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Old 01-02-2014, 08:12 PM   #11
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I was looking at a shirt today that had two different thread colors. To those that don't know much about sewing, you need two bobbins of thread, one for each side of the work. Sometimes on double sided peaces of work that are different colors they use different threads to match both sides. It gave me the idea of trying to replicate that and sew across the scarf horizontally, hopefully without the stitches being seen. I'm not sure if it'll work, but it's worth a try.

How would I block it with the two sides sewn together? Would be just like any other blocked project?

I can't remember what breed it is. I made the pattern then forgot what the dog was. I think it's about the size of a Sant Bernard. It's a big stout and hardy dog, looks like a hard worker. I'm meeting up with the woman Tuesday to give her the scarf, so I'll find out then.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:29 PM   #12
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What a cute scarf!
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Originally Posted by tabsheltie7 View Post
I was looking at a shirt today that had two different thread colors. To those that don't know much about sewing, you need two bobbins of thread, one for each side of the work. Sometimes on double sided peaces of work that are different colors they use different threads to match both sides. It gave me the idea of trying to replicate that and sew across the scarf horizontally, hopefully without the stitches being seen. I'm not sure if it'll work, but it's worth a try.

How would I block it with the two sides sewn together? Would be just like any other blocked project?

I can't remember what breed it is. I made the pattern then forgot what the dog was. I think it's about the size of a Sant Bernard. It's a big stout and hardy dog, looks like a hard worker. I'm meeting up with the woman Tuesday to give her the scarf, so I'll find out then.

I was thinking it looked a bit like a St. Bernard, too, just the coloring wasn't quite the same.
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The scarf looks wonderful. You've managed to get the right amount of detail into the dog and the pawprints are perfect. Well done!
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Great job. Love the pattern.
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Nicely done!! Lots of hard work...definitely worth triple the cost!!

I would use grey thread for sewing together. It will not be appent on the red side and blend on the grey. Double up the thread!!
Get on with those other projects...before the spring gets here!!!
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Oh, my gosh, that is just so darned adorable Very nice job!
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I've FINALY figured out how to sew them together without the seem being noticeable! It took me 3 hours just to figure it out, but I did it! It's so simple. I'm just loosely weaving in the two different yarns through the back on both pieces and twisting the yarns together as I go along to hold the peaces together. Kind of hard to explain, hope I made since. It's looking good and the only way you can tell it's sewn is every once and a while there'll be a row where the stitches are a bit tighter than the rest. I'm almost done, just need to finish sewing, block it, and attach some fringe.
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Get on with those other projects...before the spring gets here!!!
Ha! Yah no kidding!
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I've been thinking about the price the woman I'm making this for and I agreed on. Sometimes I think I may be over charging her, but other times I think I'm undercharging. We agreed on $85 and it's taken $20-$25 to make. If it's worth more, I'm not going to worry about it, I'll just stick to the original price. But if the price is too high I'm willing to go down. I've looked at other hand knit scarfs online and they range from $10 to $300, the embroidered scafs on the high side, but I imagine their yarn is high quality.

Do give me your thoughts on this. Thanks!

PS Pix of the FO coming soon!
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