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Old 02-27-2006, 02:20 PM   #1
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Crazy pink/black corkscrew scarf




I found this pattern a few months ago and had to knit it. My friend, Mitch, says it looks like a stripper's boa..lol. I wore it on halloween and had soo many teens wanting one. It was not really time consuming, but the last row and bind off were a pain in the arse!

My 9 year old dd has a habit of stealing it when she does dress up..lol.

At Christmas, I made a much tamer blue one for my niece. She loved it and I hear she still wears it all the time.
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:43 PM   #2
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"Crazy pink/black corkscrew scarf"

Perfect name! I actually saw scarves(?) like that as Kohl's this weekend.

Well, certainly not that nice.
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:53 PM   #3
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Oh my gosh I LOVE that!! Do you still have the pattern?!?! I would just love to make one!!
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:58 PM   #4
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http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/...iralScarf.html

I made some alterations to mine. I did use homespun. I tried other yarns, but the Homespun creates a softer, fuller texture. And on the next to last row (before BO), I added the fun fur, then I did the last row in Homespun again to help anchor the Fun Fur.

Also, use really long circulars. I learned very quickly that my shorter circs were not going to work. I learned because I ran out of room..lol. But 36" circs work great!

The scarf does not take a whole of time. Mainly the last rows when you do your final increases. And BO can take quite a while also. I finished this one in about 2 days, and the blue one for my niece in a day.
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Old 02-27-2006, 03:02 PM   #5
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Wow.. you end up with 813 stitches to BO with

How long did your scarves take you?
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Old 02-27-2006, 03:23 PM   #6
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CUUUUTE! And, whats wrong with wearing a SEXXXY boa???
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Old 02-27-2006, 04:15 PM   #7
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I made one of those too. I've heard them called "Potato Chip Scarves". I gave it to one of my step-daughters, because it just wasn't my style.

The last row was a pain, and binding off took forever with almost 900 stitches! I was really nervous doing the bind off, because that's how I usually drop stitches. Mine was a light teal color. Sorry - no photo.
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Old 02-27-2006, 04:30 PM   #8
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Thats great. Such fun colors
My mother made 4 of them..( she's a bit masochistic I think) She put some mohair in the middle for a light fluffy feeling for the scarf. She made 3 in Steeler(football ) colors and gave them away. She loves making them despite all those stitches
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:03 PM   #9
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You do have to like pain to make these I think..lol. When I First saw the pattern, I thought "how hard could it be..purl, knit, and yo's. It will take no time at all" WRONG. My first one took 2 days. My second took about a day. But I worked on it like crazy. I had a whole afternoon free after class and just sat in the student lounge knitting away. People would come up to me and ask what I was knitting. There were sooooo many stitches.

But really, it's simple to do and almost foolproof. I'm certain I forgot a couple of YO's, but it still came out okay. My mom really wants one and I'm thinking I may get hers done. Of course ,with Spring only weeks away, she may have to put it up until next season.

And oh yeah, absolutely nothing wrong with a playful, sexy scarf
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:43 PM   #10
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Love it! I was thinking of making one but I need to give myself a big pep talk before I tackle it considering the number of bo stitches!
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