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Old 11-22-2004, 11:49 PM   #6
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I'm also looking for good small projects. I want to collect some small project ideas to recommend to the new knitters on this site. Amigarabita, that knitted headband with the knit flowers sounds like a great little project. Do you have a picture or link to share by any chance?

Schmidge, 15 scarves in a month and a half?! That's incredible for a new knitter! Way to go!!!!! (I wish I had an emoticon that was cheering and clapping it's hands!)

If you're into scarves and looking for something different, you should check out the "Alien Illusion Scarf" in the Stitch 'N Bitch book. It's not a mindless project--you have to follow a pattern stitch by stitch, but it's so cool! It uses "illusion knitting." (I'll feature the concept on this site, one of these days.) When you look at the knitting straight on, it just looks like green and black stripes, but when you look at it from an angle, an image pops out. In this case, there are 6 green alien faces knit into the design! It's a great pattern. Of course, you could make it with hidden circles, or letters, or hearts, or whatever you like, if you don't like aliens! I thought it would be a great present for a teenage boy, or punkish gal! Also, to make it easier, you could just do one alien face at each end, and just make the rest stripes.

Another cute scarf, which would be a cinch to knit, is the one posted on the "elongated stitch help" thread.

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