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« on: December 12, 2004 07:54:23 PM »

This is the Bag Lady scarf, diagonally knitted from a bajillion little leftover bits of yarn in various weights (some had to be doubled or tripled to reach the proper thickness).



I don't care if it's hideous.  I love it.
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2004 07:59:19 PM »

Nice!  That's a great use for leftover bits of yarn. 

Another added benefit is that it serves as a memory scarf.  :-)
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2004 08:02:26 PM »

*cough cough splutter* Hideous- you think THAT beautiful thing is hideous?? It's absolutely awesome!
I just don't understand how people do that!
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2004 08:07:28 PM »

*cough cough splutter* Hideous- you think THAT beautiful thing is hideous?? It's absolutely awesome!
I just don't understand how people do that!
-G.

Heh.  Thanks.  No, actually I quite like it, though I wasn't sure I would when I was still working on it.  I've had the occasional less than complimentary remark since I started wearing it, but fie on those barbarians.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2004 08:16:12 PM »



I don't care if it's hideous.  I love it.
Yeah, deffly, I'm lovin' it..........McDonald's right guys? Am I right? I am right.
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2004 08:18:06 PM »

that really is fab, versatile as all get out with all of the colors
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2004 08:32:41 PM »

  Roll Eyes  I practically frothing at the mouth with rabid jealousy!  That is beyond gorgeous!
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2004 08:59:50 PM »

TPK, your scarf if beautiful!

I may now have a solution for the bag of yarn I bought (gullibly) at a yard sale - there are many, many tiny little balls of yarn in the bag.

Please, please could you give us a hint of how you made that scarf?

TIA.
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2004 09:24:42 PM »

It is actually very easy to make (which is good, because that's about my speed).

I used Karen Baumer's instructions for a multidirectional diagonal scarf as found at http://douma.net/Karen/knitting/Accessory-Scarves/Multidirectional_Diagonal_Scarf.htm .

Not sure, but I think I used size 10 needles (it's not that important, as long as you get the gauge you want).  Sorted the yarn and picked a common-denominator weight (worsted) to work with.  Any yarn that was thinner than worsted got doubled or trebled, usually with another yarn in a complementary color.

I did Russian yarn joins between colors, randomly, so joins can (and usually do) happen right in the middle of a row.  But this way there's very little bulk changing colors, and it adds to the randomness of the pattern.

Not sure, since I've never formally laid it out to measure it, but I imagine it's close to eight feet long.

Annnd that is all.  The end!
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2004 09:48:56 PM »

that is so awesome! i love the random color combination. and thank you for posting the link to the instructions Smiley
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