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Old 12-08-2005, 08:36 PM   #11
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Thanks, Jan.

Alpaca is softer than wool, but I'm not sure about people with wool sensitive skin.

Selvedge is just one stitch on each end--you know, the 'slip the first and knit the last stitches.' The pattern is in multiples of 3 plus the two ends.

I believe the word 'selvedge' comes from 'self edge.'
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Old 12-08-2005, 08:40 PM   #12
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Okay. I'll just have to get some soft alpaca or something to try and see if I can handle it.

Is the scarf knit from short end to short end or length wise? I was trying to figure out how you'd slip a stitch on the short ends because I thought that was what you meant.
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Old 12-08-2005, 08:55 PM   #13
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I guess I should have said a selvedge stitch on each edge rather than end. It's knit on the short ends, just k2, p1 across on both sides. It makes a column of knits, a column of purls and a column of seed. Very squishy.
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Old 12-08-2005, 11:42 PM   #14
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Ingrid, that is simply gorgeous.
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Old 12-08-2005, 11:44 PM   #15
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Old 12-08-2005, 11:49 PM   #16
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Jan...there are not many fibers more soft and LOVELY than alpaca!! Go HUG some NOW!!!
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Originally Posted by KellyK
Jan...there are not many fibers more soft and LOVELY than alpaca!! Go HUG some NOW!!!
I was thinking of ordering some... does Knit Picks have something super soft and skin friendly?
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Andean Treasure, Elegance....they have LOTS of alpaca & alpaca blends!
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He would love my house. Five kids to play with and one of my boys is 6, the other is 4. I've got so many that I probably wouldn't even notice the extra kid
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Originally Posted by mintdee
He would love my house. Five kids to play with and one of my boys is 6, the other is 4. I've got so many that I probably wouldn't even notice the extra kid
I'll pack him up a bag, and he'll be right over!
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