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ArtLady1981 02-03-2013 01:22 PM

FO: the ugliest scarf in the world gets a makeover!
The ugliest scarf in the world:

...gets a makeover:

NOTE: I hated the way the colors in this Noro Silk Gargen yarn clumped up back in 2009.
I only wore the ugly scarf once. Ugh.

Recently however, I had tried something new with another impossible Noro that also promised to turn out ugly: instead of casting on just 25-30 stitches, I cast on 216 stitches! And worked garter stitch until the two skeins were exhausted. It made the perfect scarf.

So as I frogged this blue-green-teal-black ugly scarf, I cast on 225 stitches with a US10 needle...and worked garter stitch until the 2.3 skeins were gone. I reserved some turquoise for the fringe.

While this scarf isn't the most beautiful specimen, it's at least wearable without getting sick. I do actually like it! :happydance: With fringe, it's 86" long. It's 4.5" wide. It has been soaked and blocked.

Here is the other Noro scarf, also worked widewise (a few months ago) using 2 skeins of Noro Kureyon:

GrumpyGramma 02-03-2013 01:45 PM

Makeover successful. I like it much better the long way too. Good idea.

nonny2t 02-03-2013 01:58 PM

It is prettier now. I like it a lot.

Antares 02-03-2013 02:44 PM

Actually, I like the original better! I guess my taste tends towards "ugly"!

The new scarf is pretty, too. Glad you're happy with it now.

salmonmac 02-03-2013 02:50 PM

Ah, an elegant swan! Knitting scarves lengthwise is just about the only way I can get through one. Even the long, long rows seem preferable to 6 feet of knitting in the short direction. Beautiful colors all around.

Lighting57 02-03-2013 03:23 PM

I agree with you. That made a big difference in eye appeal. I have one just like your first one that also needs to be made into something else.

Jan in CA 02-03-2013 03:59 PM

Much better! The first scarf wasn't really ugly, just ho-hum, not its gorgeous!!

Wanda Witch 02-03-2013 04:59 PM

Anazing. The two scarves don't even look as though they are knit with the same yarn. Great choice - the second one, that is.

Lighting57 02-05-2013 05:02 PM

Goes to show how important the right pattern is for a certain yarn.

Woodi 02-05-2013 06:12 PM

This is amazing - how different the second attempt came out. I like it a lot. Clever of you! Congrats!

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