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DotMom61
10-26-2006, 12:44 PM
Yay!! Anothe FO!! Here is Alison's Scarf by Annie Modesitt in Karaoke Mermaid (2 balls) (see pattern link in my signature, and when I remove that, it will remain in my blog here (http://dotmom61.blogspot.com/2006/10/sunday-sunday.html) ...

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h19/dotmom/Knitting%20FOs/P1050489.jpg

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h19/dotmom/Knitting%20FOs/P1050495.jpg

I *loved* the i-cord cast-on for this scarf. Using it w/ the slip-stitch border & i-cord cast-off makes such a nice "frame" for the scarf. I'll be using it again.

Jan in CA
10-26-2006, 12:48 PM
Ooooo that is pretty! Is the yarn soft?

sara_jayne
10-26-2006, 12:52 PM
Beautiful job, Julie! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

DotMom61
10-26-2006, 12:57 PM
Well, I expected the yarn to be soft, but I wrapped this around my bare neck last night after I finished it, and I found it to be ever so slightly itchy. I've washed it in Soak (http://www.soakwash.com/), and it's drying right now. I'll let you know what the softness factor is when it's dry.

I will add that I washed my merino Moebius in this same stuff, and I'm a little disappointed in how it feels. I think I'll go to the LYS later & see what they have that might up the softness.

Regardless -- thanks for the kudos, Jan & Sara!!! :muah:

knit-errant
10-26-2006, 01:02 PM
Ohh, is that ever pretty! Lovely, lovely. :)

AnreeAce
10-26-2006, 01:12 PM
Oh my... look at the pretty colors!

:passedout:

Jeep_Girl
10-26-2006, 01:24 PM
It is beautiful, DM!

luv2knit
10-26-2006, 01:52 PM
Lovely Scarf - Great Job! :cheering:

gardenmommy
10-26-2006, 01:53 PM
I looooove that Mermaid Mix. I reminds mind of an iridescent oil slick! I need to get my hands on some of that stuff!

heather_dw
10-26-2006, 02:25 PM
Wow, that looks awesome! It looks like it was a very complicated pattern. Kudos to you!
:heart:

craftymom
10-26-2006, 02:28 PM
:inlove:

nonny2t
10-26-2006, 03:09 PM
You've done a lovely job! It is a beautiful scarf and you should be very proud of yourself!

rebecca
10-26-2006, 05:38 PM
Absolutely GORGEOUS, Julie!

Don't you just love Annie's stuff?! She has the best ideas! And, she's so nice! I use the slip st. edging on all my scarves, and other projects to prevent curling. Even though it's available in a free pattern online, I emailed her to ask if she minded if I used it in a pattern and she said, "Honey, I don't own the stitches, of course you can!" She's too funny!

I think that's my favorite Karaoke colorway, too :wink:

Ingrid
10-26-2006, 05:47 PM
That's beautiful! Makes me want some more Karaoke! :teehee: badly

rebecca
10-26-2006, 05:56 PM
That's beautiful! Makes me want some more Karaoke! :teehee: badly

LOL, I was thinking the same thing :roflhard: :rofl:

jodstr2
10-26-2006, 06:07 PM
:inlove: woooooow. just WOW!!! :inlove:

mks22300
10-26-2006, 07:04 PM
That is so pretty!!

DotMom61
10-27-2006, 12:09 AM
:aww: You're all so sweet!!!

The pattern really wasn't all that complicate, to tell you the truth. The hardest part was trying to figure out what Ms. Modesitt meant -- she tends to use some different abbreviations than I'm used to seeing. For example, on the i-cord bind off she says, "k2togLS." Well, I had no idea what the "LS" was. Naturally, I found my answer here. ;-) It means "left slant," and usually you see it writting as "k2tog tbl." Other than that, there are just YOs, some matched decreases and a little bit of cabling. Oh, and the chart is only 8 rows. To use that old cliche, "If *I* can do it, *you* can do it!" :thumbsup:

I have 2 more skeins of that Mermaid colorway left ... :thinking: ... don't know what I'm gonna do w/ it, but I'm thinking I might knit a Möbius w/ it to see what happens w/ the striping. I think I'd like to check out some of the other colorways, too. They have SUCH purty colors!!

