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  the beaverslide scarf comes to fruition
the time has come for the unveiling of the scarf. i finished this last weekend, but haven't gotten the time to put a post up about it until now.

this scarf was a great experience from beginning to end. I loved the materials - working with them made the whole project enjoyable (even despite the monotany of scarf-knitting). the stripes spiced it up a bit, and the colors were so good i never got sick of looking at them. i have had my 1x1 ribbing fill for a while, but i never got overly tired of it.

so here it is - the completed piece:

Beaverslide Scarf Complete 1

the scarf is pretty long. my general rule for length: make the scarf a few inches longer than the height of the recipient. in this case, the scarf measures about 6 feet 2 inches and is to me, the perfect length. please observe below:

Beaverslide Scarf Complete 2

i handwashed the piece in the sink with eucalan and then did a follow up wash with some mild hair conditioner (a great little trick) and it softened right up. wrapped multiple times, it is very warm and fits the new york winter very well, especially through the blizzard on sunday.

the specifics:

materials: beaverslide dry goods worsted wool/mohair blend (90% merino/10%mohair) in colors "mink" and "mallard"
needles: US 8 bamboo 10" straight needles
pattern: my "own." its a 1x1 reversible ribbing with a slip stitch border. i cast on 41 sts.

i kind of feel like knitting another scarf....


It's beautiful!! I love the colors!!

Your scarf is gorgeous, I love it! The colors carried up the sides looks perfect too. I totally need to knit one of these...

Great scarf! It is very cleanly knit, looks very professional and not "handmade" at all. (I mean that in a good way) I'm impressed.

Wow! That color combo is one of my absolute favs. Your scarf is amazing! ...And I agree, it looks so dang professional. The perfect scarf.

the colours are absolutely brilliant. i love it!

Lovely rustical!

Beautiful scarf! That yarn looks absolutely scrumptious. I really like the color combination. It does look like you bought it at some fancy store.

I'll be stopping by more often.

Fabulous scarf. I love the colors. I've been hearing alot about Beaverslide yarn and was thinking of trying some for Rogue.

Hey, thanks for the tip on knitting cables without cable needle....however, to be honest, I've actually figured it out myself some time ago in my head, but haven't tried it. I mean, if one understands the logic of cables, then it's actually really easy.

Anyhow, I tried to do it and it worked. At first glance it seems kinda untidy...but it actually worked and I can't see any differences at all. Thanks again!!

this scarf is just perfect...simple idea but exemplary execution. perfect yarn and colours chosen.
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