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Old 01-11-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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How to Jazz up my pattern
I bought some velvet spun lionbrand yarn and love it, I'm making a scarf for a small child (girl). I'm just knitting the entire thing because you can't really see any difference in stitches because it's so fluffy. I was trying to come up with some ideas on how to jazz it up a bit, I was thinking about sewing a few cute little buttons on it, but does anyone else have any ideas?
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:51 PM   #2
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I was going to say it doesn't show very good stitch definition, but I see you've discovered that already. Since it's for a young child how about some cute knitted or crocheted flowers at the ends? (Buttons would be cute, but I'd be afraid they might get chewed off and choked on.)

http://www.knitbuddies.com/flower_pin.html
http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/flower02k.htm
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTpetals.html
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good point about the buttons! She's just over 1, so she's still in the putting things in her mouth stage... those flowers look adorable! I think i'll probably go with that. How would I attach them to the scarf though?
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Old 01-11-2008, 04:42 PM   #4
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You could use a matching yarn or even a sturdy thread. I made a little hat and put one of the flowers on it and I "think" I used thread, but I'm not positive. In lieu of the button you could just use yarn and go back and forth embroidery style to create the center, or knit a bobble.
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that hat is adorable! what is a bobble tho?
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:06 PM   #6
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Is there a way to add fringe or a cute border or something? im so new at this i can't really think of anything creative or how to do it..
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Sure! Fringe is easy, but again be careful it's not something a child will choke on.

Instructions here for creating bobbles.
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to create like stringy fringe do I just tie some strings at the bottom of the scarf?
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http://www.craftygal.com/archives/101/table101.htm

the bottom of this site shows how to add fringe.
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Thanks everyone for your help! I finished my scarf, it's on the "watcha knitting" part
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