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Old 04-16-2006, 10:22 AM   #1
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Houray - I have another finished object. I really enjoyed this stitch (after I got past the initial shock of all that yarn dropping off my needle). After a few false starts and moving to bamboo needles so it wouldn't be so slippery, I got the rhythm.

I found a spot where I'm going to have to darn in an accidental yarn-over - but if I wait until I have a perfect project, I'll never get anything finished!!

Yarn - Koenig Farm Mohair, lace wt.; color-Autumn (supporting my Kentucky agriculture businesses )
Needles - sz 11 bamboo straights

Tips to Share - After I finished, I realized it would've been better if I'd used a larger needle size for the bind-off. I bound off too tightly and one end is narrower than the other. Also, this yarn looked really messy until I blocked it. It could use a little more blocking I think - this time with some weight attached to each end to stretch the stitches even more - I'll have to think up some way to do that. Any suggestions??
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:22 AM   #2
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Really beautiful, I love it with the lace weight yarn!
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:47 AM   #3
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Love the colors! Great job!
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:43 PM   #4
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That is so beautiful!! Wonderful job!
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Old 04-16-2006, 01:46 PM   #5
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I think this is a beautiful scarf! In my opinion, I wouldn't do another thing to it. It is perfect the way it is now! Wear it in good cheer.
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Old 04-16-2006, 01:49 PM   #6
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:D Beautiful...love, love it
Regarding your question about blocking with some wt., u could try it on the ironing board, with one end hanging off of the flat end with clothes pins attaching something heavier. Or, I sometimes block such things by running dental floss thru the sides & anchoring it to the bed....this keeps the sides straight better than blocking pins...actually, blocking wires are what is needed, but I don't have any, so I use the dental floss
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Old 04-16-2006, 05:02 PM   #7
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I blocked a similar scarf using some coat hangers as weights, the yarn was a little heavier though so don't know if that sounds suitable.
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Old 04-16-2006, 05:23 PM   #8
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Wow, that's so pretty! I love the combination of the very thin yarn and large needles.
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Old 04-16-2006, 08:33 PM   #9
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I love it! It looks great!
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Yah, I love this scarf & I LOVE the drop stitch..your right, feels kind of weird when you get started, but it knits up quick.

Good Job!
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