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Just finished!  
   This is a slightly modified version of the Desert Winds Triangle Scarf by Jess Coppom found on Ravelry.  I love this pattern.  It is fun to work, and I have adapted it several times to use yarn and thread that has been lingering in my bin.  This one came out beautifully.
   I used a left over ball of #1 weight acrylic/cotton yarn that has a gradient color shift, with leftover balls of cotton/linen yarn #2 weight held together, and a J hook.  The yarns have lost their labels so I can't be more specific.

   I love the color shift the lavender, green and turquoise #2 yarns give, and the variation of the repeating gradient color of the #1 yarn.  
   I modified the beginning by working the stitches of the first row into a magic circle to make a fat pointed end to the scarf, and ended by drawing all the stitches of the last row together into a fat point, by working a dc decrease across all stitches of the last row.
   It drapes beautifully, and is perfect for spring weather.
   I encourage everyone to experiment with changing up gauge, and yarn on any pattern that need not be a particular size.  You can always change hook size, work more rows, or change decreases/increases to every other row, and so on to get the dimensions you want.  
   Relax and have fun gathering a collection of compatible yarn colors, and jump in...the worst that can happen is to frog it out and try another way.  I learn new combinations, and possibilities every time I do this. So give it a try make a surprise for yourself using up odd bits of yarn in creative ways.

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