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puppyluv
02-07-2007, 02:06 AM
Well I spent a solid day knitting on "fair isle jazz" from Scarf Style. I was so excited to finally start the cable section, but I decided to do a quick steam block to straighten it out, still on the needles.
Guess what?
I hate it.
It's beautiful. It's just waaayyy too wide.
Once I had it folded properly (it has a striped backing to fold up and hide the fair isle backside) it is just so thick and huge. HUGE.
It is twice as wide as any scarf should be!!!
It's my fault for not thinking this out, maybe, but I did read the dimensions. I just didn't stop to think about how thick it would be, once you fold the backing up, and the fair isle is already double thick with all the yarn floats!! Add the backing to that and it's like a triple thick nightmare.
I think what tricked me is the close up photo of the fair isle work: which is only HALF the actual scarf. Too bad the other photo is so blurry.
I thought "it doesn't look so wide". But it's only half, nicely cropped off and I thought it was smaller than it is.
The thing is; a 12" scarf isn't bad until it's so thick it can't move/bend/scrunch.
So...I may just throw this in the wash, it'd look so cute felted up and maybe I'll sew it into a purse or just hang it on the wall, it's so adorable with all those colors.
I knit it in brown/tan/pink/lt.pink/cream/celery/celadon (highland wool from Elann)
I wish this pattern could be made smaller, but it really can't with all the cables...
Oh well live and learn!

Skyrimir
02-07-2007, 10:16 AM
Can you post a pic anyway? With all those colors it sounds like it looks amazing.

lauraknits
02-07-2007, 10:48 AM
Wow, it sounds really pretty! Hopefully you can do something with it!

puppyluv
02-07-2007, 01:40 PM
Since you asked, here are 2 photos, one to show the fairisle close up and one to show the striped backside that folds up behind it. :teehee:
The colors are NOT showing up accurately...(the oatmeal and celery are both showing up gray.)

CarmenIbanez
02-07-2007, 03:18 PM
It's preeety though!

debb
02-07-2007, 03:42 PM
Very nice. Maybe turn it into a pillow? Looks like you could just fold in half and stuff.

puppyluv
02-07-2007, 04:07 PM
Very nice. Maybe turn it into a pillow? Looks like you could just fold in half and stuff.
OMG why didn't I think of that!!! ?!?
Of course!
That is the perfect idea, thank you thank you! :cheering:

iza
02-07-2007, 04:29 PM
Oh my!!!! This is gorgeous! This will make a beautiful pillow, what a nice idea! :cheering:

Kaydee
02-07-2007, 04:42 PM
A pillow is a great idea! It'll be so pretty!

puppyluv
02-07-2007, 06:02 PM
It's a pillow! (Good thing I tend to pick things in a certain "colorway"...it matches my couch, the rug...and the shirt I'm wearing...) :roflhard:

Skyrimir
02-07-2007, 07:40 PM
Beautiful!

Mer
02-07-2007, 07:44 PM
That turned out great! Glad you could make use of all that work.

SandraEllen
02-07-2007, 08:55 PM
:cheering:

I'm glad all of your hard work didn't go to waste!

Bastelmutti
02-07-2007, 09:53 PM
I agree - I can't imagine that as a scarf, but it's a *great* pillow!!

Birdy
02-07-2007, 11:18 PM
I think your pillow turned out great :D

I like those colours too, but it wouldn't match my house.

jodstr2
02-08-2007, 11:50 AM
:cheering: :heart: looks great! I drool over that pattern and pics from time to time. sorry it didn't work out for you as a scarf, but your pillow is gorgeous! congratulations! :heart: :cheering:

Cristy
02-08-2007, 05:16 PM
It's beautiful and I love the fair isle work..! Maybe it can become something else??

Mariblue
02-08-2007, 07:45 PM
Wow, it looks great as a pillow! My first thought was, "It even matches her couch!"
Even though it didn't work out as a scarf for you, it still had a good ending!

jolenel
02-09-2007, 03:43 PM
That looks great! I love the Fairisle pattern.

And nobody will know that it wasn't originally intended to be a pillow, either. :rofl:

cindyloowho
02-22-2007, 06:37 PM
Hi, I think it turned out great. I am knitting the exact scarf right now, with the yarn they recommended. I thought of it as a little wide, but i wonder how much bigger than mine. I know my striped section is 12 inches long. I hope I am not as disappointed. but I see a pillow in my future too.
Cindy

carmabelle1191
02-22-2007, 06:44 PM
Pretty! Glad you found a way to use your "scarf" instead of just frogging. :thumbsup:

loveswildflowers
02-22-2007, 08:16 PM
Awesome idea! It looks fabulous as a pillow. Way to go!

Quiltlady
02-22-2007, 08:24 PM
YOu did a wonderful job on the knitting. It looks so nice as a pillow too. :cheering:

Shannon4J
02-23-2007, 11:40 PM
You did a GREAT job!!!