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Topic: Wintr is Coming! Knit a Game of Thrones scarf!  (Read 3366 times)
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itselissa
« on: April 08, 2012 12:29:45 PM »

So, I finally finished my Winter is Coming scarf a week ago, with just hours to spare before the premier. Then I blocked it. Then I waited for it to dry. Then I removed the pins. Then...it decided to curl up like a snail. Not sure why this happened, but I'm trying to make the best of it. It actually looks quite chic, sort of.

But anyway, this was the first time I had attempted Fair Isle knitting, ad it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I used Blue Sky Alpaca worsted cotton yarn (2 skeins tulip and 1 skein granite). It turned out super long; I'd say at least six feet if not longer.

And now, for photos!

The entire scarf



Closeup of the direwolf (I knit his head too close to the edge! Eek!)



My cat Thom got to be my unwitting model. He was not amused.




And the pattern for the direwolf in case anyone wants it

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FeliciaSlayDCRG
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012 01:06:38 PM »

I love it!   You did great!
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jfer007
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012 09:44:58 AM »

This looks great and very chic!
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omgitsalisa
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2012 10:43:43 PM »

That looks so awesome! I love seeing Game of Thrones craft projects and I'm always envious of those who can do colorwork. As far as the curling goes, I'm not much of a knitter, but it's my understanding that stockinette stitch curls on the edges because the front part of the stitch is a little wider than the back. Still, you're right, I think it does look kind of cool that way.
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itselissa
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012 01:53:35 PM »

Thanks, guys, y'all're so sweet! omgitsalisa (almost name twins!), that's a good theory, but I have no idea. When I remember, I'm going to try to block it again and see if that helps, but if not, it's fine.
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2012 09:48:15 PM »

outstanding!  Grin
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