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ArtLady1981
06-29-2009, 04:24 AM
Pattern: Falling Waters Scarf (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/falling-water#) (a free Ravelry PDF dowload)
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Yarn: Debbie Bliss PURE SILK
Color: Fuchsia (#18)
Skeins: 3 x 137 yds each
Blocked measurements: 8"x66"
Modifications: two extra repeats widthwise across the row; seed stitch borders instead of garter stitch; worked short rows on the seed stitch borders on Rows 7 and 15 of each repeat to prevent the usual 'warpy curve' along the side edges.

The yarn sure is soft, and very beautiful to handle. However, it fuzzes up if you even look at it wrong, and it doesn't take to any amount of frogging. I had to roll it up as I knit along, wrong sides facing out, just so the cast on end of the scarf didn't fuzz up into 6 dozen pills!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2453/3666073863_296c1ce936.jpg

I worked 5 repeats across, whereas the model scarf is just 3 repeats across.

This is a scarf pattern that definitely needs serious blocking to bring out the beauty! Here is a BEFORE blocking photo:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2482/3661268726_ebd2172072.jpg

I highly recommend the use of 'blocking wires' for scarves. It reduces the amount of time required to pin the edges down with a zillion pins...and it also guarantees that there will be no 'yarn nipples' along your side edges, caused by the pins pulling at the fabric as it dries!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3348/3666358218_cb812b06be.jpg

The KnitPicks blocking tiles sure came in handy-dandy for blocking a lonnng skinny thing on the railing of our deck! The scarf dried in about an hour!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3378/3666077049_bbcc253d8e.jpg

wezyus
06-29-2009, 07:18 AM
WOwwwwwwwwwwwwwww's that's gr888 n superbbbbbbbbbb as

Ronda
06-29-2009, 07:20 AM
That's gorgeous!!! DB Pure Silk sounds beautiful and sure looks beautiful! Unfortunately, for me, I frog a lot so I would have to choose something else! That scarf looks like it goes on forever!

AH1OZ
06-29-2009, 07:21 AM
that looks fantastic! such a lovely pattern and colour~

and thanks for the blocking tips!

WandaT
06-29-2009, 09:27 AM
Wow!! It sure turned out gorgeous!!! Thanks for the heads up on the blocking wires. I think I'll have to add them to my next order. ;)

nannaknits
06-29-2009, 10:35 AM
I :heart: the scarf! Oh my, it is so pretty. You did a fantastic job.

margz3
06-29-2009, 11:31 AM
Beautiful - I just :heart: love that scarf! Thanks for the heads up on the yarn - I think I'll be avoiding it for the time being! MUST get me some blocking wires too!

RetaJ
06-29-2009, 11:42 AM
The scarf is absolutely beautiful! You did a wonderful job & thanks for all the tips.

blueygh2
06-29-2009, 12:03 PM
It looks absolutely gorgeous!

I have used this pattern as well, but not for a whole scarf. (It was part of a scarf I used different lace patterns on)

Yours is simply lovely. I loved the pattern for it's simplicity and yet the elaborate look.
Good work

evona
06-29-2009, 12:10 PM
Gorgeous as always :muah: Its even beautiful pre-blocking, but the true beauty definitely did come out after blocking.

Camila
06-29-2009, 12:11 PM
Cute scarf.

gotta knit
06-29-2009, 12:30 PM
How beautiful! Love the lace pattern, what a gorgeous colour.

stisdale
06-29-2009, 12:58 PM
That turned out great! I love the color and design too! Beautiful!

auburnchick
06-29-2009, 02:15 PM
Wow! What a stunning scarf! I really like the seed stitch edge. It's so much prettier than a garter one!

As usual, another stunning FO!

Woodi
06-29-2009, 02:37 PM
Did someone say "cute scarf"???.....to me this is FAR BEYOND cute! It's beautiful, gorgeous, stunning....but it seems you do a lot of that style of knitting, artlady. I just love coming in here to see your creations, to sigh loudly at them.....knowing I'll never be able to knit this well. (after all, I'm 62 now....how many more years practice do I have left? hehe)

Slim
06-29-2009, 02:55 PM
It's gorgeous! I love the color, and that pattern is one of my favorites. Lovely work.

Debkcs
06-29-2009, 03:26 PM
As usual, you can probably hear me turning green with envy. What a beautiful scarf! Just love that color.

mks22300
06-29-2009, 08:11 PM
Wow! Beautiful!!

Dimpledapple
06-29-2009, 09:27 PM
Ooh! Very pretty :heart:

lulubell
06-29-2009, 10:06 PM
:inlove: :inlove: Amazingly beautiful:inlove: :inlove:

tilllie
06-30-2009, 06:01 AM
I must add my agreement... the color and the pattern are stunning! I need to look into wiires and blocking tiles!

Mommy22alyns
06-30-2009, 04:45 PM
That is stunning. Your knitting is always true to your name - real works of art!

scout52
06-30-2009, 06:12 PM
Wow that is just gorgeous. Good to know about the yarn. I was interested in purchasing some but if it fuzzes that much i will just stick with colourmart silks. Those are great.

trishknitz
06-30-2009, 10:43 PM
That is just gorgeous - well done