  Cheesy

I used Freedom by Twilleys of Stamford 100% wool, I think its just a chunky weight wool and I used 10mm needles (15), 3 balls exactly which was about 150m Smiley sorry I dont understand imperial measurments that well  Undecided

Ill post some nice pictures when its dryed

Thanks for all the feedback
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2004 03:33:18 PM »

Gee, my sense of style must be all out of whack...I liked the short fringe look myself.  Either way, it's a great piece.
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2004 08:41:21 PM »

lol, I was going to say fringe, too!  which is abnormal for me.   Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2004 10:20:56 PM »

Yeah I was a fan of tassels too - but anyway it looks good! Great job.
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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2004 07:13:48 AM »

I just wanted to say don't you LOVE that Freedom wool??? If you guys can get a hold of it, I highly suggest trying it...Its sooooo soft, and it feels soooo nice to knit with. I used it for one stripe in a hat for my boyfriend, and I see now that (after a few months of him wearing the hat) the freedom wool stripe hasn't "boo-booed" or "fuzzed up" like the other parts of his hat which were knitted with other stuff. Yup, its some good shit.
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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2004 07:20:16 AM »

i vote tassel!!!!! it looks neater
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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2004 07:50:50 AM »

i'd say weave in the ends and go no tassel.  I think with the lace adding another design element would be too busy.
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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2004 10:05:44 AM »

Tassel-less....  all the way. 

Funny, I just started this pattern this morning  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2004 10:24:11 AM »

i also vote no-tassle. to me, a fringe takes the heart pattern over the line from pretty to too-homemade.
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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2004 04:50:55 PM »

I am having a heck of a time locating this pattern on knitty. It's not with the archived patterns. Where can I find it? I really love the way the red one came out and I'm hungry for my own!
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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2004 04:59:08 PM »

It's part of the knitty surprise which is a pdf file with 4 or 5 new patterns in it. 
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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2004 05:39:45 PM »

No tassle.. I LOVE it though!!
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« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2004 09:13:28 PM »

Does anyone know...

If I were to do this pattern with smaller yarn or needles, or with bigger yarn on the same size needles, would it turn out pretty much the same? I'm not sure if lace-yish patterns translate to different types of yarn. I would assume so, but you know what happens when you assume...
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« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2004 10:01:31 AM »

if you get a smaller yarn, get smaller needles (or not, it doesn't matter as much going this direction).  If you use bigger yarn, use bigger needles (it matters a lot here). 

For lacework to really pop, the yarn should be smooth and the needle size should be much larger than you would typically use with that weight.  If the needle is too small, the eyelets will be too small and the lace will disappear into the stockingette.

HTH.
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« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2004 03:51:12 PM »

That does help. Is the yarn recommended a bulky or worsted weight?
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« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2004 09:04:30 AM »

I think the pom-pom idea is fabulous! I know you said you had leftover yarn from the scarf, but a pink fringe made of delicate little mini pom-poms would be adorable!
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