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ecila_etc
« on: December 16, 2005 03:16:07 AM »

Just fininished this for my little bro for Xmas.

It was inspired by a novelty plaster ("plaster"=bandaid to non-Brits...) and that police tape scarf that was in Magnits a few months ago.



I used patons gold DK on 4.5mm. The tension's a little bit loose but I couldn't be bothered changing my chart when I realised it would be too small on 3.5mm's (getting the proportions right was everything with this project).

Its a bit short as a scarf for my tastes but it's backed with fleece which makes it super-warm so you don't need to double it round your neck and goes once-round quite neatly. Also, because its backed with fleece you can wear it with the plain black showing (rather than just busting the whole "my sister knitted me a novelty intarsia thing for xmas" look...)

I'm about to post some more xmas FOs to my LiveJournal.
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2005 03:20:19 AM »

That is truly fantastic Cheesy

Well done, it looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2005 03:21:06 AM »

AH! that is great!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2005 04:03:42 AM »

That looks very cool , any chance of brightening your pic though as you can't really make out the wording on the crayon .

Looks amazing   
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2005 04:50:12 AM »

I did think it was a tad dark and I would brighten if I could. But I can't. My computer/ photo systems are a bit poo as present.

I can see it fine on my moniter though (though on my laptop I had to tilt the screen a tad). Maybe if you brighten your settings?
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2005 04:57:34 AM »




here you go Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2005 05:01:50 AM »

wow i meant change your screen settings, not post it, THANKS for sharing!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2005 08:44:37 AM »

wow, that is so great, i love it! i may have to steal this idea and add it to my long list of projects.... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2005 09:06:39 AM »

oh good grief, that is amazing!!!  i want one!
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2005 09:45:23 AM »

that is so... so... accurate!!
great job!
(insert jealousy here)

well. at least i know what i'm going to knit after christmas is over.
*imagines a closet filled with different coloured crayon scarves*
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2005 09:59:55 AM »

That's cool. What a great sister you are!
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2005 11:07:32 AM »

you have one very lucky brother!
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2005 12:42:45 PM »

ooh i love this so very much
i will have to make something similar
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2005 12:44:47 PM »

that is brilliant! you got the shape down and everything!

i wish i kcould knit.
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2005 01:00:34 PM »

Where did you get that pattern from? I think that is soo cool!!!! Cheesy I love it.....That would be great for my daughter who loves to color my walls.
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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2005 01:06:58 PM »

I love it.
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2005 01:37:44 PM »

Ahh!!  So cool!!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2005 02:02:46 PM »

lol

I wanna make pen and pencil ones now too... Smiley

I've been asked to give the pattern, its really easy

Materials: 2 balls MC and I CC (both Patons Gold DK - though my gage was a little loose and I'd maybe try aran weight if i did it again)
1pair 4.5mm needles
tapestry needle
Bobbins (USE BOBBINS OR YOU WILL GO MAD)

Also, to back, you'll need about 1m by 20cm of black fleece (this is generous, but should do it, I suggest you knit then measure before you buy), a normal sewing needle and some black cotton thread.

gage: 17sts and 23rows to 10cm x 10cm square in st st. Note my knitting is very loose so you should check your gage first.

Its stocking stitch throughout.

CO 10 sts, and m1 at the end of each row till you have 22sts. Knit in st st till it measures about 11cm. CO 4 sts at the end of each row (so you now have 30 sts in total) and knit for another 5cm.

Swap to CC, and knit 6rows, then 4rows MC, 2 rows CC.

Knit 20rows CC.

*K11 CC, change to (A BOBBIN OF THE!!) CC, k8, swap back to CC and knit to end
P8 CC, p14 MC, p8 CC
k5 CC, k20 MC, k5 CC
p5 CC, p20 MC, p5 CC
k5 CC, k20 MC, k5 CC*

Now pause to draw yourself out a chart for the label. I'd pass on mine but its paper and covered in scribbles, its easy enough to do your own, adn you might want to change the shape at the ends of the label, I'm not sure about mine.

I used the letter grid from Magknits Crime of Fashion (http://www.magknits.com/Aug05/cof.htm). The letters are the MC (in my case blue) with a CC (black) boarder of four sts either side. there will be 5 MC either side of that. Which means at times you'll have up to seven bobbins going at once. Don't be tempted to faire-isle it, it'll go all lumpy. Oh, and remember you're working from the "N" up (or "A" if your going to make it say crayola)

Knit and purl and bobbin away till you've got to the end. repeat the section * to * but back to front (so it mirrors the start)

knit 20 rows in MC, 2rows CC, 4rows MC, 6 rows CC, 14 rows MC

BO, weave in ends, go to your friendly local fabric shop for some black fleece to back it with. Done

The whole thing measured nearly 1m
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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2005 02:34:27 PM »

That is truly awesome. I'm gonna pass this on to my crayola paraphenelia collecting, knitting friend. She'll be tickled pink.
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« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2005 03:57:57 PM »

That is so cool. It looks great. You got the proportions and everything dead on. What a neat idea.
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« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2005 04:06:09 PM »

Fantastic!! Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2005 06:32:17 PM »

Woot! Thanks for the pattern. I think this will be a long thread :p
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« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2005 09:24:54 PM »

SO COOL! thanks for the pattern! Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2005 03:28:24 PM »

I love it. I am still at the garter-stitch scarf stage, but this is something I'd like to try, light years in the future. My own "little" brother (who is 22 now) used to have a bedspread and curtains with big crayons on them, and we both had coin banks shaped like giant crayons, so I really like this. Thanks for posting the pattern.
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« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2006 03:11:31 PM »

that is sooo cute!! i adore crayon stuff, too bad i dont wear scarfs :::starts brainstorming other thing to make this into:::
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« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2006 03:25:03 PM »

That's hot.  Shocked
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« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2007 10:07:43 PM »

AMAZING!!!
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