Thursday, February 08, 2007

Throw Some Confetti My Way!

It's done and it's almost ready to wear finally. I seamed like the wind last night on the poker scarf and got it all tassled and everything. I just hit one small snag...the pattern rolls since seaming made it into a tube. It doesn's roll up, but rather the colorwork will rotate to the side and frankly, I don't like this at all. It's supposed to be flat after all.

Enter the quick solution. This is what's great about tubes, you can hide ends in them. What I did was take little pieces of gray yarn and slip them through both layers and tie them in a knot in the back. Then I threaded the ends into the center of the scarf and you can't even tell. This will keep it from taking any other shape aside from flat and it makes the colorwork really pop out in my opinion. You can't even see the knot on the scarf's back, so all is well. I don't know if there is any other way to get this thing to work without doing that. Anyone have any suggestions about that?

It has very short fringe by the way since I didn't think DBF would like really long dangly things on his scarf. The fringe is about 2 inches. in red, black, and gray alpaca. Have I mentioned that I love how this scarf turned out?

Knit on...


ReBelle said...

It looks fabulous!!!!

ericah64 said...