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Ingrid
12-08-2005, 06:21 PM
I made this with doubled varigated tan/off white alpaca with an occasional mix of off white thrown in for variety. It's very soft and substantial--it'll be very warm. It's for 'other grandma'

It's Kelly's scrunchable pattern, k2, p1 on both sides with a selvedge at each end. Pretty quick!

rebecca
12-08-2005, 06:22 PM
I likey likey that one alot :thumbsup:

mintdee
12-08-2005, 06:23 PM
:inlove: :inlove: You are so nice to make that for me! Its beautiful!!!

vcuchica931
12-08-2005, 06:51 PM
Beautiful!

Ingrid
12-08-2005, 07:14 PM
Thanks! I'd be tempted to keep it, but her birthday was yesterday.

Mindee--I'll make you one when you come and get 5-year-old Ryan every Sunday and keep him all day, and occasionally overnight. A small price to pay, in my opinion. ;)

Andrea
12-08-2005, 07:23 PM
:inlove: :inlove: Very nice Ingrid!! Absolutely beautiful!!! :inlove: :inlove:

KellyK
12-08-2005, 07:34 PM
OOOH! I LOVE what you did with the colors! REALLY nice!







(it's not MY pattern....I found it at KPC.)

Ingrid
12-08-2005, 07:46 PM
OOOH! I LOVE what you did with the colors! REALLY nice!







(it's not MY pattern....I found it at KPC.)

Thanks! I know it's not technically YOUR pattern, but I wouldn't have given it a second glance if you hadn't touted it and given us such a good close up of the stitch pattern.

After the cat zoomed in on it, I realized that the colors are actually the best I could have done for the recipient. She has four cats, and three of them match the scarf. It'll look like mohair in no time!!

jodstr2
12-08-2005, 07:48 PM
:cheering: great job, Ingy! :cheering:

Jan in CA
12-08-2005, 08:32 PM
That is sooooo pretty! Is alpaca soft to the skin for someone wool sensitive? Also..what do you mean selvedge on the ends?

Ingrid
12-08-2005, 08:36 PM
Thanks, Jan.

Alpaca is softer than wool, but I'm not sure about people with wool sensitive skin.

Selvedge is just one stitch on each end--you know, the 'slip the first and knit the last stitches.' The pattern is in multiples of 3 plus the two ends.

I believe the word 'selvedge' comes from 'self edge.'

Jan in CA
12-08-2005, 08:40 PM
Okay. I'll just have to get some soft alpaca or something to try and see if I can handle it.

Is the scarf knit from short end to short end or length wise? I was trying to figure out how you'd slip a stitch on the short ends because I thought that was what you meant.

Ingrid
12-08-2005, 08:55 PM
I guess I should have said a selvedge stitch on each edge rather than end. It's knit on the short ends, just k2, p1 across on both sides. It makes a column of knits, a column of purls and a column of seed. Very squishy.

Rennagayle
12-08-2005, 11:42 PM
Ingrid, that is simply gorgeous. :shock:

Ingrid
12-08-2005, 11:44 PM
:blush:

KellyK
12-08-2005, 11:49 PM
Jan...there are not many fibers more soft and LOVELY than alpaca!! Go HUG some NOW!!!

Jan in CA
12-08-2005, 11:52 PM
Jan...there are not many fibers more soft and LOVELY than alpaca!! Go HUG some NOW!!!

:roflhard: I was thinking of ordering some... does Knit Picks have something super soft and skin friendly?

KellyK
12-08-2005, 11:59 PM
Andean Treasure, Elegance....they have LOTS of alpaca & alpaca blends!

mintdee
12-10-2005, 01:29 AM
He would love my house. Five kids to play with and one of my boys is 6, the other is 4. I've got so many that I probably wouldn't even notice the extra kid :roflhard:

Ingrid
12-10-2005, 09:36 AM
He would love my house. Five kids to play with and one of my boys is 6, the other is 4. I've got so many that I probably wouldn't even notice the extra kid :roflhard:

I'll pack him up a bag, and he'll be right over! ;)

Freyja
12-10-2005, 09:15 PM
Beautiful :thumbsup:
I :heart: :heart: :heart: Alpaca. It is Hypoallergenic :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: No itch. I don't care for the bulky as much as the worsted.

Ingrid
12-10-2005, 10:25 PM
Thanks! The recipient loved it, wrapped it around her neck and was good to go!

earthchick
12-10-2005, 11:38 PM
Total yumminess! :thumbsup:

itscryttle
12-11-2005, 12:53 AM
Its beautiful! :inlove:

dustinac
12-11-2005, 10:38 AM
:thumbsup: that is sooo pretty!! Great job!!! :happydance: