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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
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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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