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« on: August 25, 2007 07:19:50 PM »

To get the waffle-y checkerboard look of this scarf, would I just do alternating knit/purl stitches to get the pattern, or is there some trick?

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2007 07:33:38 PM »

just k and p. Knit 4, p4 for 4 rows. Then p4, k4 for 4 rows. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Of course, you could use multiples of 5, 10 rows, whatever -- however you want the checkerboards to be.
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2007 07:46:58 PM »

wouldn't that be k4,p4 RS: p4,k4 WS for 4 rows then p4,k4 RS: k4,p4 WS (cause it looks like an uneven pattern repeat 5 blocks instead of the 6 done normally)?
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2007 08:18:26 PM »

Thank you both! Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2007 08:44:11 PM »

Where did you find that?! I have a weird thing for sheep and NEED that sheep scarf...
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2007 08:52:45 PM »

I love sheep, too! I saw it here: http://www.morehousefarm.com/KnittingKits/Scarves/Sheep/, but, keen as I am on supporting farmers and such, I wasn't about to spend that much on the kit when I could just figure out the pattern and buy cheaper yarn myself--I wanted to make some changes to the pattern and do it in my own colours, anyway. I think I am going to do a charcoal grey fleece with a taupe face, even if that kind of sheep may not actually exist.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2007 12:49:55 AM »

 Shocked

this xmas i'm making shoeboxes filled with goodies for my 4 best friends, one of them with a sheep obsession.

*adds to list of stuff to make for casey*

i bet those would look good in seed stitch too. seed stitch reminds me of a fluffy sheep sometimes for some reason  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2007 01:23:47 AM »

I think there is actually seed stitch in the middle at the part that goes around the neck.

I'm so excited to make one of these, have fun with yours!
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2007 10:39:35 AM »

I think there is actually seed stitch in the middle at the part that goes around the neck.

I think so too. Good call!
And of course seed stitch is 
row 1:k p k p
row 2:p k p k

over and over
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2007 03:09:19 AM »

I saw this a few years ago in one of those small Vogue knitting books for scarves.  I duplicated it in a creamy loopy yarn for the body and black chenille for the head, ears and feet.  I wanted quick results so I crocheted it.  With the yarn I used you couldn't tell if it was knitted or crocheted.  Funny you should bring this up because the first one was for my granddaughter and now I was thinking of doing one!  These are really cute when done.
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