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Topic: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Scarf - NOW WITH CHART!!!  (Read 13300 times)
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« on: January 09, 2008 08:18:22 AM »

I wanted to make something special for my pseudo sister-in-law (my boyfriend's brother's fiancée) for Christmas.  I'd just made a scarf with the Imperial insignia from Star Wars on it for her fiancé for his birthday, so I decided to make her a scarf featuring the "B" logo from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  She's a huge fan and her name is Betsy, so the B worked on multiple levels. 
I was so surprised when I started googling "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Knitting" and found no charts!  Buffy KAL, yes, but a chart of the logo?  I couldn't find a thing.  So I decided to make my own.  After finding the logo, printing out a big JPEG and doing some creative tracing with graph paper, I was pretty pleased with my results. 
The scarf is made with Patons Decor Yarn in Dark Country Blue & Light Country Blue.  B/c it had to be done quickly other than the intarsia panels it's just a simple garter stitch striped scarf.  I made the panel for the second end separately and then grafted it on so I wouldn't have to work it upside down.  Plus, this let me do the intarsia (which is in stockinette) at a time when I could pay attention and then carry the rest of the scarf with me and madly knit whenever I had a moment free (on the subway, at work, in bars - wherever!)
It was done just in time and Betsy loved it!  I'm so happy with my first ever foray into designing my own pattern/chart.

Pictures below are Betsy, moments after opening her present, closeups of the two panels and me (looking rather silly) modeling the scarf - so you can see the whole thing in all its glory.





UPDATE - here's the chart! 

Sorry I have no photos of the back - I wish I'd thought to take a couple b/c I was very proud of it! But it's been given now, so unfortunately that ship has sailed.  Anyway - enjoy the chart all you knitting Buffy fans!
« Last Edit: January 20, 2008 06:10:31 PM by overmama - Reason: adding chart for sharing » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008 08:29:28 AM »

Very cool!!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008 08:51:50 AM »

 oh, i love it!  i've never even watched that show but i'd be proud to have a scarf like that.  great color choices, too.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008 08:57:38 AM »

Super cool!!  I would figure out ways to wear that even when it wasn't cold anymore  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008 09:20:09 AM »

OMG!  Shocked That was me squeeling with glee and jumping up and down - and I have sinusitis and a fever! Would you mind sharing your graph? I'd love to make this for a friend next year.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008 10:39:00 AM »

No way.....that is soo cool. I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You know, for next time you could use this instead of using graph paper. Just get the image and upload it and it will generate a chart for you.
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008 10:44:12 AM »

You did a great job with the charts and the knitting it looks really good.
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008 10:50:53 AM »

I love it! (I call my current scarf project Faith because it's worked in 4x4 ribbing)
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2008 11:25:33 AM »

this is super cool! it looks like it was really hard to do...
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2008 12:09:52 PM »

 Shocked OMG.....I have to make one....NOW!!! Would you be willing to share the chart? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2008 07:02:38 AM »

I will definitely share the chart - just have to spiff it up a bit!  It currently only exists in a scrawled-on-a-piece-of-paper form.  But I'll try to post over the weekend.
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2008 09:11:40 AM »

 Grin Thank you SOOOO MUCH!!!
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2008 10:38:31 AM »

That's really great!

Can I ask what does the back of the B panels look like? Just wondering, because I can't knit neatly with two colors, and i thought maybe you had some tips.

I should make one like that for myself. I have a Buffy Chart I made over on http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro.htm. What I did was typed "Buffy" into microsoft word using the Buffy font, then I screen-grabbed the window and put the picture into that site. It actually worked out pretty well.

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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2008 06:13:27 PM »

Hey - I've added my chart, which I think is pretty simple to follow.  Any questions, let me know.  Sorry it took me a little while!
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2008 08:42:33 PM »

 Cheesy YOU ROCK - thanks for the chart!!!! Will be using it very soon!!
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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2008 07:25:18 AM »

OMG this totally makes me wish I could knit! I LOVE IT!!!
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2008 05:06:34 AM »

I love the scarf!  I will be posting about it at my blog tomorrow.  When the post goes up, you can find it here:
http://jossisahottie.com/whedoncraft/2008/12/08/knitted-buffy-logo-scarf/
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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2008 09:21:28 AM »

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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2010 10:42:01 PM »

omg this is so amazing. one of the best things i have ever seen.

must buy yarn. must make scarf. i dont really know the technique, but will learn just for this scarf.
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