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November 13, 2005

Scarf Sunday

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It's funny how much pleasure I can get out of a little scarf. I'm so happy with how this turned out.

Details

Pattern Mistake Rib: CO 23. Every Row: *K2 P2* to last 3 sts, K2 P1. Slip first stitch of each row knitwise.

Yarn Knit Picks Decadence 100% Superfine Alpaca in Winter Berry. 2 full hanks (242 yards) for scarf and approx 30 yards for fringe.

Needles US 10. I started with my Boyes because I love knitting narrow items on my straights. But, the point of the needle combined with the loose spin of the yarn caused extra splitting. I switched out to Addi circs and it was better. Even still, the US 10s killed my hands and I took several days off before knitting the last portion of this scarf.

Size 71 inches long without fringe and 6 inches wide. In my opinion this is a perfect length for a scarf. It's longer than I usually do and I love it. The width will probably decrease 1-1.5 inches with wear if it's anything like my mistake rib scarf.

I'm tempted to order some of the yarn for a scarf for me. It's really soft and warm, but my hands will not be happy with those US 10s and I don't think I'd like the yarn knitted any tighter. The scarf has great drape and I wouldn't want to lose that.

I'll hold off for now, but I have to place a knitpicks order later today and I'm not sure I'll be able to hold out!

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Comments

What a great scarf! And great pic on the mums too!

Posted by: Dani | Nov 13, 2005 4:05:13 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Too bad Knit Picks is out of the yarn! I love it!

Posted by: Nicole | Nov 13, 2005 4:25:50 PM

It's simply beautiful Jody!

Posted by: Debi | Nov 13, 2005 4:26:21 PM

That's a great picture. Love the colors together.

Posted by: Jody | Nov 13, 2005 5:59:50 PM

That's a wonderful picture and a fantastic scarf. I love the color of the flowers with the color of the scarf. I love the fringe, too. Great scarf!

Posted by: Jody | Nov 13, 2005 6:00:41 PM

so beautiful! now I'll have to order some of that yarn form by best friend who is allergic to wool...

Posted by: caroli | Nov 13, 2005 8:46:37 PM

Beautiful cozy scarf--go ahead and do one for yourself! It looks to beautiful to resist ;)

Posted by: Lolly | Nov 13, 2005 11:06:49 PM

Lovely scarf! I was just about to order some yarn for Christmas scarves and had passed on Decadence since it seemed really bulky, but that scarf may have turned my head a bit.

Posted by: Kathy | Nov 14, 2005 2:56:23 AM

It looks wonderful, I think knitpicks need to go global and let the rest of us have a play!

Posted by: Tracy | Nov 14, 2005 4:38:19 AM

Very, very pretty. And the colour is so rich!

Posted by: Adele | Nov 14, 2005 6:30:53 AM

I love it, the fringe is a prefect addition. I usually don't like fringe on scarf but it looks perfect on this one. Hmmm, maybe I need not be afraid of fringe.

Posted by: Kate | Nov 14, 2005 9:18:13 AM

What a fabulous scarf! The fringe is perfect - how did you get it to be so perfect? My fringe never comes out like that -

Posted by: Cathy | Nov 14, 2005 10:37:32 AM

The scarf looks fantastic. I wasn't going to do fringe on mine, but now I am reconsidering because yours looks so great! Thanks for the inspiration!

Posted by: Michelle | Nov 14, 2005 1:28:50 PM

Beautiful!
I'm knitting a mistake rib scarf right now, but I'm not slipping the first stitch of each row. What's the difference?

Posted by: Laura | Nov 24, 2005 9:50:19 AM

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