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judie
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Posted - 12/31/2004 :  07:34:02 AM  Show Profile Send judie a Private Message
Hi! As you can tell I'm new here and am so eager to share! I've been knitting for many years, but have stopped for awhile and was doing needlepoint.(Still at times I will pick it up). I've made about 35 scarves since Sept. gave some as gifts and sold many. I usually go to Michael's for my yarn, and buy the Fun Fur (which I am so tired of using) and other yarns from Lion's Brand. I also made a beautiful scarf using Paton's Divine and mixed it with a baby yarn.I knitted the entire scarf and added fringes. My question is...What can I make that is easy, fast and cost effective to sell for the Spring? Can I still make scarves and what kind? Thanks so much!!! I would like patterns that I don't have to think about or even look at while I'm knitting and watching TV.

Diva Ree
Gabber Extraordinaire

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Posted - 12/31/2004 :  08:06:33 AM  Show Profile Send Diva Ree a Private Message
Are you tired of Fun Fur because of the colors? There are substitutions that are only a dollar or two more, but you usually get more yarn in the ball...like Berroco Sizzle, Schachenmayr Brazilia, Stylecraft Eskimo, etc. If you want less fullness and longer lashes, try Berroco Plume, Trendsetter Eyelash, Plymouth Colorlash, etc. You can get a lot of mileage out of something like Trendsetter Aura, and the sparkle is great for dressy events (weddings, class reunions, prom)...just make it long and wear the tails in the back with a gown.

For Spring, there are tons of options. Switch to cottons and use more tape yarns or ribbon yarns to avoid cooking people in the summer. Make an I-cord out of something soft and fuzzy, and wear it as a lariat necklace...you can add thin tassels too. Instead of making triangle scarves for the neck, make them to fit as a sarong. Long, skinny scarves can be used as a sash. Lacey/airy scarves are perfect for warmer temps.
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judie
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Posted - 12/31/2004 :  08:23:42 AM  Show Profile Send judie a Private Message
Thanks! Can you give me a pattern for the sash or what kind of yarn and brand do I use? I love the way the funfur looks, but I see so many people wearing it, I like to see unique scarves.
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Diva Ree
Gabber Extraordinaire

537 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2004 :  11:21:27 AM  Show Profile Send Diva Ree a Private Message
I just wing it for scarves and sashes. Sometimes I use a pattern for inspiration, but you know how it is when you start knitting something and you don't like the way it's working up with the yarn you picked. I shop the LYS for yarns I like together and play around with them until I come up with something I like.
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achrisvet
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Posted - 01/01/2005 :  09:45:08 AM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
You also have to be careful with copyrighted patterns. Withmany if not all of them it is a copyright violation to make items for sale. Others here no more about that than I do, but the subject has come up.

For scarves you can get any stitch dictionary, pick out a stitch , add a garter or seed stitch border and just start knitting. Somewhere there's a list of the reversible patterns in Barbara Walker's books. Then it's your design and you don'thave to worry about whether it's OK to sell it.

Anita

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