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tejer
« on: December 03, 2005 06:35:53 AM »

This scarf is for my (much loved) grandma for Christmas. The first picture is of the scarf in progress, and the second of the completed, blocked scarf. I knit it in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in 'chambray'. It took only a little more than 3 skeins, so it was only about $6 for this 100% wool scarf. Still amazes me!



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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2005 06:42:42 AM »

very nicely done! She's going to love it and think fondly of you each time she wears it.

Isn't Knitpicks wonderful?! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2005 06:48:10 AM »

thats beautiful!! i wish I could knit!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2005 08:31:30 AM »

I can only dream of knitting my grandma a scarf, I miss her so much.  You will have a wonderful memory of her reaction when you give her the scarf because I know she will be speechless because it is so so sweet and so professional looking.  Thanks for showing us. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2005 09:45:17 AM »

ooh, that's beautiful
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2005 09:47:48 AM »

i agree! v. pretty. and i love the color
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tejer
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2005 07:12:40 PM »

I love the color too. And I love knitpicks. This scarf was a lot of fun to make...and made me realize cables are really easy (it was my first cable knit). Now I'm thinking about other cable projects...like the DNA scarf for my med student sister.
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2005 07:17:40 PM »

Beautiful!!! I love everything about it.

Can you tell me how to block a scarf?
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tejer
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2005 05:01:46 AM »

Since I am a new knitter, I don't have tons of experience with blocking. The only method I've tried is wet blocking. I completely submerge the scarf in cold water and then squeeze out some of the water. Then I just lay out the piece on a towel and pull on it so the sides are even and it has the shape I want. I haven't pinned any of my scarves --I think that's more important with lace-work anyway.

In my Vogue Knitting Book, it tells what to do with each kind of yarn/material. For wool, alpaca, etc. they suggest wet blocking and then pressing them with a steam iron if needed. Many materials they suggest that you wet block them with a spray bottle (rather than submerging them), for example with wool blends and synthetics--and not pressing them, since you could actually melt the materials inside the yarn. I think a lot of yarns have blocking suggestions on the label.

Check out a knitting resource book from the library like 'Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Guide' or the Reader's Digest Ultimate Book. They are helpful in explaining blocking among many other things.
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katymcf
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2005 04:49:09 PM »

That scarf is great.  Would you mind telling me what pattern you used? 

Thanks!

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