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Old 01-29-2008, 01:24 AM   #11
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Here is a link to a scarf I have in progress.

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No link here that I could see.

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Old 01-29-2008, 01:35 AM   #12
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oops, sorry about that. I forgot to post the link. I edited my post to include the link... but here it is again.
http://flickr.com/photos/18199599@N05/2227332690/
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:41 AM   #13
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I think I cast on something like 12 stitches on 12 mm needles, used two skeins and it was between five and six feet long and probably six inches wide. It took a bit of getting used to knitting with, as far as having all the bits sticking out, but I found I got into a rhythm fairly fast. I'm jealous that you got the yarn so inexpensively - the closest Michael's to me sells it regular priced at $6.99 per skein!
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:35 AM   #14
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Thanks for the stitch/needle size info. I might give that a try.

If you have a store in your area called Big Lots give them a try. That is where I got mine. They had other types of yarn as well, at it all seemed to be $1.00 per skein. I felt like buying up all they had, but the paycheck wouldn't allow it.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:52 AM   #15
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No - I'm in Canada, so we don't have a lot of stores you do in the States... But thanks anyway!

I'm glad I could help you out! I hope whatever you make turns out well.
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I was going to make dd a hat in this yarn...and abandoned it quickly. But the yarn looks pretty balled up on a shelf in a bowl with other "unpleasant" yarns.

Although this yarn was so pretty (I think I got the same color as you) I really disliked knitting with it. I quit after 15 rows. I just got tired of fighting with it.
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:32 PM   #17
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Thanks msoebel for telling me about your experience with the yarn. I will give it try see how things go.

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Old 01-29-2008, 06:39 PM   #18
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I can see where it would be very challenging yarn to use to make a hat.

I had a go at starting a scarf. Here is a link to what I have done so far... (done on size 15 needles - the largest I have)

[url="http://flickr.com/photos/18199599@N05/2229566368/"]

My stitches seemed to occasionally get tight as the loops in the fiber would get stuck under the front of the stitches. Not sure if there is really a way to avoid this. I would certainly hate to drop a stitch using this yarn!

bonstance - when you were finished with your scarf, how did you weave in the ends?

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Old 01-30-2008, 11:59 AM   #19
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mrsmcg - What I did to avoid the stitches tightening was to give a good tug on the finished part of the scarf under each stitch after each row, and sometimes the loops in the yarn holding the stitches too tight would pop down, keeping the tension more even. Hope that helps! Let me know if I did a terrible job explaining that... Ha ha...

As far as weaving in ends, I don't think I did anything special...
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good ideas, you guys!
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