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« on: August 28, 2007 08:14:21 PM »

Hi everyone!  So I'm probably the last person to jump on the Loop-d-Loop bandwagon, but here's my first finished project from the book.  I present to you, the braided neckpiece!

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Kind of an interesting story how this came about.  I was visiting my local yarn store for the first time (I'm new to the area) and I picked up and fell in love with the yarn first.  Misti Baby Alpaca Chunky.  Ever touch it?  Oh my GOD, soooo soft and light...I just wanted to cuddle it!  Anyhow, I wanted something to use it for, but it actually wasn't chunky enough for the first project I'd had in mind, so I kind of left it aside and kept looking around the store.  I opened the Loop-d-Loop book and fell in love with the braided neckpiece.  Simple, yet elegant and it looks difficult even though it's not.  Come to realize, the baby alpaca is the PERFECT size yarn for the project (so you know, it took 2 skeins).  So, after meaning to just go into the store for the first time for a look-see, I walk out with a new book and yarn for my first project from it!

It was a really quick knit, coulda finished it in a day if I didn't start so late at night.  This is one that DEFINITELY needed blocking, though.  All of the edges were curling, but it looks great now that it's blocked.  Ahh, the magic.

Anyhow, sorry I type so much!  Enjoy!
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2007 09:17:01 PM »

That's gorgeous!  I love alpaca yarn too...and I'm always looking for projects that deserve it.   Cheesy  Your neckpiece is beautiful, and I'm very impressed at how quickly you knit it up.  (I keep looking back at it -- I really can't believe that you could have made something that nice in a day or two...) Great job!

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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007 02:30:49 AM »

Thats fantastic, great idea, its like a permanent scarf.

« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2007 03:41:03 AM »

Ive always wanted to knit that and have never seen a finished product here on craftster...great job. I've seen some on the loopdloop website where she did one side one color and the other another which made for a really cool effect.

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2007 04:24:27 AM »

I love Misti Alpaca.  It really is unbelieveably soft.  The neckpiece looks great.  It is a very interesting pattern.  It would look great with a very simple coat or sweater for Fall and Winter.  I think I might have to pull out my book and try this one.  It really does look complicated. 
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2007 05:42:24 AM »

It looks great!  I actually haven't seen that book  Shocked

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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2007 07:14:23 AM »

That looks wonderful!  Great job.

I also haven't seen that book  Shocked.
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2007 09:24:41 AM »

ahhhhhhh!!! i want ittttt!! that is so pretty, good job! i've never seen the book either though  Huh

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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2007 12:57:36 PM »

oh, that's so cool! i am totally intrigued by the interlocking knitting!!  and i have one skein of the EXACT same yarn...i've never known what to do with it, but now i want to make this scarf Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2007 05:35:16 PM »

Oh, cool. I've never seen this pattern before.

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