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« on: November 17, 2004 07:31:21 PM »

Ok, I've never Knit-a-long yet, but I'm sick of garter stitch scarves and I'm practicing my purl because I desparately need to make some Christmas gifts (several 'girly' scarves, two 'manly' scarves and two 'little kid-ish' scarves) so I'd like some ideas and encouragement...anyone in the same boat?
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dansk
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2004 08:01:42 PM »

I'm making scarves too. The first one I used garter stitch and I was so bored! The second one I made, I crocheted using the single crochet-chain one technique and now I am back to knitting. This time I am using a knit 2 purl 2 ribbing and alternating between two colors of chocolate brown for wide stripes. I really like how it looks. I am tempted to  throw in some pink, but it is for a guy.

I always convince myself garter stitch is faster, but I find that knit-purl actually goes faster for me. Next one I do will be a seed stitch, haven't decided on the color yet.

This weekend my mom is going to help me with one of these knitted Hallowig's for a friend who is a hairstylist, http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATThallowig.html.

Good luck with your scarves!
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2004 07:22:55 PM »

Oh man, as a poor college student, I decided this year to make presents for everybody instead of actually buying things  Tongue
Anyway, I am making a scarf now with cranberry wool-ease yarn (not the fanciest, but hey, I like it) and sz. 13 needles.  Im actually knitting stockinette with a garter border, and every so often adding like 4 rows of garter so its like different sized boxes along the length of the scarf.  Its coming out pretty neat, if I say so myself!  There is also a really cool scarf in s'nbn with garter and stockinette, of course i dont remember the name, but it looks like its a basket weave or something.
Also, this is a great site for making fairly quick hats if you are craving variety:  http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel181746&catid=cat356

Somebody on here gave me that link a while back, I dont know who it was, but thanks, because it was ever so helpful.

Good luck!  Hope I gave you some ideas.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2004 10:17:58 PM »

Thanks for the link-I love it! Tonight I knit fingerless gloves for a friend (to match a scarf I already gave her) and was looking for a hat pattern that was simple.  I'll post pictures when I finish up the set.
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2004 07:56:23 AM »

I am furiously knitting also - 2 scarves, 2 hats, at least two felted bags, and a pair of baby Uggs for my niece!

I'm practicing my cabling - for my brother, this scarf:

http://www.yarnagogo.com/good_ole_cabled_scarf/ in grey alpaca from Elann.com.

For my dad:

http://www.helloyarn.com/irishhikingcarf.htm in off-white Zara wool, also from Elann.com.

I'm doing a Sophie bag for my sister-in-law which I plan to embellish with a flower or two, and I'm going to adapt that pattern or design my own for a striped bag for my friend Michelle. Two basic hats for a couple of guy friends, both done in Manos De Uruguay wool. And the baby Uggs will be bright pink - I'll start those today as soon as I buy the right needles - for some reason I have no fives!

Wow, looking at it all written down - that's a lot of knitting to do in the next three weeks!
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2004 11:34:31 AM »

I'm envisioning this teeny Uggs.....if you don't mind me asking - is it a pattern or something of your own creation.

Please share Smiley

I'm knitting socks for my neice and nephew, so far....a hat for one of my guy friends....and my never ending knitted doll.

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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2004 12:34:31 PM »

The baby Uggs are from the DIYnet show "Knitty Gritty" and the pattern is available on http://www.diynet.com.

There is a great thread about them here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=14033.0

And I just found a pair of size five needles so the booties are underway!
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2004 06:41:54 AM »

AWESOME THANKS!!!

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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2004 11:52:05 PM »

I'm working on scarves as well. Right now I'm working on a black & red stripped garter stitch scarf. I have 2 others I need to finish (a white & 2 shades of red - candy cane scarf) and a (white, brown, and pink - neopolitan scarf). More pictures when I start to work on the other scarves.
   So I'm knittingalong with all of you! Good luck to everyone and their projects!
 

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dansk
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2004 12:19:58 AM »

Thanks for posting the links Dramageek. Those are really nice! I haven't tried knitting a cable, but I have been itching to learn.

I just finished my brown scarf and made another one out of some granny squares I had sitting around. I crocheted them together and then added 2 rows of single crochet around the whole thing.

Next on my list is to knit a scarf for my mom with that railroad yarn that is so pretty.

Knit on! Cheesy
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