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craftymodster
« on: November 23, 2004 12:10:03 PM »

My holiday knitting frenzy spawned this manly-ish scarf!


I'm a tad bit pleased with myself on how it turned out (which is very unusual...Me?  Happy with a project?):


Here's one more....a closer view at the stripe-age:


This was completely simple & was cool to see the stripes stripe in a vertical direction.
I wanted something that looked manly like for my step-pop, thus my color choices.

This is what I did (fyi):

Yarn:  Brown Sheeps' 'Lamb's Pride', Worsted.  Four skeins in assorted colors.
Needles: 11US...circs are best due to the size.
The Easy-Breezy Info: I basically Cast On 200 stitches (fairly relaxed/not tight).  Knit every row (garter).  I did a random stripe pattern mixing up my four colors, knitting 2 rows 1 color, then knitting 4 rows the next color, 2, 4, 2, 4, etc...  I ended up knitting approximately 50 rows, then binding off, which gave me a total width of about 8-1/2", length = approx. 64".

Of course, you can choose ANY color(s), do ANY random stripe pattern you can think of, and make the total width smaller (or larger if you want, but I thought mine turned out to be as wide as I would actually want a scarf to ever be.  That's just me), cast on less/more stitches, etc & etc.

It turned out fairly soft, which I adore, as former Lamb's Pride scarves I've knit up seemed a bit stiff.

That's it.  I'm done.

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zephren
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2004 12:12:22 PM »

Ive always wondered how theses scarves are done.... so you knit them longways, instead of shortways. .... does that even make sense?
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craftymodster
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2004 12:19:45 PM »

Ive always wondered how theses scarves are done.... so you knit them longways, instead of shortways. .... does that even make sense?

That's it, Zephren.  Exactly!  It's a bit odd, but seems to work either way.
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pamanda
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2004 12:28:52 PM »

I am curious, is that a "scratchy scarf?" Like does the wool itch? I love how you did the colors! Great job!
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zephren
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2004 12:40:46 PM »

Fine wools do not itch. Some are a little corser than others, but it is a myth that wool is itchy. Gi check out the selection at your local yarn store, I think you will be surprised at the products & variety.
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2004 12:41:51 PM »

that is very nice! I myself, being a girl, would even love to wear that manly-MAN scarf. I like!
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2004 12:46:41 PM »

i love long-ways scarves.  they seem to go so much faster for some reason.  beautiful color-way.
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2004 12:49:26 PM »

Fine wools do not itch. Some are a little corser than others, but it is a myth that wool is itchy.
Actually, it depends - some people are slightly allergic, so all wool is itchy to them (not allergic enough to break out in a rash, but enough that they're always irritated).  And wool is always itchy to me if it's too warm when I'm wearing it.  I didn't much like wool when I lived in Southern California.  But I love it now that I live in Canada.
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2004 01:49:30 PM »

i really like the random colours on fixed width stripes! very nicely done, modster!

i think length-wise scarves knit up faster too. turning rows can really slow you down! i usually find circular knitting faster for the same reason. (but, wider rows are worse to rip back... conundrum).
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emling
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2004 02:21:10 PM »

Fantastic color choice--I like the fact that the colors are muted, but interesting.  I always make my man stuff in navy, grey, and brown, then later think--why are his clothes so boring??--oh, right.  Because I chose boring colors.

I also like the way garter stitch looks going the longways.  Nice job!
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