Finished Object: Chevron Scarf

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Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Super Sock Merino Yarn
Inspiration: Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Needles:
Size 5
Yardage: 3/4 balls of two distinctly different colors
Modifications: None, except the finished scarf is not 77″
Enjoyment Factor:
6.5 – Loved the scarf but this was a slogfest after awhile

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The Good:

  • Sale yarn – This scarf only cost me $10.00 instead of the $40.00 it would of at full price for the yarn. This yarn was acquired during the Banana Berry liquidation sale back in February. I had just seen the scarfalong started by dogged and knottybits and just knew this yarn would be perfect for the scarf.
  • This yarn is super soft so it works perfectly around my neck

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  • It was a good project to have on the needles so that I had something to work on in between projects.
  • I loved the surprise of the color changes as well as how wonderfully these very different yarns worked together

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  • I also love the reverse side of this scarf. It is as beautiful, if not more so, than the front

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The Bad:

  • OMG!!!! This thing took F-O-R-E-V-E-R!!!! The pattern calls for this scarf to be 77″ long. Man was a cocky when I started this scarf. I didn’t understand how anyone could become tired of this scarf. Boy was I wrong!!! By the time I finally decided to end the misery my love was replaced by a manic need to get rid of it off my WIP list. The funny part was that when I finally decided to finish the scarf I was already at 77″ or there about.
  • Can’t really say it is bad, but when I blocked the scarf it grew significantly from the 77″ finished size to a whopping 90″ long !! It wraps a lot and still has some over hang. It is just a note to self that if I had wanted this to be 77″ it would have been disappointing. But who can be disappointed at a scarf

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The Ugly:

  • What the hell am I going to do with the leftovers? This is probably the worst part about stash busting. Having leftover stash yarn.  The point is to rid yourself of the guilt of having stashed it in the first place.  I don’t even know how much it is but it looks significant. Baby booties maybe??  Sad part is…I don’t really like knitting for babies.  Oh well, what else can I do with it?

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Knit Time: February 28 – April 23

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12 thoughts on “Finished Object: Chevron Scarf

  1. That is an awesome scarf…

    I also have a problem w/ leftovers. I was thinking of making a blanket of leftovers for my dog. He doesn’t care about colors just that it’s warm…
    lol

  2. Beautiful scarf. I just recently finished mine too I never thought it would take so long either. I stopped knitting mine at 69″ and that was more than long enough. I really don’t like extra long scarves. You could knit a headband out of the leftover yarn, also handwarmers?

  3. The scarf is beautiful!!! I really need to make me a Chevron Scarf too! But I have held back because I worried about what you mentioned–the time. For a scarf. But it really is lovely.

  4. Gorgeous! I love the color combo–and what a bargain on the yarn! for the leftovers…hmm, maybe knit up some little lacy bookmarks to include if you ever give books as gifts?

  5. Beautiful job on the scarf! I’m bad about leftovers too, so I don’t have any great ideas. I do like the suggestion of bookmarks–maybe itty bitty chevron scarves as bookmarks?

  6. Love your scarf. It’s a super yummy colour combination, so fresh and pretty, suits you well! Mine got longer than required, too. The blocking brought so much more of length… oh, and I agree about the back side: Even more beautiful than the front. The colours do blend so beautiful.

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