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ArtLady1981
12-06-2007, 07:16 AM
Well, it is DONE! My o My. I started this thing in June. What does that tell you!?? Yup. Sidetrips into Knitting World.

Anyway, I like it better than I thought I would...although I was bored with this scarf about 1/4 of the way through. I shoulda blocked it, but didn't. I will do it later maybe. It is so long...feeding the blocking wires into the sides was not on the agenda tonight!

I shoulda done just 3 braids across, and used US 8 needles.
Instead, dumb me...I did 5 braids across and US 6 needles. :eyes:
That made it take longer to complete. Ya live and learn.

Here it is...as it would look around the neck and down the front.
The yarn is ROWAN "Tapestry". Nice to work with, but OPTIONS splits it constantly. But the cables go faster with OPTIONS.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3646.jpg

This is folded.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3648.jpg



Close up of edging.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3647.jpg


Closeup of braids.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3651.jpg

knitncook
12-06-2007, 08:25 AM
Very nice. Although if you scroll really fast up and down you get a really cool optical effect that I would have stared at for hours when I was back in college experimenting with "recreational" drugs. ;)

Slim
12-06-2007, 08:30 AM
I love it! The pattern is beautiful done in Tapestry.

The.Knitter
12-06-2007, 08:31 AM
As always your work is exceptional. Very pretty scarf. Even though you had to work on it for a long time and were bored after 1/4 of the scarf, I am sure that now it was worth the effort for you. This is one pretty scarf.

dustinac
12-06-2007, 09:54 AM
Very pretty!! :blooby:

Mulderknitter
12-06-2007, 10:02 AM
Very nice. Although if you scroll really fast up and down you get a really cool optical effect that I would have stared at for hours when I was back in college experimenting with "recreational" drugs. ;)
Of course I just had to go and do that. :passedout:

GiddyKnitter
12-06-2007, 10:24 AM
Its absolutely gorgeous x

beckyrhae
12-06-2007, 10:48 AM
Of course I just had to go and do that. :passedout:

Me too... without the experimental drugs part. :teehee:

redmom37
12-06-2007, 11:13 AM
beautyful!:inlove: .

Maria2009
12-06-2007, 11:31 AM
it's beautful!

Abbily
12-06-2007, 11:35 AM
WOW, that is gorgeous!

Suziblues
12-06-2007, 01:38 PM
I Like it! I think it looks awesome, great work! :thumbsup:
(I also had to scroll)

Debkcs
12-06-2007, 02:00 PM
Another beautiful FO! And yes, I did the scroll up and down thing also. Monkey see, monkey scroll!

Gretaoto
12-06-2007, 02:05 PM
It looks great, love the cables and color change!

KnittingNat
12-06-2007, 02:48 PM
Oh my, that's so beautiful! Dollyce, as usual - you're an inspiration! The yarn gives it such a nice wintery feeling :heart:!

MerigoldinWA
12-06-2007, 03:03 PM
Very nice ArtLady. I'm with you 3 braids would have been enough work. Glad you didn't give up on it though.

ArtLady1981
12-06-2007, 08:42 PM
Very nice. Although if you scroll really fast up and down you get a really cool optical effect that I would have stared at for hours when I was back in college experimenting with "recreational" drugs. ;)

I noticed that, too! I debated on cutting the extra photo. Do you think I should perhaps delete the 2nd photo? Overkill? :shrug:

ArtLady1981
12-06-2007, 08:44 PM
Very nice ArtLady. I'm with you 3 braids would have been enough work. Glad you didn't give up on it though.

Thanks Merigold! Yeah, this braided cables scarf was featured in UNTANGLED CABLES...well, the basic idea. But, I tweaked the pattern because of the yarn I was using. I didn't think 3 braids would be wide enough. But,alas, 3 braids would have been more than enough! But by the time you realize it...you are too far gone to double back! If it had been a gift, I would have ripped out, and re-knit. :eyes:

Tutu Carol
12-06-2007, 08:49 PM
It is really beautiful. I too finally finished a scarf that has taken me ages. Bore Ing !! gotta laugh as scarves used to scare the crap out of me! lol
Carol

mdog182
12-07-2007, 02:24 AM
that looks awesome!!!

ArtLady1981
12-07-2007, 04:14 AM
Oh my, that's so beautiful! Dollyce, as usual - you're an inspiration! The yarn gives it such a nice wintery feeling :heart:!

Thanks Nat, and Everyone!

It is kinda wide, BUT...when folded in half lengthwise and wrapped around the neck and tossed over the other shoulder...it stands up on its own...and protects my neck. A perk I didn't visualize! In the end, I like it!

Ryan
12-07-2007, 08:09 AM
That's a great looking scarf! Really differnt, but looks classic at same time.:yay:

2FrenchBritmom
12-07-2007, 12:02 PM
Wow! That's beautiful! :yay: At first glance, I though it was Noro yarn. I :heart: self-striping yarn!!! I'm learning, though, that there are other brands of self-striping yarns. I've just had my hands in Noro for so long. I love the softness-look of the Rowan. I will have to check that out as an option for self-striping yarns.

ArtLady1981
12-07-2007, 03:53 PM
Wow! That's beautiful! :yay: At first glance, I though it was Noro yarn. I :heart: self-striping yarn!!! I'm learning, though, that there are other brands of self-striping yarns. I've just had my hands in Noro for so long. I love the softness-look of the Rowan. I will have to check that out as an option for self-striping yarns.

Thanks, I am glad you liked it! The ROWAN Tapestry is a really wonderful yarn to work with. To compare Silk Garden (a DK yarn) to Tapestry (a DK yarn): at www.yarn.com: Tapestry has 131 yds for $8.95....and Silk Garden has 122 yds for $10.95.

Tapestry is a better value for your money, but of course, Silk Garden has far more color choices, and more colors in the skeins, too!

However, I like the subtle shadings of Tapestry. I don't always want the RIOT OF COLOR you get with NORO yarn, do you? Like, why do they always insist in throwing in purple and olive? Too many times I have had to "cut/remove" purple and/or olive.

Indygirl
12-08-2007, 01:51 PM
Just love that scarf :heart: Your work is always beautiful. I've been on a scarf knitting streak myself. This one looks like it might be a little too complicated for me though.

mhansen
12-08-2007, 09:23 PM
Beautiful!!

ah
12-09-2007, 04:00 PM
Lovely!

aslangirl
12-12-2007, 02:15 PM
Very pretty! I want to reach into the screen and touch it! :)