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Old 03-09-2009, 08:02 AM   #21
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Hey nice scarf Jan!

Another yarn to add to your list is Trendsetter Tonalita. It's supposed to be like Noro. I held it double on my Blue Cardi turned Blue V-Neck with some blue merino. It's not itchy like Noro. You can see the sweaters on my Rav page or my blog, and I have a couple of pics of the yarn in balls on the Rav page. I didn't exactly want to marry it (probably mostly since I had trouble with that #$%@! cardigan), but I liked it, especially the color.

http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library...yarns-tonalita
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:13 AM   #22
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That's beautiful!!
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:31 AM   #23
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Thanks for the yarn idea, Maureen. I'll check it out at my LYS. I suspect from looking at it that it's going to be the same problem as the one in this scarf. The fuzzier yarns tend to be itchy like mohair.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:17 AM   #24
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Your yarn is beautiful all right. I knit a hat once of those colors and I kept thinking of chocolate and raspberries the whole time. Continental is really nice for ribbing, that is why I switched originally I think. Even if you don't switch for everything it is a nice thing to know and use when it is helpful.
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That is also why I switched to Continental a few years ago. I was knitting a ribbed scarf for the Red Scarf Project. The ribbing was taking a toll on my hands and wrists but I had a deadline to meet for the project. I decided to try to learn Continental knitting. It was much easier than I thought, and I finished the scarf on time.

Your scarf is beautiful! I really like the color. You did a great job choosing the yarn. I love the look of Noro, but I can't wear it either.
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Lovely looking scarf! Did you slip the first stitch as if to purl or knitwise? Was yarn in front or back when you slipped the first stitch.
The edge looks so tidy and neat! Thank you for sharing your work.
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Lovely looking scarf! Did you slip the first stitch as if to purl or knitwise? Was yarn in front or back when you slipped the first stitch.
The edge looks so tidy and neat! Thank you for sharing your work.
Thanks! It was slipped as if to knit (wyib) then the last stitch was purled. If I remember correctly.
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Jan, it's beautiful!!! I'm mad at myself for not noticing it earlier
Did you try washing it with shampoo and soaking in hair conditioner or alternatively use the fiber wash and rinse stuff. I'm sure it will soften a lot I just love it!
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Jan, it's beautiful!!! I'm mad at myself for not noticing it earlier
Did you try washing it with shampoo and soaking in hair conditioner or alternatively use the fiber wash and rinse stuff. I'm sure it will soften a lot I just love it!
Thanks, Nat! I did wash it in Woolite and just used my regular fabric softener. It is much softer, but those darn fuzzies (guard hairs?) are probably adding to the itchiness. It's not horribly itchy so I may still wear it. I need a cold day to test it though.
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that is really, really pretty, Jan!!
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