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Old 01-11-2005, 01:26 AM   #11
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Re: knitting with fun fur
Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin
hi! I'm new too. One of the things I found helpful when i was first getting used to fun fur was to knit with a strand of fun fur and a strand of something else, like lion brand wool ease sportweight. It WAS wierd doing the double strand thing, but the fun fur is so thin that it didn't seem like a double strand. Anyway as a beginner I was scared to try anything but scarves, so i made a bajillion this way, and it made knitting easier (for me). The only thing is that you don't get that fluffy-n-furriness as you would with just the fur. Just my 2 cents!
That's a really good suggestion. I think carrying novelty yarn with a more sturdy, regular yarn is, indeed, a great way to make knitting easier. No doubt about it, though, fun fur can be a challenge.
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Old 01-11-2005, 04:02 AM   #12
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Well, if you do your scarf in garter stitch instead of seed stitch, on the one hand you would need to do more rows to get the same size as the pattern, but on the other hand you'd have a fuzzier scarf in the end. I agree the yarn is very hard to see, and I know I've made a lot of mistakes, but nobody's ever going to see them.

Anyhow, here's my scarf, with my 9-year-old daughter modeling it (well, it's hers now). :? It was knitted the long way in garter stitch, with one row on each stripe full of YOs and K2togs to make it wavy (and those were hard to keep track of!), and some fringe was added on the ends. And I used size 11 needles.

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