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ArtLady1981
02-03-2013, 01:22 PM
The ugliest scarf in the world:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8072/8440861257_970b5d5383.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8472/8441954406_3dfe99a435_n.jpg

...gets a makeover:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8475/8441955388_a32093e5b8.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8085/8441955486_91dfab4d5f.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8226/8440861399_cd60a720a3.jpg

NOTE: I hated the way the colors in this Noro Silk Gargen yarn clumped up back in 2009.
I only wore the ugly scarf once. Ugh.

Recently however, I had tried something new with another impossible Noro colorway...one that also promised to turn out ugly: instead of casting on just 25-30 stitches, I cast on 216 stitches! And worked garter stitch until the two skeins were exhausted. It made the perfect scarf.

So as I frogged this blue-green-teal-black ugly scarf, I cast on 225 stitches with a US10 needle...and worked garter stitch until the 2.3 skeins were gone. I reserved some turquoise for the fringe.

While this scarf isn't the most beautiful specimen, it's at least wearable without getting sick. I do actually like it! :happydance: With fringe, it's 86" long. It's 4.5" wide. It has been soaked and blocked.

Here is the other Noro scarf, also worked widewise (a few months ago) using 2 skeins of Noro Kureyon:

http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8451/7980585118_b61dca8b3f_z.jpg

GrumpyGramma
02-03-2013, 01:45 PM
Makeover successful. I like it much better the long way too. Good idea.

nonny2t
02-03-2013, 01:58 PM
It is prettier now. I like it a lot.

Antares
02-03-2013, 02:44 PM
Actually, I like the original better! I guess my taste tends towards "ugly"!

The new scarf is pretty, too. Glad you're happy with it now.

salmonmac
02-03-2013, 02:50 PM
Ah, an elegant swan! Knitting scarves lengthwise is just about the only way I can get through one. Even the long, long rows seem preferable to 6 feet of knitting in the short direction. Beautiful colors all around.

Lighting57
02-03-2013, 03:23 PM
I agree with you. That made a big difference in eye appeal. I have one just like your first one that also needs to be made into something else.

Jan in CA
02-03-2013, 03:59 PM
Much better! The first scarf wasn't really ugly, just ho-hum, not its gorgeous!!

Wanda Witch
02-03-2013, 04:59 PM
Anazing. The two scarves don't even look as though they are knit with the same yarn. Great choice - the second one, that is.

Lighting57
02-05-2013, 05:02 PM
Goes to show how important the right pattern is for a certain yarn.

Woodi
02-05-2013, 06:12 PM
This is amazing - how different the second attempt came out. I like it a lot. Clever of you! Congrats!

Gemini
02-09-2013, 10:38 AM
Wow - it looks so much better!

What a good idea.

It looks classier. It looks like it could be worn with a business suit on a cold day and that would never have been possible with the first one.

DavidSydney63
02-15-2013, 12:03 AM
Hey artlady I love the way you knitted that in one long length. I must try that myself. Looks gorgeous.

IslandTime
02-21-2013, 07:54 PM
CanNOT believe that's the same yarn! Love the makeover.

Jan in CA
02-21-2013, 08:32 PM
It's almost unanimous! I'm gonna have to try this, too!

newamy
02-26-2013, 12:05 AM
Very clever. But I like both versions!!

Christinechrstms1
02-27-2013, 12:10 AM
it seems you can do most anything regarding knitting and it turns out perfect!