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tinafish
« on: October 12, 2004 04:46:31 PM »

so i'm a little nervous to post, but was so proud that i finished my first scarf! it was a gift to my sister. i used size 13 needles for really thin yarn and came up with this holey scarf. i'm not good at the verbage just yet...but i know i knit one row and purled one row. i taught myself how to knit in one day from the stitch and bitch book so i highly recommend it to those who are learning or would like to learn. it was a lot of fun.  Grin

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don't mind the unfinish ends  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2004 04:48:05 PM »

very cute! is it knitted in a circle? or just kinda rolled up?
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2004 05:06:28 PM »

Super cayoot!  Tis the season for scarves...woohoo!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2004 05:40:27 PM »

Good for you!! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2004 05:51:05 PM »

You're doing great. I just love it when people compliment me on something I'm wearing  and I can proudly say, "I made it!" Of course, today I was wearing a poncho and my friend was so impressed but I had to fess up that I got it from Ross for $10!

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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2004 06:12:47 PM »

Great job!  Your stockinette stitch is sooooo much neater than mine was when I started knitting.  You look like a pro!
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tinafish
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2004 07:02:09 PM »

thank you everyone so much! i can't wait to make another one!

very cute! is it knitted in a circle? or just kinda rolled up?

it's actually just kinda curled up. i know there are techniques to keep it from doing that but for this one scarf, it doesn't look too bad.  Smiley thanks again everyone for the nice comments!
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2004 10:36:58 PM »

That's pretty cool.....I wonder what made it do that, Huh  I wish my scarves would do that  Angry
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2004 04:04:15 PM »

That's pretty cool.....I wonder what made it do that, Huh  I wish my scarves would do that  Angry

it just happens naturally if you're knitting one row and purling the next. one of the craftsters once told me that it's because when you knit it's looser than when you purl so it causes it to pull the front towards the back on the ends and makes it curl. it's something most people tend to avoid cuz it can be annoying when you've spent so much time making it "x" inches wide and it comes up half of that because it's all tube-like..hahah.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2004 04:07:01 PM »

I am much better at crocheting, and it takes me forever to purl, plus I always forget if I am supposed to be knitting hte row I am on, or purling, I may just have to try this though, because I really like it's tube-iness.
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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2004 04:15:02 PM »

oh man what a breath of fresh air... no offense but I love this thread for 2 reasons:
-that is an amazing scarf for a first-timer! yay!
-the messages are so mellow, as opposed to ppl who are like 'omg why didnt you know that 1 row purl 1 row knit is stockinette and it curls up in a tube on its own and that scarf is so simple i couldve made it in 5 min.

I applaud you for learning to KNIT!!!
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2004 10:19:20 PM »

Good work on your first project!!!  That looks really great.  Such neat stitches.  I really like the yarn too.  what did you use? 

BTW if you want to keep stocking stitch (knit one side purl the other) from curling there are a few things you can do to prevent it or at least keep it to a minimum:
-do 2-3 rows garter stitch (knit both right and wrong sides) and then start on your stocking stitch. 
-when working stocking stitch knit the first and last stitch of the purl side row (also known as a selvedge stitch if you are going to be piecing together a sweater or something).  You can do more knit stitches on the purl side too, this will give you 2 stitches garter stitch, then your stocking stitch, then 2 stitches garter stitch-- which sometimes looks interesting.
-at the end, do 2-3 rows garter stitch (whatever you did at the beginning)

But, all that said, I really do like the way it curled into a tube, so ignore the above if you want to do that again!  happy accidents are the best types of projects I think!

Keep stitching and post more of your projects when you get them done!
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2004 08:12:46 AM »

Good work on your first project!!!  That looks really great.  Such neat stitches.  I really like the yarn too.  what did you use? 

BTW if you want to keep stocking stitch (knit one side purl the other) from curling there are a few things you can do to prevent it or at least keep it to a minimum:
-do 2-3 rows garter stitch (knit both right and wrong sides) and then start on your stocking stitch. 
-when working stocking stitch knit the first and last stitch of the purl side row (also known as a selvedge stitch if you are going to be piecing together a sweater or something).  You can do more knit stitches on the purl side too, this will give you 2 stitches garter stitch, then your stocking stitch, then 2 stitches garter stitch-- which sometimes looks interesting.
-at the end, do 2-3 rows garter stitch (whatever you did at the beginning)

But, all that said, I really do like the way it curled into a tube, so ignore the above if you want to do that again!  happy accidents are the best types of projects I think!

Keep stitching and post more of your projects when you get them done!


thanks for the tip! i'll be sure to try that out soon. yea, i didn't mind too much on this one that it ended up curling because it was a thin enough scarf so it looked okay. thanks again for your help. i love knitting now! i've broaden my horizons on so many crafts...it's great fun! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2004 08:41:37 AM »

I completley love that colorway! This scarf looks great. I'm really amazed that it was your first project. Wow!
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2004 06:15:23 PM »

wow, very good! i love the colors.
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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2004 05:33:59 PM »

I wish my first kntting project turned out that awesome...
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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2004 09:07:22 PM »

how did you do so good on your first scarf  Huh Huh Huh? Mine was terrible with the most basic stich and holes everywhere and I wasn't counting the stiches. It was terrible!
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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2004 12:05:17 AM »

Wow, that was your FIRST scarf?  My first scarf ended up looking like world's biggest (and ugliest) potholder!  Yay for you - you should be really proud!
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