I got a lot of stuff done while my lappy was gone. I finished this scarf and I finished my sooper sekret knitting twice. Yes, twice. I had to frog and start over after I finished. Luckily it went insanely fast the second time.

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My scarf turned out well. I like how bias knits and knits with unusual construction seem to work up faster because they don’t look quite right until they’re done.

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It’s the perfect length to tuck into jackets. It’s also cozy, colorful, and soft.

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I used less than 3 balls of Crystal Palace Taos yarn and 4.5 mm needles. I cast on 3, increased on each edge until I had 45, and then increased on one edge and decreased on the other until the long side was the length I wanted. After that I decreased on each edge until I was down to 3 again. Simple but interesting.

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The only weird thing about this project was how the stripes worked up. All of my yarn alleged that it was from the same dyelot, but I still ended up with three distinct striping patterns. Ball #1 had the first and the second striping patterns. Ball # 2 was only the first striping pattern. Ball #3 was the third striping pattern. I’ve only used this yarn before in one skein projects but I had never run across so many knots and general strangeness as I did with these balls. The scarf isn’t bad looking and the different striping patterns are kind of fun because they’re pretty subtle. I just will be careful if I ever decide to buy this yarn again.

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