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« Reply #1290 on: February 14, 2007 07:29:08 AM »


if you use acrylic or an acrylic blend... i suggest blocking it b/c if you don't your FO will look like a giant lump and have no drape at all, which is what happened to mine. i lightly wet blocked mine and it came out perfect.


I disagree! I made one in 100% acrylic and one in an acrylic/wool mix and they both turned out GREAT without blocking. I don't actually think you CAN block acrylic
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« Reply #1291 on: February 14, 2007 07:45:39 AM »

True, acrylic doesn't block. I made some in Caron's Simply soft, which is a thin worsted, and used size 10-10.5 needles which made the stitches looser. They drape really well. A few people use RH worsted and size 10.5s and they said it came out much better than using size 8s.

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« Reply #1292 on: February 14, 2007 08:11:30 AM »

Thanks all!! for the advice....I have a bunch of this yarn (Bernat softee) I think I will try...and just adjust gauge with needle size....what do you think?

http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=82240&PRODID=124456

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« Reply #1293 on: February 14, 2007 08:37:37 AM »

i used Patons Decor which is a worsted acrylic/wool blend. i used size 8s and it came out bulky and tightly packed with absolutely no drape at all and bunched up like a 2x2 rib.

i washed it with warm water and baby shampoo, pinned it tightly to a trash bag lined bed and let it dry for about 12 hours. it was perfect!

the corners still curl in a bit but at least it has drape and you can see the drop stitches and it doesn't automatically scrunch up when i take it off.

simply soft has lots of drape, i've used it for many things... but the stuff i used has none at all.
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« Reply #1294 on: February 14, 2007 09:52:45 AM »

Thanks all!! for the advice....I have a bunch of this yarn (Bernat softee) I think I will try...and just adjust gauge with needle size....what do you think?

http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=82240&PRODID=124456

in this color:


That's quite a thick yarn and I suggest using at least size 10.5 needles with it. Maybe even 11s, and certainly the metric sizes between there (7 or 7.5 mm). You could stretch it out when wet and could work on size 10s. The corners will curl a little no matter what, it's because of the pattern, and it looks fine once it's all done.

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« Reply #1295 on: February 14, 2007 10:11:12 AM »

BWAHAHAHAHA It is finished!  Okay, I promised myself I wouldn't cry.  Whew!  Okay, first of all, I would like to thank Knitty for causing me to lose much sleep in pursuit of knitting this beautiful scarf from your website.  I would like to thank Denise for the wonderful interchangeable knitting needles that I used, without which this scarf would not have been possible.  And I would like to thank my mother, who hovered over me as I carefully dropped those stitches and watched in amazement and cried for me when I got halfway through it on my second attempt and had to frog it.  And last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank the fine ladies in this thread who came before me and proved that knitting this wonderful scarf is truly possible. 

After four false starts and a week's worth of staying up all night knitting it is complete.  I'm so proud of it and because of the time spent working on it, I'll probably wear it 24/7/365.  Even when it's a hundred degrees here LOL

I'll post pics later.   Tongue
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« Reply #1296 on: February 14, 2007 10:28:02 AM »

THUNDEROUS ROUND OF APPLAUSE
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« Reply #1297 on: February 14, 2007 11:22:32 AM »

BWAHAHAHAHA It is finished!  Okay, I promised myself I wouldn't cry.  Whew!  Okay, first of all, I would like to thank Knitty for causing me to lose much sleep in pursuit of knitting this beautiful scarf from your website.  I would like to thank Denise for the wonderful interchangeable knitting needles that I used, without which this scarf would not have been possible.  And I would like to thank my mother, who hovered over me as I carefully dropped those stitches and watched in amazement and cried for me when I got halfway through it on my second attempt and had to frog it.  And last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank the fine ladies in this thread who came before me and proved that knitting this wonderful scarf is truly possible. 

After four false starts and a week's worth of staying up all night knitting it is complete.  I'm so proud of it and because of the time spent working on it, I'll probably wear it 24/7/365.  Even when it's a hundred degrees here LOL

I'll post pics later.   Tongue



*standing ovation!!!*

CONGRATS!!! doesn't it feel so good now that it's done!

i wear mine all the time.... over my coat and like a scarf... over my sweater while i'm at the office (it's damn cold in here!) or while i'm out and about shopping.

i pet it when i'm home. i get distressed when i drop it. i almost screamed when it got caught in the car door the first day i wore it (it had also gotten tangled in the seat belt).

my mom and dad make fun of me for wearing it all the time.... *sniff and sob* but they just don't understand!!!!!

congrats and enjoy wearing it!
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« Reply #1298 on: February 14, 2007 02:02:10 PM »

LOL Isisfae, I can totally relate.  One of our dogs jumped on me earlier while I was wearing it and I about crapped myself I was so scared they would rip a hole in it.  Oh!  As promised, here are the pics.


It's HUGE!  Here she is sprawled out across the back of the sofa.


Close-up of the stitches.


Ahhhhh finally finished and wearing it like a shawl.


Wearing it like a scarf.  This was completed not a moment too soon.  Our temps went from the mid 60's down into the 30's with 15mph winds today. 
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« Reply #1299 on: February 14, 2007 02:59:17 PM »

wow! yours fits you like a scarf!  Shocked

i can't get mine around my neck like that... but, i wear it over a wool peacoat.  b/c i wear it over a coat, i wear it like a shawl but tuck it up by my neck to keep it warm.

where are you that it's been in the 60s??? damn... it was 38 the other day and it freaked me out! almost went out w/o a coat b/c it was so "warm"! it's been below freezing up here and many days it's been in the teens and 20s.

i'm glad you're enjoying it!

love the color!!!! what yarn did you use? it's beautimous!
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