scarf

Jason1978's picture

Right...I bought some wool I really loved a few months ago but now that my scarf is almost finished I have to honestly say I don't really like it anymore...as the wool itself is allready pretty garish, I decided to keep my stitches as simple as possible..

anyway, anyone who feels he would just love to have a scarf like this, let me know and i'll send it over!

Jason

Jason1978's picture

I'm using European size 8

I'm using European size 8 needles, so I guess that's size 11 for you guys!

Joe asked earlier about the

Joe asked earlier about the gauge. I think, when it comes to verigated yarns, guage makes all the difference. (BOCTAOE)

grandcarriage's picture

PS: You can usually tell

PS:

You can usually tell what the colours will look like knit up if you wind the skein into a cake ball (the ones the wool winders do)...If it looks like this, what I recommend is finding a colour that co-ordinates with one of the colours in the skein, and do stripes...IE: A scarf in K1p1~ 2 rows solid blue, 2 rows vari yarn. It brings some sense to the vari yarn and keeps it from being overwhelming.

Also, I have had some SURPRISINGLY very good results by using 2 yarns (knit seperately every other row) back and forth in the chasse method in a blending pattern, such as double seed stitch. Ask me in a private if you have no idea what I'm talking about.

grandcarriage's picture

There are a lot of charities

There are a lot of charities that would love this... Didn't someone recently post a hospital that was looking for handknit scarf/hat/etc donations?

It's not a knitting boo-boo...it's a donation to someone who will love it and a Mitzvah (good deed).

Bravo!

YugiDean's picture

I have had this problem with

I have had this problem with some variegated yarns in the past. The color combinations look really fun, but then when you actually get part of the way into the pattern, it looks more like someone ate a bunch of crayons, let them digest for a bit, then threw up on a scarf.

I bought some self-striping sock yarn once, and it did NOT self-stripe and it was hideous when worked up. Nasty. In those instances, I say frog it and post it on Ravelry as a trade/sell item. LOL

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" looks more like someone

" looks more like someone ate a bunch of crayons, let them digest for a bit, then threw up on a scarf". ROTFLMAO. I've seen this enough in my own stuff I now have a respecable more subtle approach to verigated yarns.

YugiDean's picture

A P.S. to my comment... I

A P.S. to my comment...

I knitted a scarf with similar color schemes to this...HATED it. Put it up for sale with some other scarves I'd knitted in a local coffee store, and the unsavory scarf was literally second to sell. You can imagine my shock. So you could also finish it and try selling it. ;-)

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QueerJoe's picture

I'd be interested to find

I'd be interested to find out the gauge of the stitches. The yarn is quite beautiful and from the picture you posted, the scarf is very nice looking.

I agree with ripping out the offensive scarf and using the yarn for something else.

AdrianG's picture

Well it looks a bit intense

Well it looks a bit intense close-up... but do the colours blend in the eye from a distance -- like a Pointillist painting? Whats the style of the scarf??

Why don't you frog it? I'm just about to do that with a garment that just doesn't fit properly.