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« on: May 25, 2006 06:43:13 PM »

Nothing really groundbreaking here, just a super nice scarf/headwrap/belt thing made from the Dream Swatch pattern from the ever wonderful Knit and Tonic. I used a beautiful (and $$$) Fleece Artist 100% silk. It's now packed away in an envelope, ready to become the latest Mother's Day present ever!





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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2006 06:44:30 PM »

That is friggin' gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2006 06:58:19 PM »

Wow! and it's 100% silk?!  You used a very nice stitch pattern too.  Nice work!
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2006 07:06:48 PM »

Beautiful!  I've been eyeing that pattern.  I may just have to make one myself.  How long did it take to knit up? 
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2006 07:15:11 PM »

Thanks!

Beautiful!  I've been eyeing that pattern.  I may just have to make one myself.  How long did it take to knit up? 

I CO on Saturday and have been knitting a bit each evening, soooooo I'd guess I spent a total of about 6 hours on it? I spent a lot of time putting the slippery silk stitches back on my metal needles. Ever use clearly inappropriate needles that you have in your stash just because you already splurged waaaaay too much on the yarn? Yeah, me too.
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2006 07:34:38 PM »

Gorgeous.
Hey, pretend it's for swedish mother's day, that's not until sunday. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2006 08:00:23 PM »

Okay, now, yours looks fantastic.  Mine?  Looks like crap.  I've been working on one, and I had the right gauge, but my x's are all short and stumpy.  Like x instead of X.  And I tried wrapping the yarn 4 times, but that made it completely unmanageable. 

Do you have any idea what I might be doing wrong?  I'm a tight knitter, do you think I should be knitting row 6 looser?  Or should I be wrapping looser?

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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2006 08:02:08 PM »

I have that pattern printed out, waiting for the perfect yarn.  Cheesy

and my mom isn't getting her mother's day present until this sunday! i finished it last week. oops!
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2006 08:11:35 PM »

Okay, now, yours looks fantastic.  Mine?  Looks like crap.  I've been working on one, and I had the right gauge, but my x's are all short and stumpy.  Like x instead of X.  And I tried wrapping the yarn 4 times, but that made it completely unmanageable. 

Do you have any idea what I might be doing wrong?  I'm a tight knitter, do you think I should be knitting row 6 looser?  Or should I be wrapping looser?



Crap! I forgot to mention that I started with 3 wraps and thought it looked terrible, so then ripped and did 4 (fairly tight) wraps instead. The first couple times it was a real pain, but I got used to it after a couple repeats. So I guess my advice is 4 tight wraps and persevere! Sorry I can't be more help!
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2006 09:29:56 PM »

That stitch pattern is a variation of THIS stst instread of garter. Great yarn you chose.
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