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DavesGirl
« on: January 02, 2009 09:38:03 AM »

I would like to make the Garden Scarf for my first-ever crochet project.  I was hoping to use some yarn from my stash - it's the Carys BFL from Three Irish Girls.  My first flower (A from the pattern) only came out to be 2 3/4 inches wide, instead of 4 1/2.  This yarn is supposedly worsted weight, and I am using an I/9 crochet hook (as per the pattern).

So what should I do?   Huh  I was considering a few options:

  • Buy a larger hook.
  • Buy different yarn.
  • Take some creative license and make smaller flowers, but make more of them and join them in such a way that the scarf will be 2 flowers wide instead of 1.
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DavesGirl
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009 03:57:38 PM »

(I posted this over on the SNBHH forum too - not sure which place is better)

I would like to make the Garden Scarf for my first-ever crochet project.  I was hoping to use some yarn from my stash - it's the Carys BFL from Three Irish Girls.  My first flower (A from the pattern) only came out to be 2 3/4 inches wide, instead of 4 1/2.  This yarn is supposedly worsted weight, and I am using an I/9 crochet hook (as per the pattern).

So what should I do?    Huh  I was considering a few options:


Buy a larger hook.
Buy different yarn.
Take some creative license and make smaller flowers, but make more of them and join them in such a way that the scarf will be 2 flowers wide instead of 1.
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009 02:58:07 PM »

Well, all of those options sound good! I mean, hey, any excuse to buy more yarn is a good enough excure to me... but if it were me, I would buy more yarn, but keep going with the smaller flowers and just do more of them! But that's me! Plus that way, you will be designing your own scarf, inspired by the pattern at hand! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009 09:34:04 AM »

Thanks for your reply!

I guess this is just a gap in my knowledge about knitting/crocheting.  I imagine there must be some point where you can't fix all gauge issues just by changing the size of your needle/hook?  Would yarn that's too small for the project look silly if I used a hook that is too large?  (And why the heck is there so much variance in yarn that is "worsted" weight anyway??)
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fochaux
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2009 08:32:11 AM »

I say wing-it!  All of your ideas sound good!  Can't wait to see the end result
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maryagon
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2009 08:53:13 AM »

I made this scarf for my roommate for Christmas and had wanted to use some leftover metallic yarn I had and came up with the same problem - my flowers with that yarn were too small.  So I held two strands of that yarn together as one and I came up with a thicker flower - and it looked cute!

If you have enough yarn to double up, I found that method to be simple and with good results.

Good luck!
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fochaux
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2009 01:43:48 PM »

I made this scarf for my roommate for Christmas and had wanted to use some leftover metallic yarn I had and came up with the same problem - my flowers with that yarn were too small.  So I held two strands of that yarn together as one and I came up with a thicker flower - and it looked cute!

If you have enough yarn to double up, I found that method to be simple and with good results.

Good luck!

that's an awesome idea too!  I would have never thought of that!
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