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October 23, 2008

My Misti Alpaca scarf, rescued. Plus: Win this yarn or these needles!

Finally I sat down in a quiet place to fix my Misti Alpaca scarf, and I tried weaving in a piece of yarn or loading the stitches on a smaller needle -- really, I did -- but in the end I gave up. This morning on the bus I slowly ripped out the part that I didn't like and it ended up being the perfect thing to do because the yarn is kind of grabby and what with my SupaTight™ knitting, my stitches keep their definition so it all worked out just perfect. I put my stitches back on a needle and away I knitted.

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The middle portion used to be cables, now it's Magic Scarf plus a border of seed stitch which I like much much better:

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I didn't want an entirely seed stitch scarf because I am easily distracted and seed stitch everywhere might make me reach for some self-striping yarn or some other diversionary project. This compromise is perfect -- I got my big wide seed stitch border and in the center pretty blocks of stockinette and reverse stockinette in 6-stitch blocks. For a full explanation of how to make this "magic" pattern, read here.

Do you think this yarn is just the smooshiest prettiest most luxurious yarn ever? IT IS. How about my needles? Are they the loveliest? THEY ARE. And you can enter to win this yarn or these knitting needles right here!

First... From SuperCrafty.com: In these days of cutting back and deprivation, why not treat yourself to the softest yarn, Misti Alpaca chunky? It's like butter! Win 3 skeins of cream colored yarn, enough to make a hat and scarf set. It goes with everything!

One winner will receive three skeins of Misti Alpaca chunky yarn from SuperCrafty.com in the lovely winter white cream color. If you can't wait, click here to see the whole selection of colors. Enter to win right here.

PLUS!!!

Five lucky duck winners will get a set of Knit Picks Harmony Wood straight knitting needles! These are the same needles I'm using for my Misti Alpaca scarf and they are smooth and glossy, warm to the touch and look beautiful. You can see the entire line of Harmony Wood needles here on the Knit Picks website.

Enter to win the drawing here (it's all the same drawing -- there will be six winners, one getting the yarn and five getting knitting needles.) I will pick a winner on Monday night so you have all weekend to enter. One entry per email address. Good luck to all!!

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Posted by laurie at October 23, 2008 9:36 AM