10 November 2005

scarf del diablo

i wanted to make a scarf as quickly as possible. i thought of three things that would help in this endeavor. thing the first: huge needles! i used size 13. thing the second: knit it the long way, so there is less turning of the needles. for the first time, i knit a little swatch and did massive calculations and came up with 40st/foot. so i CO 240 st. thing the third: all knit, all the time. no purling.
i wound up with the following:
ucky scarf

the pattern for stripes was
###|#|##############|#|### (where "|" is white, and all colors were for one row)
i am not sure how i feel about this pattern, but i know how i feel about the length. bad. very bad. this was at least 8' long. which is WAY TOO LONG.
ucky scarf

please note the 7" needle next to the scarf. the scarf is foled over eight times. it was ginormous.
also, i tied the ends together at the end of each row. so that it would not fall apart. i thought this was witty. it looked awful. i tried to fix it. it looked worse.
ucky scarf

i know. disgusting. so i decided to chop off the ends and do some reconstructive surgery to fix the ends and shorten the scarf.
ucky scarf

less bad. i am proud of the tassels. however i am still a bit unsure about whether i like the pattern.


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