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« on: April 12, 2007 03:00:09 PM »

I knitted this scarf for a co-worker who is leaving.  I know it seems kind of late in the year for a scarf but we still have alot of snow!  

The pattern is from www.cidermoon.com  I think it was intended for a lighter weight yarn, but I like it anyway.  I'm going to add a fringe before I give it to her.

« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007 03:29:48 PM »

Beautiful scarf!  It will be a treasured item for sure.

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2007 06:18:39 PM »

Lovely! SWS totally rules.

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2007 07:26:06 PM »

That's beautiful!  I don't know of many co-workers I would do such a lovely gift for - she is very lucky!

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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2007 05:42:08 AM »

pretty!! and I bet the fringe will look great.  I agree that SWS is just so much fun!  I'm sure your friend will love it.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2007 05:52:40 AM »

I'm glad to see a project in SWS.  I've been wanting to use it for a while.  Does it knit up soft?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2007 08:44:31 AM »

It is incredibly soft.  This is the 4th project I've done now and I just love it.  I've done 2 danica scarves...check out the knitalongs...alot of people used the SWS since the colour blocks come out so dramatically with entrelac.

I do have some issues with the SWS though.  It tends to split alot so you have to be careful there.  It is a loosely spun single ply.  Also it has a halo-effect ie it gets fuzzy, but blocking takes care of it.  And it is a little itchy when worn next to the skin...or at least it is on my neck.  Also some balls are almost like thick and think and they have several joins.  But I just love the way it feels in my hands!  So I will continue to use it.  I just got 3 balls of natural earth and I'm trying to decide what to make.

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2007 09:00:03 AM »

How many balls of the SWS did you end up using?  I've always wanted an excuse to buy this yarn!  It looks so yummy!  Also, did you adjust your needle size at all because the SWS was thicker than the pattern yarn?  I really like how yours turned out.

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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2007 10:24:49 AM »

I used exactly 2 balls of SWS.  I didn't  adjust the needle size - I used US size 8 (5.0 mm), though I bet if you used a bigger needle size it would work out well too.

I'm giving it to my co worker today.  I'll see if I can get her to pose for an action shot with the fringe.  Cheesy

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