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« on: May 05, 2009 07:31:19 PM »

Made this a while ago and never got around to posting it. (Where does the time go?)This scarf came out of a contest to pick a literary figure and what they would knit. I picked Sherlock Holmes and thus was born the Dartmoor Scarf using (what else?) a hounds-tooth pattern. The scarf is 5" wide and roughly 60" long.

This is double knitted so both sides are done at the same time. The idea of double knitting was easy to understand, it was harder wrapping my head around the execution of said double knitting. It's definitely not for the faint of heart or anyone who wants instant gratification. The scarf is wonderfully warm, because the double knitting creates pockets that hold air and the yarn is an absolutely yummy alpaca/silk blend.

Link to post with chart here.
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2009 08:28:14 PM »

This looks so wonderfully comfortable. Is double knitting done in the round? I'm having problems wrapping my mind around it already. :p Anyway, your work is beautiful, I love the color and the yarn is nice and shiny looking

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009 02:01:45 AM »

I love love love the pseudo houndstooth and I want to pick up knitting. Where do I begin?Huh

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009 04:26:07 AM »

Really cute! I love houndstooth.  And to the person above me who likes it too and wants to pick up knitting, it's a pain but not as hard as you might think.  Learn to knit, purl, and use circular needles and you're all set. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2009 06:56:33 AM »

This is gorgeous, you did a beautiful job on it! and kudos for doing it in double knitting, I don't know that I would have the patience  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009 06:44:26 PM »

This is so handsomly gorgeous. I love everything about it, from the colors, to the pattern, to the double knittedness.

« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2009 12:20:21 PM »

I love this.  I haven't tried double knitting yet, but after seeing this, I'm reminded that I really need to try it.  (maybe in an easier pattern than yours for the first go-around!)

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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2009 09:33:07 PM »

ah!! so beautiful!! and i applaud your patience like no other!! double knitting drives me bonkers, the last thing i tried to double-knit ended up getting ripped out and turned into an afghan because it was taking too long!!! bravo for your ability to stick it out, because thats an incredible scarf, and the colors really are great together. alpaca too! <3
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2009 07:47:51 PM »

Oh my! Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments!  Embarrassed

For the record, I don't have a lot of patience, I just kept at it. And this is my first (and so far only) double knitting project. So don't be put off trying a pattern. I've got a chart of the houndstooth that I did in Excel, if that would help.

Double knitting isn't done in the round, you use two straight needles. However, it is essentially a fabric in the round, sort of. If you used double knitting and made each side a different color, you'd have a "pocket".

Alpaca blend yarns are noticeably warmer when worn and luxurious to knit with.
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010 09:48:18 PM »

aw, i just learned how to double knit I am so duing this! I just need to get more color. Thank you
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