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All done! knit in a 2*2 rib, washed, and blocked (because of the ribbing)
Used:
Yarn- Mission Falls 1824 Wool 100% merino superwash
3 balls in Ink purchased for $5.80 each from LYS = 255 yards
Needles - Addi Turbo #8 16 inch circulars (from LYS)
Finished size - approx 60" * 4"

Process:
Cast on 32 stitches using long tail cast on.
Knit all three balls of yarn in 2*2 knit rib after having a minor panic and visiting the LYS for some advice.
Bind off.
Weave in ends.
Tuck in a sweater bag and pop it into washer on delicate cycle, warm water, and woolite. Remember, superwash wool is more washer friendly than normal wool.
Blocked by folding it up and tugging to make the ribbing wider. (thin scarves look a bit girly to me)
Snip off loose ends that have now been "washed in" a bit so hopefully they'll stay better.

Knit Vibes (watched while knitting)
Lain DVD's 1-4 (okay. cute hats)
How to Deal (sorry jay, girly vibe scarf)
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (not as bad as the reviews said)
Azumanga Daioh DVD 1 (kitty!)
Agent Cody Banks 2 (not as good as the first one)
Madlax Ep 14
--yes, this scarf has lamentable taste in movies.

Opinion-
I like how it turned out! While I'm not sure it's long enough (it's long enough on me but jay is quite a bit taller than me) the washed yarn gives off this great luster and shine. While outdoors it proclaims "I am high quality!" with the sheen high quality wool has. I was worried it wouldn't be soft but definitely soft enough to wear next to your skin after washing. If I would change anything, I'd have made it a wider rib in the first place, perhaps cast on 44, so I wouldn't have to block it wider and thrown in another ball of yarn to make it longer, too. I wouldn't have guessed that I'd need another ball of yarn, but this was my first experience with rib stitch.

And no, it's not purple. In fact, while indoors it looks like black. It's a combo of the flash and my webpage color. It was meant to be a dark blue and is a dark blue. Jay said he liked navy blue better than royal blue (or was it that he didn't know what color royal blue was?).

2 Comments

uh, jay's not that much taller than you! looks nice

Define that much. He's defintely taller than I am by a couple inches.

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