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Shades of Grey Scarf Pattern


jeannestein

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I fell in love with the look of the free pattern on the Red Heart website, Shades of Grey Scarf.  I bought the suggested yarn and using the recommended hook, I am currently hooking this one.  Well, the finished size states, 6" x 84".  Mine is over 200" after completing 2 of the 12 rows.  I am confused and don't know whether the scarf is supposed to be super long and wrap around the shoulders several times, or if I am way off and should just frog it.  Has anyone made this one yet?  Or reading the directions, with a starting chain of 484 on a "L" hook, do you think 84" correct? 

 

Thanks,

Jeanne

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I don't know if this will be any help at all, but the pattern is in the Ravelry listing http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shades-of-grey-4

The links for errata don't seem to be working.

 

Here it is on the designer's blog http://crochetchiq.blogspot.com/2013/01/2013-changes-shades-of-grey.html  where she says she started with 480 chains, each shell uses 4 ch, and there are 40 shells at end of row 1, so the numbers don't add up here either.  She does talk about changing the length to suit.  

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Thanks for the blog link.  I will check that out.  I decided to frog it because it was only supposed to take 2 skeins and be 12 rows.  I used almost 1 skein on just 2 rows, so something is definitely wrong.  I love this yarn, so maybe I will just use it to make a long crescent scarf/shawl.

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Well an L hook seems huge to me for a scarf, but I don't know anything about the yarn.  Are you certain your L hook is 8mm, as the patt says?  I know some of the bigger sizes especially are different mm in different brands.  8mm still seems really big to me though.

 

484 chains is a LOT! But that st count seems right to create 120 shells.

 

 If yours is 200" long, I would think you need to rip out and start again.  I mean, an 80" scarf is quite long, about as long as anything I have ever made.  

 

Do you like the fabric you have made?  if so, start over w/ the same hook and just make fewer chains.  If you don't liek the fabric you've made, try a smaller hook.  

 

Gotta love how they say gauge is not crucial!

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My L hook is 8mm and I have done scarves and cowls with it before with great success.  The photo I think shows the scarf wrapped a few times, especially if it is only 6 inches wide, it must.  I have a feeling now that the typo could be that it should state 184" instead of 84". Anyone else have thoughts on this?

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