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I heart this scarf

The minute I saw the hearts pattern in the Knitty surpise, I knew it would the perfect project to use with the Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande I bought to make a scarf for a friend for Christmas.

I used a little more than one hank of yarn and US11 needles. This scarf curls like a mother, since the design is set in stockinette, with only a two stitch border on either side. It will lay a little more flat after blocking, however, as evidenced by the picture. I might have enough yarn left over a matching hat. I love this yarn. It's a larger gauge than I usually like, but is so soft. The scarf was a quick knit; I finished most of one half of it the other night, and I finished the first and the second half last night in the same time it took me to watch Brewster's Millions. I grafted the two sides together today. The only change I had to make to the pattern to accomodate for my different gauge was to add a couple more repeats. It's only about an inch less wide.

Next up: I'm going to start a shawl for my aunt for Christmas. It's another bulky wonder. Should go fast. I'm trying to decide what I want to make next for a sweater. I have a few ideas on deck. I keep drifting back to this sweater I saw in Knitter's awhile ago, it had sleeves that got wider and wider and essentially made up the front and half of the back. It was made using Noro Kureyon, and I actually already bought the yarn for it.


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Nov. 21st, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
That is really pretty. I love your dress form too! My old roommate had one and we were always putting outfits on her.
Nov. 21st, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I love how it turned out, even though it's not really something I'd wear myself.

My boyfriend found the dress form at a yard sale and picked it up for me. It belonged to someone's great grandmother or something. It's a little rusty and stained, but we have it in the back of our minds to fix it up. Right now she's a perfect model!
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