Emeraldcutie
10-27-2006, 09:52 AM
Iam going to knit this scarf, and was wondering. The i-cord cast on, I was looking for information on it. Do you knit the icord the desired length, then pick up the required stitches along the edge of it?

Thanks
Laura C

Emeraldcutie
10-27-2006, 10:00 AM
I found the instructions!!!
Now I can start, Iam going to do it with Frog tree alpaca that I got from my knitting swap partner this summer :)

Laura

DotMom61
10-27-2006, 10:16 AM
:yay: Yay, Laura!!! I can't wait to see it. It knit up really quickly, btw. Hope you enjoy the process!!!

rebecca
10-27-2006, 11:37 AM
Iam going to knit this scarf, and was wondering. The i-cord cast on, I was looking for information on it. Do you knit the icord the desired length, then pick up the required stitches along the edge of it?

Thanks
Laura C

Hey, I read that you had found instructions. when I was designing A Touch of Whimsy scarf I couldn't find a tutorial for the ICord cast on with photos, so I made one and put it on my blog, here (http://whimsicalknittingdesigns.blogspot.com/2006/10/i-cord-cast-on.html) it is, thought it might be helpful :wink:
Can't wait to see your scarf!

Amber
10-27-2006, 02:06 PM
:inlove: Just beautiful!

Did it soften up after its bath?

mwedzi
10-27-2006, 02:46 PM
Why do you all keep doing this to me? Knitting these wonderful things in these wonderful yarns with these wonderful patterns? As though there were't already a ton of great things waiting for me to knit them? I bet you think it's funny, don't you? Stop making beautiful things, just stop it!

j/k. :teehee: please don't stop making beautiful things. I love your scarf and have been desiring Karaoke (along with a million other things) for a long time.

DotMom61
10-27-2006, 03:37 PM
Amber -- *YES*!!! It *did* soften up!! :yay:

Nikki -- :aww: So sorry ... perhaps we can find some Karaoke for you to tote home tomorrow! Glad you liked it. ;-)

Pink Dandelion
10-27-2006, 07:27 PM
those colors! :inlove:

That stitch pattern looks like a lot of fun! And what a lovely scarf it makes too!

wends
10-31-2006, 12:03 AM
That is gorgeous!! :heart:

nightowl
10-31-2006, 02:06 AM
wow! very nice!! I have had this pattern on my "to knit" list for awhile now, but after seeing how nicely yours turned out you've inspired me to move it up to my "to be knitted next" spot. Great job! It's beautiful!

AnotherBecca
10-31-2006, 03:57 AM
That scarf is gorgeous!

DotMom61
10-31-2006, 11:43 AM
Thanks, everyone!!! Nightowl ... you'll enjoy knitting this ... it's pretty quick & the pattern has just enough in it to keep it interesting!! What yarn are you going to use?

CindyH
10-31-2006, 03:59 PM
That is gorgeous!!

jodstr2
12-18-2006, 02:20 PM
hi Julie -

I'm going to start this soon.

did you follow the pattern exactly - the 8 repeats of the end patterns, and the 9" of the center rib section?

how long is your scarf?

thanks! :heart:

DotMom61
12-18-2006, 03:31 PM
Jodi --

I did follow it exactly ... let me go measure it real quick ...

It's about 39" ... that's after blocking.

What yarn are you going to use???

knitqueen
12-18-2006, 06:01 PM
I'm just seeing this now. It's gorgeous!! :heart:

jodstr2
12-18-2006, 06:32 PM
Jodi --

I did follow it exactly ... let me go measure it real quick ...

It's about 39" ... that's after blocking.

What yarn are you going to use???

thanks for measuring, and for replying, Julie! :heart:
I'm considering Karaoke as well.
I think I want it longer than 39", so I might do more pattern repeats.

jamadian75
12-18-2006, 06:43 PM
I love the colors AND the pattern.

Great knit!! :heart:

CindyH
12-18-2006, 08:42 PM
I was about to comment on how gorgeous the scarf looks, but then I realized I've already commented... :rofl:

Goes to show you how beautiful it looks!

DotMom61
12-19-2006, 12:36 AM
:aww:

Thanks, everyone. It's so nice to have this revisited! :lol: