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Scarves can be a lot of fun, lots of opportunity to play with colors and stitches. What pattern are you using?
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper