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« on: December 30, 2008 10:08:28 AM »

First of all, this is 100% inspired by/copied from aliastriona_angerboda's Magpie scarf, which I loved so much that I cast this on right after seeing her post!


(Sorry, eyes are closed!)

It's loooooong....must be a good 8-10 feet long, and about 8 inches wide. I didn't mean for it to be that long, but now I kind of like it! It's made of all the scraps of blue and green and black yarn in my stash--mostly worsted, but some bulky and sport.

It's knit mosty in garter stitch, with a little stockinette for texture, on a size 7 circular needle (it was very squished on the needle!) What I did was to use a new piece of yarn for each row, and left about 8 inchs loose at each end to make into the fringe. Then I tied knots in the fringe and it's good to go!

(you can see it's wrapped around my neck at least 3 times and it's still almost to the ground!)



The colors are a little brighter in person, they include a little black, deep blue, bright turquoise, and pale turquiose.

I still have the tails loose from when I had to tie a new piece of yarn in in the middle of a row, I can't decide if I like the little strings there as extra texture or if I should weave them in. What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008 10:25:52 AM »

What a great scarf!  I've just seen the "magpie" scarf and had the same idea, doing the same thing with the fringes -- and a similar color scheme!

I'd leave the joined yarn spots -- extra texture, as you say.

Wonderful job!
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008 11:02:37 AM »

I often leave tails un-weaved because i like how they look texture like you say!
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008 11:13:02 AM »

IMO, if you have leftover yarn, you should add more little tails.
Then again, IMO you can never have too much texture. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008 04:14:52 PM »

Total texture.

How many stitches did you cast on?
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008 07:24:12 PM »

Thanks so much guys!

ScotSkipper, I need to check how many stitches I cast on, because I want to make another one (but maybe not so long!). I'll let you know when I find out!
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009 02:47:41 PM »

I love this - totally my colours. I love the magpie one too. I should make one of these scarves. I'd weave in the ends but that's just me:)
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009 03:54:38 PM »

Such a pretty scarf. I would totally leave the little tails unwoven, it fits with the bowerbird theme. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2009 07:58:57 PM »

Thanks guys! I totally recommend making these, it's just the right combination of mindless relaxing knitting and creativity and surprise. I love them!
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