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KayKay84
« on: March 10, 2009 12:30:50 PM »

I went to buy fabric the other day and noticed they had a big box of yarn (or wool? I'm lacking technical terms in english...) for sale.
I found the prettiest chunky yarn with tiny turquoise thread in it that I just couldn't resist. It was only 1,50 Euro instead of 8,50 Euro per ball so I had to have it. Unfortunately there were only three balls left, not enough for a whole scarf.
So I thought I'd make a neckwarmer like I've seem them on this board.

I don't knit a lot and somehow I miscalculated...big time. It turned out too wide and too long. I still have a ball left and I'm not sure if I should have made it shorter or longer but less wide... it's kinda big for me now (I'm tiny though).

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close-up of the yarn with the button I thought would go well with it:


me wearing it:



another close-up:


Let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2009 12:41:06 PM »

Oh that is a lovely yarn!

I like it!

It is big...but it looks super warm and cozy! I think you did a great job!
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009 12:50:53 PM »

I love it!  I love the scale, I think it's perfect.  Any longer and it might look like a giant scarf is trying to eat you, but at this length it looks perfect!  Huge and sculptural.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009 01:10:07 PM »

I love how chunky and big it is.  I'd so wear it (and I'm a little bitty thing too)
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009 01:34:29 PM »

I think you have enough yarn left for a hat Grin

And it's a nice fat scarf that looks very warm AND pretty.

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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009 02:18:21 PM »

Those are the prettiest colors!
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009 04:43:11 PM »

That yarn is great, I love that turquoise thread, too. I like the large look, and it would be warmer, too.
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009 05:46:58 PM »

Ooh, that yarn is gorgeous.
I like the length/width, but you could always unravel it and make a longer, skinnier scarf!
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2009 10:31:11 PM »

Thanks for all the replys!

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Any longer and it might look like a giant scarf is trying to eat you
Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy

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I think you have enough yarn left for a hat
I'll have to learn how to knit hats then  Grin. I've only ever knit scarves and socks. But that's a great idea thanks! I had not thought of that.

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I like the length/width, but you could always unravel it and make a longer, skinnier scarf!
I know, I think I'll leave it like that for now and see if I really wear it and if I don't I might make a skinnier scarf.
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2009 10:49:47 AM »


I'll have to learn how to knit hats then  Grin. I've only ever knit scarves and socks. But that's a great idea thanks! I had not thought of that.


You already know to knit a hat Grin  Just knit a very short scarf about the width of your head. Garter stitch -- knitting each row -- works well. When it's as long as your head measurement, stop and bind off. Sew the cast on and cast off edges together. Gather one end. Voila!
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2009 11:27:07 AM »

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You already know to knit a hat Grin  Just knit a very short scarf about the width of your head. Garter stitch -- knitting each row -- works well. When it's as long as your head measurement, stop and bind off. Sew the cast on and cast off edges together. Gather one end. Voila!

Ok, that sounds really easy, thanks!! I thought it was much harder to knit a hat! I'll definitely try that out  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2009 07:46:44 AM »

I think the bigness makes it better. It's a good juxtaposition, plus the chunky yarn would look funny if it weren't on something really huge.

And yes, a hat is definitely in order!
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2009 04:48:52 PM »

That is the most adorable scarf!!!  i love love love it!!

great job!!! post pi s of the hat when you finish!
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lizthecraftybitch
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2009 12:54:26 PM »

i think it looks great! the large size of the neckwarmer works because of the large gauge of the yarn. if i saw that for sale in a shop i would totally scrounge up the money to buy it.
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