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Old 12-31-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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My Boring Scarf
Yes, thought I'd die of boredom before I finished it. I'd never knit a scarf before so i learned a couple of things, LOL.

It'll be handy though, and I actually think that stitch makes kind of a nice look for a scarf - but I'll know next time to either use giant needles and rope, or a variegated yarn or something to add some interest to the process

Now I'm on to start another one - this time in a bulky, variegated yarn and 9mm needles (YESSSSSS!) and a pattern very kindly given to me here on the forum a couple of days ago from Tabsheltie7

A question - you'll see in my photo that one end of the scarf has a definite "bow" to it - that's my cast-on row - do you know what causes that?

I use the knit-on cast on, and my tension is generally pretty loose - in fact I'm thinking I should increase it a bit, and work on getting it more even overall. I'll try long-tail cast on this time anyway, because tabsheltie7 mentioned it was recommended for this pattern. Don't know why, being a scarf - but then, there's quite a few things I don't know... I've also noticed on here that a lot of you like the long-tail co best for most of your work. And yes, I did block the scarf.

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Old 12-31-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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Yeah, scarves can definitely be boring! It gets cold up there in the winter so you'll need it!

I've been up there and it's so pretty! A friend who lives there as well as other photographer friends stayed up the coast one year.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Yeah, scarves can definitely be boring! It gets cold up there in the winter so you'll need it!

I've been up there and it's so pretty! A friend who lives there as well as other photographer friends stayed up the coast one year.


Yes, photography's a popular hobby here. Where have you visited around here? I imagine Southern California is beautiful too. The farthest south I've been on the west coast is Santa Rosa, my Mom's school friend lived there and we went to visit. Went to SanFrancisco several times - wonderful!
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Very pretty. What yarn did you use?
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Yes, photography's a popular hobby here. Where have you visited around here? I imagine Southern California is beautiful too. The farthest south I've been on the west coast is Santa Rosa, my Mom's school friend lived there and we went to visit. Went to SanFrancisco several times - wonderful!
We stayed at Oyster Bay Resort and visited various places north and south. My friend lives in Nanaimo, too.
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What a nice stitch pattern in a lovely blue!
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Beautiful scarf, I love the stitch pattern. As for the long tail cast on on the other pattern, I recommended it because of it's elasticity and it goes very well with the scarf. LTCO is my favorite and unless a pattern calls for something else, I usualy use it. I find the knit cast on to be too stiff for my taste. But if it's your preference, then by all means, go for it!
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The scarf is elegant: beautiful color and pattern stitch. It'll keep you warm and look wonderful at the same time.

Scarves can be a bit tedious, can't they? I think you need a rich interior life to knit one.


(I'm not sure what's causing the slight bow at the cast on. It won't even be noticeable when worn. The only thing I can think might help is to cast on 1-2 fewer sts and increase on the first row or cast on with a smaller size needle and immediately change to the working size.)
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That's not boring! That's super pretty! Nice job.
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