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Old 01-01-2014, 07:27 PM   #1
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WIP- Swiss Darned Scarf
I'm working on a Swiss darned double sided scarf for someone in my knitting group. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift for her friend, but with me already having a very full plate then having to rip out all the work I did on it 4 times, it'll be a bit late. She wanted it a medium length scarf with her friend's favorite dog breed embroidered on the ends. I'm almost finished, but many of the concerns I've had from the very beginning have now become obvious.

It's way to thick and bulky, and it can't be comfortably wraped around my neck. Are there any styles of wearing it that could work? It's essentially two stockinette scarfs crocheted together back to back. The two sides don't like to stay together. I want to tack it, but there aren't many places I can do that where it isn't noticeable. I'd really appreciate any advise anyone can give me. Thank you!
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:43 PM   #2
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I had to look up Swiss darning to find out it's duplicate stitch embroidery. Thanlk you, I learned something! This sounds really cool. I immediately thought, paw prints embroidered in several places but then I think in terms of what my grandkids would like. Maybe you could incorporate something that relates to the dogs in a few places along the scarf? My idea is that if you can't hide it, make it part of the design. As for how to wear it, I'd best leave that to others.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:13 PM   #3
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I forgot to mention, it dose have several paw prints on it. But there's only so many I can put before it becomes crowded. Right now, it looks good. Is there any way I can make 'invisible' stitches?
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If the background color is the same on both sides, what about tacking it together in strategic spots with duplicate stitches?

I wish I had a good, pat answer but I'm going to have to leave this one for the experts.
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Unfortunetly the background colors are red on one side and gray on the other. This project is driving me crazy! I wasn't even able to make my own friends Christmas gifts because of it.

I'll post a pic of it tomorrow, I'm having camera trouble right now.
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Shoot! What about the paws? Are they different colors too? If not, you could tack through the paws...
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