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Old 02-07-2008, 09:28 PM   #1
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I really need to pay attention to my patterns more...
A little while ago, I posted a question as to what scarf to knit for myself out out some MMMMalabrigo I bought. I ended up picking the Scrunchable Scarf pattern and I printed it out with some others a long time ago. I get my pattern and cast on and start knitting away. Today I decide to see what other ones look like on Raverly, they do not look at all like the one I am knitting. Mine is like little waves all the way up the scarf. The pics of Scrunchable resemble boxes all the way up, no waves. Then I start looking at my pattern that I printed. When I printed it, I also printed 5 other scarves on 2 pages. I failed to look at the name of it, I am actually knitting the Rainy Day scarf, not Scrunchable. Which is ok, I like the wavyness of Rainy day, and I am almost done with one skein, there is no way I am ripping it out and starting over with no winder or swift!

I guess I need to read the names of the patterns BEFORE I start cast on!

I will post a picture in the next day or so of it, I love the pattern and the way the colors work into it!
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:28 PM   #2
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You mean reading a pattern all they way through before just casting on and knitting?!?!?! Why do ruins the surprise

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Old 02-08-2008, 09:28 AM   #3
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LOL - you aren't alone you know ... glad it turned out to be a surprise you liked!

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Old 02-08-2008, 01:20 PM   #4
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I'm glad you ended up liking it!

I actually print out patterns and take them to bed and read them like a book when I am thinking of starting a new one. I've learned a lot that way.

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Old 02-08-2008, 01:58 PM   #5
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I normally read patterns all the way through a few times before I start knitting, but since I am in the beginning stages of my knitting journey and I have no clue what the pattern is talking about, it does me no good! lol
FO: 2 stockinette stitch scarves with fringe; 1 pair of legwarmers; 4 2-inch wide bracelets seamed with 3-needle bo; 1 flower-shaped dishcloth using DPNs!!; a green dishcloth for ME; From the 2008 Knitting Calendar: Jan 21 "Halfa", Jan 3 "Cabled Baby Hat"!!

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Old 02-08-2008, 05:02 PM   #6
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I read patterns through to make sure I know how to do all the techniques, or so I can look up any abbreviations I don't know. I am like the queen of planning, so I need to plan my knitting too.

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