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KNITTING => Knitting: Completed Projects => Topic started by: Chelsea on January 06, 2006 01:23:37 PM



Title: Freddy Scarf
Post by: Chelsea on January 06, 2006 01:23:37 PM
http://static.flickr.com/38/83052608_9057cce7c6.jpg?v=0

I made this for my husband.  It was kinda hard finding the right shade of red and green, it could stand being a little dingier shade, but it's okay.   But, I'm never doing stripes again.  I tried running the color I wasn't using up along one side, but that was annoying.  So I ended up just changing colors at the end of a stripe.  Then I had to weave in all those ends.  Nope, never again.  lol.  ;)   Well, maybe.

The sides are a little wavy because I used Simply Soft for the red and the green is that Supersaver yarn.  I wish we could've found a green in the simply soft because the supersaver was icky to work with, and probably isn't as comfortable.  It's a little stiff too because the yarns not all that great, but hey...Mikey likes it.    :-X  Sorry, I shouldn't have done that.  lol.

   I'll have to make Jeremy another one that doesn't just end up as a decoration in his room.  ;)


Title: Re: Freddy Scarf
Post by: ScrappinFool on January 06, 2006 01:45:21 PM
what size needles did you use?  It looks great!


Title: Re: Freddy Scarf
Post by: Kuolema Nox on January 06, 2006 01:49:00 PM
If you want it to be a bit dingier, you can try dyeing it with coffee (might not work with some yarns though), but frankly, I think it looks epic as it is.


Title: Re: Freddy Scarf
Post by: Huhwhat? on January 06, 2006 01:58:15 PM
OH excellent! I have a friend who would KILL for that. What were the colors you used? I think they're dead on.

(Sorry for all the puns. I couldn't help myself.)


Title: Re: Freddy Scarf
Post by: xamonster on January 06, 2006 02:23:54 PM
You know, just the other day, my cousin loaned a sweater of the same shades to my mom he said it's meant for this Halloween's costume: Freddy. I wonder if he'd appreciate a scarf to go with it?


Title: Re: Freddy Scarf
Post by: rilana on January 06, 2006 07:04:57 PM
Ah yes, Freddy Krueger, wasn't it? Except he wore a sweater of the same colors, I think. I think the scarf came out great. I love the colors. If the green had been too bright, it would have been to Christmas-y. I think the green is a nice color. Works well.  ;D


Title: Re: Freddy Scarf
Post by: Chelsea on January 07, 2006 08:38:36 PM
Thanks everyone :)   Freddy did have a sweater, but I just started knitting and the scarf took long enough, hehe.  I'm hesitant to start a sweater since I know I wouldn't have the patience if it didn't come out the right size (which it probably wouldn't).

I used size 8 needles and the colors were Simply Soft - Autumn Red and Red Heart Supersaver in Medium Thyme. 



Title: Re: Freddy Scarf
Post by: pixyie on November 07, 2006 06:07:53 PM
this is pretty rad! do you know where i can find a pattern for a freddy-esque sweater... i just got a request for one for a birthday and im SOL


Title: Re: Freddy Scarf
Post by: hodgepodgestudios on November 08, 2006 11:06:14 AM
Excellent job!


Title: Re: Freddy Scarf
Post by: jese on November 08, 2006 12:34:56 PM
great job!  there ought to be more horror inspired crafts.


Title: Re: Freddy Scarf
Post by: rosali on November 08, 2006 01:43:37 PM
there ought to be more horror inspired crafts.

I'm inclined to agree!
Love the scarf and your model Chelsea ;D


Title: Re: Freddy Scarf
Post by: quikroxy85 on December 11, 2006 01:52:18 PM
To keep from having to weave in ends when changing colors or carrying colors, you can use wool.

Wool can "felt" the ends together.

I learned this from http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/misc.php
under joining techniques (the felting choice).

Basically, fray the ends, wet both ends (not too wet though!), overlap yarn about 1/2-1", and vigorously roll between hands.

I tested this method and WOW!!! It makes me want to knit with wool for EVERYTHING because of how easy and STRONG this join is! (no knots, ends to weave in, or pieces to carry!


Title: Re: Freddy Scarf
Post by: Kokeshi on December 11, 2006 08:10:45 PM
That is cool! Incidentally from the IMDB website, a bit of trivia:

"Wes Craven choose the colors red and green for Freddy's sweater because he read that those two colors are the hardest for the eye to process together."