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November 20, 2006

striped scarf

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he puts on a pair of jeans, a suede jacket and the scarf i made for him. he models for my blog.

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knit project: striped scarf for husband
difficulty (1-5): 1.2
size: approx 6 inches wide, 72 inches long
yarn: cascades's cloud 9 in color 116 and 119
knitting specs: US 7 dpn

cloud 9, soft and luxurious just like its name suggests. i think it is a great yarn for a simple scarf like this. it is a blend of merino and angora fiber, i expect to see some shedding, so far it has been quite forgivable, as far as angora yarn goes. my husband said that it itches a little after wearing it for a while (!?). but he still loves it very much.

i was searching for a very long time for luxury yarns with strong, saturated colors. to my surprise, there hasn't been many. i almost went with malabrigo's buttery merino yarn. i am not sure still if that would have been a better choice. let that be the next scarf, perhaps.

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to make a scarf personal, i embroidered husband's initials with duplicate stitches. and trust me, they were not as easy as it appears. but i love the end result. very sweet.

tubular scarf, like this one, knitted entirely in stockinette, jogless stripes technique was employed and it really made a world of difference! finally, tubular cast off sealed the ends.

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tomorrow, the railway socks.

Comments

I remember this scarf from a previous post of yours, but didn't realize you knitted it! It looks very comfortable and warm.

It looks so nice! Your duplicate stitch came out so clean. Mine never does that. It seems so simple, but I never get it to look right.

Great job on the scarf! I really love the monogramming too, that's a great personal touch.

The scarf looks great, and I really like the monogramming, too. It's a really nice touch to make the scarf extra special.

The monogram is a perfect touch, and it looks perfect! I really like the saturated colors too. It looks very cozy!

Best wishes~

Great scarf!

Great scarf! I love the personalization and it looks very warm and cozy.

perfect! love the embroidery.

what a lovely, personalized scarf!

I love it! Especially the initials.

Absolutely beautiful. You've very much inspired me to go out and find some of that yarn!

Awesome scarf! Greg must love it! How cool with the initials.

What a lovely scarf! Your husband will get lots of use out of it I'm sure. If the yarn itches him, tell him to wear a turtleneck. :)

Lovely! My husband is Swedish, and now he wants a scarf in those exact colors. Is that blue really 119? The online color card makes it look so much darker.

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