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Old 06-29-2009, 04:24 AM   #1
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Yarn: Debbie Bliss PURE SILK
Color: Fuchsia (#18)
Skeins: 3 x 137 yds each
Blocked measurements: 8"x66"
Modifications: 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!

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Old 06-29-2009, 07:18 AM   #2
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That's gorgeous!!! DB Pure Silk sounds beautiful and sure looks beautiful! Unfortunately, for me, I frog a lot so I would have to choose something else! That scarf looks like it goes on forever!
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that looks fantastic! such a lovely pattern and colour~

and thanks for the blocking tips!
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Wow!! It sure turned out gorgeous!!! Thanks for the heads up on the blocking wires. I think I'll have to add them to my next order.
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I the scarf! Oh my, it is so pretty. You did a fantastic job.
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Beautiful - I just love that scarf! Thanks for the heads up on the yarn - I think I'll be avoiding it for the time being! MUST get me some blocking wires too!
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The scarf is absolutely beautiful! You did a wonderful job & thanks for all the tips.
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It looks absolutely gorgeous!

I have used this pattern as well, but not for a whole scarf. (It was part of a scarf I used different lace patterns on)

Yours is simply lovely. I loved the pattern for it's simplicity and yet the elaborate look.
Good work
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:10 PM   #10
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Gorgeous as always Its even beautiful pre-blocking, but the true beauty definitely did come out after blocking.
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