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meg
02-06-2006, 12:15 AM
a girl i know asked for me to come up with a creative use of 2 colors she chose for a hat and scarf set. ugh. creative? a scarf? a hat? im cabled out lately... but, im slightly addicted to icords, at least for now. soooo.... here is the end result... overly creative? not really, but i do like the color combo & the cool thing is that the light teal changes colors a different angles to match the icord trim.

lion brand homespun is the fibre of choice. :)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a103/mygurl75/cajaya1.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a103/mygurl75/cajaya3.jpg
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gardenmommy
02-06-2006, 12:55 AM
Very nice! Definitely diggin' the color combination! :happydance:

Danielle
02-06-2006, 01:21 AM
Great job!! I :heart: the colors! :inlove:

geekgolightly
02-06-2006, 01:30 AM
whats icord trim?
how did you knit the second color on the outside of the scarf onto the first color?

Amber
02-06-2006, 02:24 AM
Oooh, very pretty!

KellyK
02-06-2006, 08:45 AM
SOOO pretty! :cheering:


(Those disembodied heads really freak me out, though!! :shock: )

Ronda
02-06-2006, 09:16 AM
:cheering:

Angelia
02-06-2006, 09:27 AM
Lovely! I love those two colors together! :thumbsup:

dustinac
02-06-2006, 09:49 AM
:thumbsup: Great job and loves the colors!!!

kemp
02-06-2006, 10:34 AM
Very nice!

meg
02-06-2006, 10:36 AM
whats icord trim?
how did you knit the second color on the outside of the scarf onto the first color?


i knit an icord, then i attached it by sewing with a quilting needle & the contrast color. i have actually knit an icord onto a bonnet once, but i truely forget how and from what i do remember, i had a lot of tearing out. hehe...

wildforyarn
02-06-2006, 11:33 AM
Very cool colors! Love the combo with the stripe/i-cord on the sides of the scarf.

meg
02-06-2006, 11:38 AM
thank you ladies!

Lana
02-06-2006, 11:45 AM
Way COOL!

You hand stitched the cord ALL the way around the scarf???
Sounds like a whole lot of work. whew

meg
02-06-2006, 11:46 AM
Way COOL!

You hand stitched the cord ALL the way around the scarf???
Sounds like a whole lot of work. whew

haha!! actually it only took about 10 min to stitch it around. making the cord took longer! :thumbsup:

Lana
02-06-2006, 11:49 AM
haha!! actually it only took about 10 min to stitch it around. making the cord took longer! :thumbsup:

That would translate to "dog minutes" for me. :roflhard:

meg
02-06-2006, 11:51 AM
haha!! actually it only took about 10 min to stitch it around. making the cord took longer! :thumbsup:

That would translate to "dog minutes" for me. :roflhard:

it sounds more intimidating than it actually is! i promise!

nanonette
02-06-2006, 08:31 PM
Gorgeous colors!! What a great set! :thumbsup:

DotMom61
02-07-2006, 11:15 AM
Looks great, and I admire you for making it all the way through that scarf with Homespun!!! I have a really hard time knitting with that.

Oh, and for those asking about i-cord trim. I've done a ton of it, and there's a way where you can pick up stitches & knit it directly onto a garment. It's really not difficult at all. Let me see if I can write them out as I do them.

If you already have live stitches

1. Cast 3 stitches on to the right-hand needle
2. Slip those three stitches -- as if to knit -- onto the left-hand needle
3. Knit the first two stitches
4. Knit the 3rd together with the first live stitch through the back loop
5. repeat steps 2 through 4 until you come back to where you started
6. Bind off i-cord, sew ends together.

If you don't have live stitches, you can either pick them all up before you begin, or you can pick them up as you go.

Elizabeth Zimmerman uses this a lot, and her instructions can be found in Knitting Around (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0942018036/sr=1-1/qid=1139324520/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-1256138-0859964?%5Fencoding=UTF8). I believe she has tips on making the i-cord fit better around corners, plus she may have some advice on how to seam the ends together so they look nice. I haven't had to worry about this yet since I've been using these mostly on felted bags.

Friskums
02-07-2006, 01:10 PM
That is a really pretty color combo. ^_^ Love it.

kittiminx
02-07-2006, 11:09 PM
That's a great colour combination, very wearable. It looks really soft too, lovely FO!

Jenelle
02-08-2006, 02:11 PM
Beautiful!!!! :thumbsup: :cheering:

lmc
02-08-2006, 02:38 PM
I love that yarn...so pretty and the icord is creative! Thanks for sharing.

Pixywhispers
02-08-2006, 03:01 PM
Those colors look great together, nice job.