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Posted on 2009.24.04 at 09:58


try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-04-24 23:47 (UTC) ()
This scarf is as long as the quote, so it has a finite size. I thought about DK, too, because it would be lighter, especially if I end up making a back. I have to do a bunch of calculations to figure out how long it is. My Google-fu is failing at finding anyone actually making this scarf, so I'll have to figure it out with a calculator. Grr.

I'll want a yarn that's washable, probably, so a superwash Merino or something like that (which I'm not sure is available in DK, but I'll check).

I'd rather have extra than not enough, so I'll probably go with two skeins of each if I can't figure it out specifically.

newleaf31 at 2009-04-25 00:21 (UTC) ()
Well, of course the PATTERN has a finite size based on the length of the quote. But the thickness of your yarn also makes a big difference (as does the needle size). This pattern knit in DK will probably be at least five or six inches shorter than this pattern knit in worsted. Standard length for a scarf is 70". The picture looks like worsted to me. You can find superwash merinos in DK, but it's difficult; you might opt for an acrylic blend if you're looking for something affordable. Hard to find a lot of natural fibers that are machine-washable.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-04-25 03:20 (UTC) ()
Hmm. Then I probably will do the worsted. Because it should be longer, I think.
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