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« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2005 11:49:29 AM »

everybodys scarfs are looking great.im just finishing up one for a boy i know. its dark grey...and it started getting pretty boring and dad like..so i added in a hot pink square today..heehee..sorry no pics..i havent figured out how to post yet(more like too lazy to figure it out) im pretty happy with it.i have just one question..when do i stop? how long should a boy scarf be? is there a rule?
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2005 06:49:02 AM »

I wasn't part of this knit-a-long, but I just finished up one of these as well

It's made out of scratchy wool, but I'm hoping it will soften with age. I used the trick from The Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe where you cast on one less stitch than  you need for EACH cable, then increase on the row before you do your first twist. Then when finishing you decrease right below each cable. I can't say that it made a tremendous difference, but when I cast on without doing it the bottom was all frayed out (I can't think of the best word to describe it, but those who have knit this probably know what I'm talking about--it sort of gets wider at the ends), so I ripped out and started again, and this limited the fray-edness at least a little bit.
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2005 03:30:47 PM »

actually I was wondering about frayed out ends because I saw them on some blogs. Is there a good cast-on to use for this scarf. I was planning on using a long tail cast on, but would it work?


« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2005 10:19:59 AM »

I looked in my vogue knitting book and decided to use a cable cast on. This is the scarf so far (in knitpicks' wool of the andes)


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« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2005 10:02:26 PM »

tejer-  I like how your edges turned out.  Mine are similar, but I'm using a dark brown tweed so it's a little harder to see the nice pattern.
It's 28 inches long so far and I have quite a bit of yarn left.

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« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2005 06:46:49 AM »

My completed and blocked scarf:

« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2005 11:10:19 PM »

Tejer, I love the color.
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« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2005 07:11:24 PM »

All of your scarves are awesome. I think I may join in on this! All I know is purl and knit stitches (although I really want to learn more) I'm so excied about this! I've never seen a pattern this nice with just these two basic stitches.
« Reply #48 on: December 10, 2005 05:41:40 AM »

It looks really cool. It's going to make someone a great gift.

« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2005 08:16:30 PM »

I'm knitting this scarf at the moment and I went into Gap the other day. They are selling scarves almost exactly like it except for the border and the cables twist in the other direction. Anyway, I thought that it was pretty cool that I could knit something in a shop. Sorry, I don't know how much it was so I can't compare how much it was with mine.

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