Pattern: Falling Waters Scarf
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Debbie Bliss PURE SILK
3 x 137 yds each
two extra repeats widthwise across the row; seed stitch borders instead of garter stitch; worked short rows on the seed stitch borders on Rows 7 and 15 of each repeat to prevent the usual 'warpy curve' along the side edges.
The yarn sure is soft, and very beautiful to handle. However, it fuzzes up if you even look at it wrong, and it doesn't take to any
amount of frogging. I had to roll it up as I knit along, wrong sides facing out, just so the cast on end of the scarf didn't fuzz up into 6 dozen pills!
I worked 5 repeats across, whereas the model scarf is just 3 repeats across.
This is a scarf pattern that definitely needs serious blocking to bring out the beauty! Here is a BEFORE blocking photo:
I highly recommend the use of 'blocking wires' for scarves. It reduces the amount of time required to pin the edges down with a zillion pins...and it also guarantees that there will be no 'yarn nipples' along your side edges, caused by the pins pulling at the fabric as it dries!
The KnitPicks blocking tiles sure came in handy-dandy for blocking a lonnng skinny thing on the railing of our deck! The scarf dried in about an hour!