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shannon1981
« Reply #160 on: December 22, 2005 03:11:15 PM »

ok everyone, I just finished blocking my scarf and it's curling!  I can't figure out how to keep it from curling.  Was anyone able to figure this out?  I'm really happy with how it looks overall, but the curling is really irritating. 

I made this for my mom for Christmas and accidentally left it on her ironing board and she found it.  Oh well, my own stupid fault.  She's thrilled with it anyway.

Please let me know if you know how to stop the curling.

Shannon
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facelikeallama
« Reply #161 on: December 23, 2005 03:56:05 PM »

Did you pin it in place when you blocked it?  I JUST finished mine and it was curling up on itself, but I stretched it out and pinned it out while it was drying and it seems to be fine... It's not dry yet, so gah, you've got me all worried. xD 
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ruwena
« Reply #162 on: December 24, 2005 01:30:46 PM »

A friend is giving me some alpaca yarn and so I was thinking it would be fun to make this scarf for her out of the alpaca (its $13 for 1 skien). But I was wondering what weight yarn you guys used because I've seen the alpaca and it looks like its really thick..She knits too but I know she has never tried cables or lace (she is taking the plunge this week, I told her cables just look tough but they're really fun), so I want to make her a lacy scarf Smiley
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shannon1981
« Reply #163 on: December 24, 2005 03:42:35 PM »

Did you pin it in place when you blocked it?  I JUST finished mine and it was curling up on itself, but I stretched it out and pinned it out while it was drying and it seems to be fine... It's not dry yet, so gah, you've got me all worried. xD 

I thought mine would stop curling once it was blocked but it didn't.  Yes, I did pin it while it was drying.  My mom suggested steam blocking it, so I'm going to try that next.  I'll let you know how it goes.

Shannon
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« Reply #164 on: December 24, 2005 05:33:04 PM »

How do you steam block?  It seems I'm having the same problem, ack.  But I guess I'll have to fix it after I give it to my mum for Christmas, because there's no time now.


The scarf, which is a gift for my mum as I said.  Please forgive the look on my face; cameras hate me and I was blinking in the only picture that showed the scarf well, ack.


And what became of the little bit I had left over after making the scarf and a little cat toy.  Which the cats happened to find before Christmas and it didn't entirely survive.   Sad  Note:  alpaca + cat nip = savage man-eating cats!
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« Reply #165 on: December 24, 2005 09:24:56 PM »

i love that... so pretty.
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« Reply #166 on: January 12, 2006 03:50:41 PM »

I made this for my grandmother for x-mas. Now I'm making her a matching panta.

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« Reply #167 on: January 12, 2006 03:59:08 PM »

wow they are all so beautiful!
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« Reply #168 on: January 12, 2006 11:50:35 PM »

very very beuatiful!

To steam block:

Get some T pins or straight pins
a towel long enough for your scarf to lay flat on it
a ruler
a carpeted floor or other surface that you can pin things too

Lay the towel on your carpet. Lay the scarft on top of the towel. Pin one corner down then measure the scarf to the proper width and pin that corner. Continue measuring and pinning up the entire scarf. Turn your iron on to a steam setting (Note that steaming may be harmful to some yarns, although I don't know which ones). Hold the iron 2 - 3 inches above the scarf and let the steam saturate the scarf. Never ever let the iron actually touch the scarf! Leave the scarf there until its dry (make sure no animals will wander across it with dirty paws). Thats about it I guess...good luck! Smiley
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knitchick2
« Reply #169 on: January 13, 2006 04:34:55 AM »

Here's mine!  I also knit it for a Christmas gift.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/knitchick2/79389174/
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