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Ainadaliel
« Reply #60 on: September 25, 2008 12:32:07 AM »

Oh, and last question...

When you guys work on ch to do a rowwhere do you insert the hook? Do you insert it under the two Vs, on just the top V, or on the top V and butt? Ive read in Debbie Stollers book to insert it on the two Vs, but on all the other tutorials online, they only insert it on the top V. Sad

Help, anyone? Which would make my scarf not stretch? Because the first time I attempted this scarf, I crocheted into the top V only, and the scarf started to curve and really look like a curved rainbow! Sad
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« Reply #61 on: September 25, 2008 09:27:18 AM »

I'm off to make one too!  this is cute!
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« Reply #62 on: September 26, 2008 04:20:22 PM »

Oh, and last question...

When you guys work on ch to do a rowwhere do you insert the hook? Do you insert it under the two Vs, on just the top V, or on the top V and butt? Ive read in Debbie Stollers book to insert it on the two Vs, but on all the other tutorials online, they only insert it on the top V. Sad

Help, anyone? Which would make my scarf not stretch? Because the first time I attempted this scarf, I crocheted into the top V only, and the scarf started to curve and really look like a curved rainbow! Sad


I put the hook under BOTH strands of the V (which would be both the front and the back loops).  This is a fairly "loose" scarf since it is done in double crochet-so I'm not sure what would cause it not to stretch, unless you crochet super tight.  The only thing I can think of that caused your curve in the other scarf would be that you added a double crochet at the beginning of each row and possibly at the end of the row--so you would be adding a stitch or two to each row. ---That would cause a curve.

Hope that helps.
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« Reply #63 on: September 26, 2008 06:48:42 PM »

...what everkutz said. The first time my daughter made this scarf she did it in single crochet because she likes the density of the stitch, and found it curved or arched slightly. The second time it was more pronounced because the stitches were much tighter (she must have been tense about something, my stitches are tighter when I'm angry or stressed). The 3rd one was worked in double crochet, and, personally, I like the double stitch much better. I love the feel of the looser yarn, much softer and no curve!

In case you're wondering why so many scarves...the first one was mailed to Indiana and put in a basket of Wizard of Oz goodies our Oz club donates to the Oz festival's auction every year. Proceeds go toward the following year's event to help offset expenses, and this year our basket went for $400!

The second scarf is mine, and the third one is going to a friend of mine who lives in Ohio (I'm in California). He had a rough year health-wise and he'll absolutely love it and I'm sure will actually wear it. My daughter still needs to put the clouds on it, then it's on its way.

This is such a timeless pattern and everyone I've shown it to has gone gah-gah over it! Thanks again for sharing it with us, everkutz!

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« Reply #64 on: September 26, 2008 08:10:04 PM »

i'm definately making this!
i love rainbows... if you couldn't tell from my name... and its getting chilly out!
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Ainadaliel
« Reply #65 on: October 06, 2008 07:13:20 AM »

Here's mine!  Grin


That's my friend modelling it. She's been bugging me to make her a rainbow scarf for the longest time! So this pattern was perfect timing!
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« Reply #66 on: October 07, 2008 05:23:07 AM »

Hmm about the curve thing, I have found if you do your foundation chain with a hook one size large then change back to the hook size you'll be using for the rest of the scarf the curve should be eliminated.  I use this same method when starting off scarves too.  You may have noticed scarves are slightly narrower where you've started with a slight curve.  If you crochet super tight you may wan to go up two sizes.
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Ainadaliel
« Reply #67 on: October 07, 2008 05:10:33 PM »

Hmm about the curve thing, I have found if you do your foundation chain with a hook one size large then change back to the hook size you'll be using for the rest of the scarf the curve should be eliminated.  I use this same method when starting off scarves too.  You may have noticed scarves are slightly narrower where you've started with a slight curve.  If you crochet super tight you may wan to go up two sizes.

Yep, that's exactly what I did! Smiley Thanks! Cheesy
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everkutz
« Reply #68 on: October 07, 2008 06:19:04 PM »

I love your scarf Ainadaliel!  You did an awesome job and your model seems pleased with it.  There's something about a rainbow that makes one smile or feel happy! 
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« Reply #69 on: October 08, 2008 09:56:08 PM »

Wonderful job, Ainadaliel! Thanks so much for showing us the photo, how cool, and your friend looks uber happy to have a rainbow around her neck!

I like that tip about using a bigger hook for the first row, gotta pass that one around, thanks, madidolly!
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