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« on: June 18, 2005 06:19:17 PM »



It's adapted from the vogue on the go scarf book II, actually it's the cover scarf, although I used four colors instead of three, and larger yarn/larger needles (30 stitches across rather than 62).  And I had to verge from pattern at the end when I ran out of red and purple, but the kitten's sitting on that part Grin.  The yarn is Lion's Brand Kool Wool (which is so cartoony, I love it!), it's for my dad's birthday.  Still got to weave ends in, of course, but just thought I'd post.
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2005 06:32:12 PM »

Wow...I really like that scarf.  I realize the pattern is from a book so don't answer this question if you feel it "gives away" part of the pattern.  Were the squares made using intarsia or a technique like the one used to make mitred squares?

Again, don't answer the question if you feel uncomfortable giving away information that's in the book.  I'm just trying to figure out if I could manage this...I haven't worked up enough courage to try intarsia yet.   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2005 06:07:48 PM »

it's intarsia, it's not actually that hard, you just have to remember to loop the new color around the old as you switch. And when you're working with four colors, you have to stop every now and then and untangle.  It gives you a definite wrong and right side, as it's entirely in garter stitch, so you have to add new colors (or subtract) always on the same side.  I copied the physical pattern, drawing my own chart in crayon, but I didn't really read the directions, or follow my own too closely  Tongue (I seem to have a problem reading directions, or if I read them, I have a problem following them...)   
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2005 01:28:47 PM »

that looks really, really nice. i love Kool Wool too. i have that book so i'll have to check out the pattern...although, i have not been successful with intarsia so far. i just can't get that interlocking part down. anyway, i'm sure your dad will love the scarf - great job.
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2005 03:47:05 PM »

Very very nice!

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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2005 04:09:17 PM »

i love this scarf. its really awesome. love the colors you chose. i also was just wondering if you could knit the different sections and just seam them together and that way it would be the same on both sides. do you think that would be too much work though. is there alot of other good patterns in this book? if there is i might have to get this one.
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2005 04:35:29 PM »

i love this scarf. its really awesome. love the colors you chose. i also was just wondering if you could knit the different sections and just seam them together and that way it would be the same on both sides. do you think that would be too much work though. is there alot of other good patterns in this book? if there is i might have to get this one.

Thanks!  I think it might be a lot of work to do them seperately, but I don't know.  As for the book, it has some super cute do-able designs (notably a zebra and a sheep scarf), and it has some which are so basic it's hard too imagine they needed to write out a pattern, two or three where the directions just give me headaches looking at them, and some weird ones too.  But a number of them are attractive and don't seem too difficult.  The question really is how many scarf patterns does a person need?  I'd see if you could get the book through the library or leaf through it in a bookstore before buying.
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