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Saturday, January 5, 2008

A Belated Christmas gift

Here is the Wave Scarf that I am making for my older sister.

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I was hoping to have it finished in time for La Befana, but it doesn't look like it. Why, you ask. Well that's a very good question. The reason being that the pattern called for 6 skeins of the yarn. So when my sister picked out this pattern several months ago, I went ahead and bought the yarn for it.

Then a few nights ago, I was looking up this pattern on Ravelry. Oh, I wish I had checked this pattern there first. Turns out that not a single person who knitted this scarf in the recommended yarn used the recommended amount of yarn. They all used anywhere from 8-10 skeins! YIKERS!!

I finished one skein and I measured the length.... 5". The scarf/shawl pattern says the finished length will be 71". Hmmm... I'm in trouble if I only got 5" from one skein! I had already wound the six skeins using the ball winder, so I couldn't mail them back to Knit Picks. So, I ordered 4 more skeins and I'm praying that some small miracle will happen and those 4 skeins will be the same dye lot as the 6 skeins that I ordered a few months ago. *yeah, Fat chance, I know*

I'll keep you posted.

6 comments:

jusmehere! said...

Good luck! It sure is looking beautiful though. :-)

Valerie said...

That is one hell of a beautiful scarf though!!

Amy said...

The wave scarf is beautiful!

To answer you question from my post on the Stashalong blog ... the Pay It Forward project is something a couple of online friends of mine started doing last year and I joined in. You sign up on someone's blog and they knit you and two other people who signed up something. Then you post about Pay It Forward on your blog, and three people sign up and you make something for each of them. So on and so on down the line. Great fun!

PĂ©itseoga said...

it's beautiful!!
if you have no luck with the 4 extra skeins maybe you could unravel and make it a little narrower? not sure how easy the pattern would be to amend?

Lyn said...

I hope the dye lot matches closely enough - you could always alternate rows of old & new yarn (though that does sound like a major PITA)

It looks great, though!

Liz said...

I love that! I can almost feel the texture of it!

Good luck with it though!!!