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Topic: My first knitting project; Gryffindor Scarf.  (Read 2249 times)
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Nyxika
« on: July 23, 2011 01:00:22 AM »

My first post on the knitting boards!  Cheesy

My mum bought me a vintage (aka really old) knitting machine for me for my birthday back in February but I never really did more than sit down and poke at it, cast on (and re-cast on when all the yarn escaped the needles), run the carriage across the bed, mess up the tension, break the yarn, curse at it and leave it for another day.

And then I signed up for the Deathly Hallows 2 swap and my awesome partner noted she'd love a Gryffindor scarf. So of course I became determined to beat the machine into submission. It took a lot of trial, more error and even more cursing and begging it to work but I finally got it to play nice. I couldn't find the pattern people were using for POA style scarfs (the site is offline?) so I just went by eye. I'm not sure it has enough repeats or whatever, and the edge isn't perfect but Oodelally likes it so I guess it can't all be bad!  Wink



It's knitted extra wide and then doubled over (not sure of the correct terminology!) and mattress-stitched together so all the weaved-in tails are hidden on the inside. It's made of 100% Australian wool ( a LOT of wool - I ran out at one point and had to order more!) and is soo warm. I would have trouble giving it up if I was a Gryffindor. Wink

A picture of my lovely swap partner modelling it!


Thanks for looking!!  Kiss
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011 01:17:43 AM »

You did a brilliant job! I never would've guessed that it was your first knit!
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011 04:48:01 AM »

Awesome! I guess a knitting machine is the best way to do this scarf. It looks perfect, and very warm. Great job! Now I'm tempted to get that hand knit machine that I own for the fun of it to work... A Hogwarts scarf would be worth it.
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arilique
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011 07:21:09 PM »

Oh wow. That turned out really nice. You did a great job !
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2011 12:12:49 PM »

My sister was begging me for a similar scarf a while back (although we're Slytherins in this house Wink) and seeing this really encourages me to get off my butt and knit it.  It looks crazy comfortable. 
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Nyxika
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2011 06:03:09 PM »

Thanks for the kind feedback!

My sister was begging me for a similar scarf a while back (although we're Slytherins in this house Wink) and seeing this really encourages me to get off my butt and knit it.  It looks crazy comfortable. 

Ah, I do love the Slytherin colours, but I confess mine would have to be blue and bronze..and bronze is a pain in the butt to find.   Wink
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pinkiequeen
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2011 06:19:26 PM »

I am new to knitting and never heard of a knitting machince before I read your post, Your scarf was awsome and looks so comfortable and warm
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Nyxika
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2011 07:26:15 PM »

I am new to knitting and never heard of a knitting machince before I read your post, Your scarf was awsome and looks so comfortable and warm

I hadn't heard of them either -- until I got one for my birthday, lol.  Cheesy   There is a steep learning curve (at least there was for me  Tongue) but they're a lot of fun. I've also recently learned that there are some 'purists' who don't think it's as good as hand knitting, but to me that's kinda silly and narrow minded; like saying art done a computer isn't as good as something sketched with just a pencil.  Roll Eyes  So thank you so much for your kind feedback! I'm currently trying to hunt down some Ravenclaw colours to make another for myself, but bronze is hard to find!  Wink
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