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Topic: Bulky Ribbed NeckWarmer in Slate and Chocolate  (Read 3754 times)
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« on: October 09, 2008 06:36:49 AM »

I've had to put myself on a yarn diet until I make considerable dent in my stash.  So I've been trying to make as much as I can just so I can get new yarn!!

I lost the ball band for this yarn, and I can't remeber who made it, but it's a DK weight superwash wool.  I had three balls of the slate blue color, so I held three strands together while I knitted and used a really big needle, either 13 or 15, I can't remember. It's a 2x3 rib and because I was too lazy to do a swatch I just loaded up my needles and knitted to the desired width.  When I cast off I realized it wasn't long enough, so I picked up stiches on the short end and knitted the rib in the other direction until it was long enough.  Something awesome happened then because that vertical knit piece is exactly the right length to fit under my chin and the vertical rib smooshes down for a very comfy fit, while the horizontal rib stands up and just looks awesome. 

Then I crocheted a border in a contrasting chocolate yarn.  The top is just single crochet, but the bottom and side are some super frilly double lace thing.  It has a victorian look about it, which I absolutely love right now.  The buttons I also had in my stash, which was amazing.  I don't think I could've found a better button if I tried. 

I'll shut up now and put up the pictures.  I'd LOVE to hear what you all think. 


« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2008 06:41:43 AM »

It's lovely!  I love the mix of ribs, and of course the colors.  Great work.

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008 06:44:11 AM »

Love Love Love the buttons  Cheesy!!!

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008 07:22:48 AM »

It looks wonderful! I love the color combination, its one of my favorite!

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008 07:56:45 AM »

That is so cute! And you're right about the buttons.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008 08:02:56 AM »

veddy, veddy cute!

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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008 09:33:26 AM »

Stach busting can be so hard sometimes.  Good Job, looks really good!

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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2008 11:31:15 AM »

Gosh, I love everything about this!  I am totally into the victorian thing right now too, I love the lace around it and the little buttons.   Not to mention that it looks so comfy and cozy.  Great job!

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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008 12:32:48 PM »

this is lovely!
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2008 12:45:32 PM »

Thanks everyone!  I love it when my yarn and my projects match so well.  Can't wait until it's actually cold enough to wear it.  I may be waiting quite some time, curse living in the South.

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