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Old 10-01-2007, 03:44 PM   #1
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Old navy scarf - a tiny rant
I was just at Old Navy's site checking out their fair isle collecion and came across a cute scarf. Here is the description:

Extra-chunky yarn gives this scarf a handmade look, but the intricate cabled patterns go way beyond "knit one, pearl two." Each corner has the added bonus of a fluffy pom-pom.

This really annoyed me! First, they spelled "purl" wrong, second, what's wrong with "knit one, purl two"? I guess I felt like they were putting down hand knit stuff. Am I being over sensitive or does anyone else see what I see?

Thanks for listening to my tiny rant.
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:47 PM   #2
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Doesn't seem like a big deal to me. Even if you like k1p2 it IS only basics and they are just pointing out that there is a lot more detailed stitches.

They do need a knitting editor though.
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:53 PM   #3
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True. I don't know why I was so annoyed. I even like the scarf! Good point about the knitting editor, though.
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:56 PM   #4
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It didn't annoy me... I was confused. Unless they came up with something I've never heard of, isn't cabling just knits and purls?
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:57 PM   #5
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I like hand made better and I like flaws. They are just trying to sell scarves, and how many people even know what purl is?
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I used to get annoyed with people who spelled `purl' as `pearl'. Then I saw a copy of a page from an old (very old) knitting book that talked about knit sts and pearl stitches. And when you think about it, the purl sts do look a little like pearls... I wonder when the spelling changed.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:37 PM   #7
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Pearl is an alternative but now old-fashioned spelling. I don't think saying that a scarf is not k1 p2 insults k1p2 scarves or ribbing. I have many items that contain more than just cashmere. Saying so does not disparage cashmere. And they specifically advertised the handmadeness of the item.
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whats funny, is that the cables are barely visible. it's more a lace scarf :
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Nice scarf.... except for the pompoms.
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I had a scarf I was making and put pom poms on it, and I hated it. Martha Stewart has a throw blanket with pom poms I like, It's on the Macy's website
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