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« on: January 26, 2005 04:46:10 PM »

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And now I'm covered in white chenille fluff. As a semi-beginner, knitting this supposedly easy scarf in chenille was not such a smart move. I have two skeins left, and I won't be touching them any time soon.
Argh. Sleep.
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2005 05:18:32 PM »

Yeah, I hate chenille, too... I tried to use it when I first started, and I hated the way it got all ratty when you frogged anything! 
The scarf looks AWESOME, though!  Really, really awesome... and much more comfortable in chenille!
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2005 06:00:12 PM »

The last time i was at my lys they told me to *felt* the chennile by throwing the binished peice in the wash to prevent the slubiness of it. Dont know if it works, but im tempted to try!
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2005 10:08:45 AM »

I really love this scarf, you did a great job! Did the pattern cause you any trouble or was it just the yarn that drove you crazy? I'm a fairly new knitter (just over a year) and would like to try this out as my first venture into lace type patterns. Do you recommend it?
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2005 01:25:03 PM »

Thanks for the compliments! Grin
I'm scared to felt the scarf, because I don't want to lose the fluffy snow look the chenille gives it. But, if you do felt chenille, midnightsky, please post a picture!

pamplemousse- My problem was a lack of sleep and cheap chenille. The pattern is pretty easy, once you get the hang of it. It was actually my first lace-type pattern, and I really do recommend it.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2005 01:44:37 PM »

aduaidh --

What size needes/yarn did you use for this scarf? It's hard to tell how wide it is from your photos. The reason that I'm asking is that I just made a scarf using this pattern, but much smaller than recommended (I used a worsted weight on 8s... I think the pattern uses a bulky on #15s. Mind ended up being about 4" wide).

Did you have to block yours? This might be related to the smaller size that I made mine, but it's curling like nobody's business. I've blocked it "gently" once with decent results, but I clearly need to block it more aggressively to make it behave.

As for the new knitter (pamplemousse) asking about this pattern, this was my first foray into lace. I must admit, I had a more experienced knitting friend help me out to begin with and I definitely needed it. I don't usually knit projects where I have to pay careful attention, and I really had to pay attention to this pattern when I was doing it (no knitting in front of the tube). But it's not "hard" (and it's super cute!) I think I'm going to make it again in the recommended size. Smiley

Thanks in advance for the info!
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2005 04:15:50 PM »

kaesea- I was using size 10 needles and bulky chenille yarn. It's about 4.5 inches wide and I did 13 repeats of the pattern instead of the pattern's 10 for extra length. I didn't bother to block mine, because I like the bumpy uneven look. I had no curling problems due to the chenille yarn (I think), but mine does have a tendency to fold itself in half when worn.
I wish I could help you with your scarf problem, but I'm pretty much a beginner myself. Embarrassed
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2005 09:16:42 PM »

Where's this pattern?  I love it!  I can't find it on the Knitty archives!  Can you share?
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2005 04:16:38 AM »

OMG! this is awesome! I have this bright red chennille lying around that I have no idea what to do with... and would be perfect, what with valentine's day coming up and everything! A pattern would be luved by all! purty pleeese  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2005 06:15:19 AM »

The pattern was in Knitty's special breast cancer awareness mini-issue, in pdf format. You can see it here: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTsurpriseintro.html
I made this scarf too, and mine turned out super narrow as well because I used size seven needles and Paton's Classic Wool in red. It's still super cute though. It was my first attempt at lace knitting and I thought it went rather well! Definitely a good "first lace knitting" project.
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