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Old 12-06-2007, 06:41 PM   #1
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Alligator Scarf Kit
I would LOVE to knit the alligator scarf that's shown above, but, would like to know if anyone else has knitted it.
If you have, are the scales on the gator hard to make? I've never seen anything like them.

Living in Florida, I'm a Gators fan, and this would be SO great to wear around here! Knit it in blue and orange!

But, I'm not sure if I can do this. Anyone else done this gator scarf?
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:16 PM   #2
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I haven't knit it, but I just looked it up on Ravelry, and the general consensus seems to be that the pattern itself is really good, not too hard -- but the yarn that comes in the kit is kind of scratchy. A lot of people substituted different yarns.
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:16 AM   #3
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I made the kid size for my granddaughters and found it to be really easy. I didn't use the yarn that came with it cause for the little girls I wanted to use something machine washable and dryable. The "scales" are made by increases and binding off. Pattern is quite easy to follow. I just wish I had taken pictures before I sent them to them. Have fun with it!!!Tillie
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:10 AM   #4
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Alligator scarf kit ordered
Just ordered the kit today. I picked one of the new colors, SwampCroc.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:45 PM   #5
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Yay for Alligator scarves! I got the alligator kit and the dragon kit from my fiance for Valentine's Day and I just finished the head for the alligator scarf. It actually knits up really fast and is fairly simple to understand the pattern.

I think any beginner should be able to do this scarf with the help of the videos on this site for any of the technical terms. I am using the yarn that came in the kit. It is a little rough, but I believe it is natural fibers....(I still found hay bits in the yarn). I can't wait to try this with other yarns. I've already got a waiting list of friends who want me to make one for them. Now what to charge....hmmm.... I'm thinking an arm and a leg. Literally ^^; Ok ok, the euphoria of knitting this scarf still hasn't settled in me yet. But I'd also like to share that I got the 'lagoon' color since I love blue.
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I haven't knit it, but I just looked it up on Ravelry, and the general consensus seems to be that the pattern itself is really good, not too hard -- but the yarn that comes in the kit is kind of scratchy. A lot of people substituted different yarns.

I thought merino wool was supposed to be a soft wool. The merino yarns I've knitted with (from my LYS) have been soft and a joy to work with, so is it the brand?
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:59 AM   #7
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Good Morning,
Does anyone know if this is available as pattern only. I went out onto Ravelry and one of the posts says it is available both ways
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alligator-scarf
but on their website I can not find just the pattern -
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I would LOVE to knit the alligator scarf that's shown above, but, would like to know if anyone else has knitted it.
If you have, are the scales on the gator hard to make? I've never seen anything like them.

Living in Florida, I'm a Gators fan, and this would be SO great to wear around here! Knit it in blue and orange!

But, I'm not sure if I can do this. Anyone else done this gator scarf?
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I posted a pic in the KAL topic, but I'll reprint it here for you.
This is how it looked last night.

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I am thinking of ordering this kit to knit for a couple of friends. I looked on the site but couldn't find extra yarn to order for the gators so I can make two.
If I substituted yarns any suggestions of what might be best?
Yarns from somewhere else would be fine.

The site just calls it merino gator yarn.
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I should think Cascade 220 would work. It's about the same thickness and it's also merino.
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