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Seed Stitch Cambridge Scarf

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Cambridge Scarf

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Knit Lab: Projects, Patterns & Techniques taught by Stefanie Japel

These essential lessons for new knitters teach you fundamental skills and about basic supplies through step-by-step instruction from designer Stefanie Japel.

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Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Sizing Unisex
Style Traditional, Casual
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What materials did you use? Blackstone Tweed by Berroco Color 2611 - Limerick 1.75 oz. - 50 gram 2 skeins @ 130 yards = 260 yards (almost) 65% wool, 25% Superkid Mohair, 10%Angora Rabbit Hair US size 7 needles (4.5mm)

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What are you most proud of? I just love the classic look of this scarf. The yarn I chose is super light weight yet extremely soft and WARM! I wear this scarf more than any of my others. It looks great just draped over any blouse or sweater. If you get hot it is light enough to roll up and stick in your purse - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Wish I had a dress form to show it off proper ;-)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take care in choosing the right yarn. I'm beginning to learn how important yarn choice is for pattern, stitch definition, warmth, etc. Don't just go by 'looks' - think about why you are making the pattern and who will wear it.

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That looks very good in the yarn. Makes me feel warm and it's freezing here tonight!

01/23/2013 Flag

Beautiful. That yarn sounds great. Your advice is so interesting, because I've often made poor yarn choices that have made projects a lot more frustrating or disappointing than necessary.

01/24/2013 Flag

As the first two commenters have said, your yarn choice fits the pattern very well! This yarn lends itself to create a very pretty fabric and I love the color way mainly because I adore earth tones. Your yarn choice gets its sturdiness from the wool and softness from the mohair and angora. I generally don't care for knitted fabric that has too much of a halo because 1) it obscures the stitch pattern and 2) it makes me itchy just looking a it. In your scarf the yarn and the stitches "play well together". The stitch definition is not as crisp and clean as it would be with, for example, a 100% wool yarn or any blend of fibers without the halo, but the stitch pattern and the yarn you chose aren't fighting one another for "top billing". Very nice job. Your project details offer readers an honest assessment of your scarf and important information to consider when choosing a yarn for any project. Kudos!

05/29/2013 Flag