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I’m a fairly new knitter still, just hats and scarves so far, so I’m still learning a lot. My latest learning is the difference between self-striping yarn and variegated or hand painted yarn. I finished my scarf out of Felici Dakota and guess what…it's self stripes! I’ve had everyone from my Dad to the receptionist at the dermatologist ask me “how does it do that?”

Felici, of course, is a sock yarn, but I’m not up to socks yet—I think my scarf shows off the beauty of Felici nicely. Let me also swoon about how soft Felici is—I’ll put it this way, it is soft enough that I’m making a scarf out of it for myself that I’ll actually wear around my bare neck. At 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon, it’s a perfect combination of luxury and practicality.

The pattern I used is the “Pink Lady” scarf by Ilga Leja. I didn’t want it as wide as the pattern called for, so I did only 3 x’s across instead of 5. After you knit horizontally, then you go back and pick up stitches and knit vertically to form a frame all the way around. I just love how the personality of Felici changed for the border, making it complimentary.

I'm picking out outfits, just to find more excuses to wear my scarf.

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Comment by MTknitter on January 4, 2009 at 11:45am
I made these covertible mittens out of the Dakota sock yarn. They are so soft. I too would like to know how many skeins of yarn are needed to make the beautiful scarf.
Comment by MTknitter on January 4, 2009 at 11:40am

Comment by Phyllis Edinberg on January 2, 2009 at 1:40pm
Hi MarciH,
Love your scarf out of self striping sock yarn. How creative of you. That's what knitters do. Please tell me how many skeins of Dakota you used for the scarf. I think my daughter-in-law will love it - and I may try a hat to match. It's such a pretty pattern.
I thought I sent you this question yesterday, but this commenting on a blog thing is new to me, and I must have lost it somehow/somewhere.
If you could answer please, I'd like to get the Dakota before they sell out. Thanks.
Comment by Prairiepaintbrush on December 5, 2008 at 7:19pm
That is gorgeous! I think you need to send Ilga a link, because your scarf is prettier than hers! ;)
Comment by crochetqueen on November 29, 2008 at 7:40am
I like the colr yarn you chose to make your scarf. piking out outfits just so you can wear the scarf sounds like something I'd do myself. Actually, i've done just that. What usually happens is I'll go to the yarn store for one color yarn and something else jumps out at me screaming for me to buy it and take it home. Most of the time, I can't resist and wind up buying it. That's how my stash has gotten to the point of where it is now. Anyway, you can never have too much yarn, right? : )

Comment by DeborahC on November 26, 2008 at 3:48pm
I really like your scarf but I can't find the pattern - “Pink Lady” scarf by Ilga Leja. Where can I find it?
Comment by MTknitter on October 31, 2008 at 6:57pm
What size needles did you use and how many stitches did you need to cast on in order to get only three "x"s?
Comment by JoeyC on October 21, 2008 at 5:27pm
I ordered the pattern, also, but only because I saw your scarf. What a clever idea to use the yarn you did. It's stunning!
Comment by MarciH on October 16, 2008 at 8:41am
Thanks Robin! I'm going to forward your comment to my boss :)!!
Comment by Smiles on October 16, 2008 at 6:20am
Loved your scarf so much I ordered the pattern and joined the KW community. Thanks, Robin

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