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auburnchick 01-28-2009 06:52 PM

FO - My So Called Scarf
Another finished project!! I’m so excited!

The yarn is Misti Alpaca Hand Painted Chunky. The colorway is "Marvelous." So fitting!

The yarn is so soft that I was coaxed away from the socks I have on my needles.

The pattern is My So Called Scarf. You can find the Ravelry pattern link here, and the regular internet link here.

Did you know that patterns on Ravelry have a comments tab? I have found it very helpful to check out the comments before starting a project. Included in this pattern’s comments was this link to a video that demonstrated the strangely-worded stitch instructions.

Armed with the additional information, I cast on.

I began this project on the 20th of January and “officially” finished it this morning, the 28th. In reality, the pattern was so simple that it shouldn’t have taken so long to complete; however, my life has been hectic, leaving little time to work on it.

I used both skeins I had purchased. The scarf measures 54″ x 4 1/2″. Not too long, I know, but it’s perfect for my height, which is, to be politically-correct, “petite.”

Here are the results…

The next picture shows a good comparison of the wrong side (the left) and the right side (on the right)…

The next picture is a close-up of the stitch pattern. As you can see, it really does showcase the yarn.

One special note: if you make this scarf, make sure you check out the bind-off suggestion on the comments tab on Ravelry. This scarf has a reputation for having a flared bind-off edge. Of course, I had to learn the hard way and bound off the usual way…purling since I was on the wrong side. The result was hideous. So, I frogged that last row and followed the suggestion…to p2tog, p2tog, and then bring the first stitch over the second one (the one closest to the tip of the needle). From there, you just p2tog and bring that first stitch over each time, as in a regular bind off.

Voila. I had a straight edge.
Thanks for looking!! :muah:

evona 01-28-2009 07:01 PM

Wow! I love it. Those colors are so nice.

AngieLanigan 01-28-2009 07:53 PM

That is seriously one of the loviest scarves I've ever seen! It's gorgeous, and the yarn is so beautiful!

linknit41 01-28-2009 07:54 PM

Lovely, can almost feel its softness, beautiful colors and an interesting stitch. linknit41

WandaT 01-28-2009 08:36 PM

LOVE it!!! Love that yarn AND pattern! It turned out gorgeous!

margz3 01-28-2009 08:39 PM

Very pretty Nathalie - love the colorway! And thanks for the tips - I have this in my queue and your tips will come in very handy!! :)

hwn222 01-28-2009 09:10 PM

LOVE those colors and the stitch is just perfect for the yarn. NICE!

catwitch 01-29-2009 12:03 AM

What a lovely scarf. How did you keep the sides so neat and straight?

lelvsdgs 01-29-2009 12:18 AM

Well, another project to add to my queue. And thanks for those tips, the pattern seemed odd and that has kept me from attempting this.

That yarn you chose is just beautiful!

auburnchick 01-29-2009 12:30 AM


Originally Posted by catwitch (Post 1200670)
What a lovely scarf. How did you keep the sides so neat and straight?

Hmmm...I really didn't do anything special. I'm sure it's just the pattern that keeps the edges straight.

Thanks for the very kind words, all. This is an amazing scarf. I love, love, love it. :heart: Your generous compliments make it even better.


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