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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2004 05:02:50 PM »

Yes. longways is definitely the way to go if you want to make a similar scarf.

Thanks for the instructions, starlings.  I think I'm going to have to try this!
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2004 06:08:59 PM »

whew, I'm glad that I will not poke an eye out LOL Wink
2 more questions....
what size needles and what type of yarn do you think I would use, it was really light and very soft, it was almost like not touching anything and the stitches were really small and close together.
thanks again for helping me.
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2004 07:13:28 PM »

I can't get a great idea of the size, etc. from the pic you posted, and I don't go in the Aeropostale store if I can help it.  (Too many giggling, anorexic teenagers.  I just turned 28, and I my body's never been the same since my daughter was born, and frankly, I don't need to be reminded of it by a bunch of haughty little teenyboppers, which, I can assure you, are the majority of patrons in my local Aeropostale, and that generalization is not meant to pigeonhole any of YOU who may shop there.  [ / rant ])

Ah, but anyway, I think it'd be pretty easy to make.  It looks likely a lovely, soft merino, maybe, and if you got a baby or sport weight, and knitted it up on a size 5 or 6 needle, you'd probably get a pretty, soft, and fairly finely knit fabric.  And if you want to do a nice inexpensive version, you could always work it up in Red Heart baby yarn.  The TLC baby yarn is 100% acrylic, so VERY washable, but it is also VERY soft, with a very subtle sheen.  I personally think it is quite attractive, and for about $2 per 6oz skein, it's hard to beat the price.  AND, they've expanded the available colors to include some brighter colors, rather than the traditional pale pastels.  I think you could actually do a pretty close job of duplicating the Aeropostale color pallette with the TLC Baby.

As for the fringe:  Could it be I-cord?  Is it possible that they broke yarn for each stripe, leaving very long tails, and then knitting the tails up in I-cord and knotted them at the end?
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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2004 07:27:37 PM »

As for the fringe:  Could it be I-cord?  Is it possible that they broke yarn for each stripe, leaving very long tails, and then knitting the tails up in I-cord and knotted them at the end?

I've seen these scarves around, and it is definitely a self-fringe.  The yarn is usually lofty and cord-like. Like this, maybe:
http://www.yarnmarket.com/product.cfm?action=show_product&product_id=665
or this, but smoother:
http://www.yarnmarket.com/product.cfm?action=show_product&product_id=502
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« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2004 08:15:26 PM »

*sigh*  I hate being directed to yarn stores for examples...  I'm SO BROKE!  (Although my parents gave me $150 for my birthday today, but I think they intended it to help with my bills...)

I only suggested it because she said the fringe looked knitted.  So, if it is a self-fringe, but does, in fact, look knitted, then could it be a cable-constructed yarn? 
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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2004 11:55:22 PM »

that's what i was going to suggest-- that it is knitted lengthwise out of a tubular yarn rather than a worsted yarn. so the yarn is in effect a little tube of i-cord on its own, and the tails at the end of each row automatically look knitted.
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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2004 03:19:55 AM »

starlings, it does look a lot like that second link, thanks for your help.
Lothruin- I HEAR YA SISTA. I can't shop there for myself. I gave birth to 3, plus I'm 39, so I have less business walking through thier doors than you. I'm not sure who's body I am walking around in but it ain't the one I had 12 years ago.  Cry Anyway, I did buy some really cute, soft, monkey pajamas for my neice.
Thanks for the tips, I would definitely do it with cheap yarn the first time around, these 3 daughters leave me with very little craft money.
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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2004 07:03:58 AM »

*sigh*  I hate being directed to yarn stores for examples... 

I've tried loading bits of yarn into my CD-R drive, but that never seems to work. Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2004 07:36:18 AM »

I know people have already answered your question of how to make the scarf without having to add the fringe after. But it was thinking, it would also be really easy to crochet longways, just leave a tail on each end........that way you wouldnt have to buy circs. Unless you don't know how to crochet, then this post is pointless Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2004 09:02:20 AM »

Good thinking littleone!
I can crochet way faster than I can knit. My mom taught me when I was around 5, so I've had a few years of practice. I can already see an increase in my knitting speed as I'm becoming more comfortable juggling 2 needles. Granted, I've only made 3 scarves and 2 were on size 17 needles with real chunky yarn but after Christmastime I will actually try a pattern of some kind.... just wait for my questions then!
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