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Topic: Three yellow scarves for His Majesty the King of Thailand  (Read 2111 times)
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« on: November 25, 2007 07:14:22 PM »

No, not for him personally! A group started a drive to get scarves knitted/crocheted for the soldiers on the front lines - in yellow because that is the King's color (he was born on Monday and yellow is the color for Monday) - and they will be presented to the King on the occasion of his 80th birthday (December 5) before being sent out. They mandated 10" wide and 60" long - which I thought was a bit wide, but never mind. I did three in the name of our department and here they are:

the first two are the same pattern - I was kind of trying something out in the first one, liked it and decided to make it reversible in the second one. So they are the same pattern, but in a different yarn (sport weight vs. worsted weight?). The third one is "my so-called scarf" in what used to be called fingering (don't know what it is called now).

Here is a closeup of the stitch for #1 and #2:

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007 07:34:17 PM »

very nice!
did you come up with that stitch on the first two?
great job!
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007 07:41:33 PM »

That stitch on the first two scarves is really pretty.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2007 08:36:33 PM »

Those are beautiful!  I love the story behind them; what a great cause! 

« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007 09:19:49 PM »

what is that stitch that you used for the first two? i LOVE it

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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2007 11:09:05 PM »

I should have explained the stitch on the first two ... I was going to do the faux cable on three stitches where you knit in the third stitch from the needle and then the first and then the second - but I thought, let's try something different so, I did. It was really fun to do.

The reversible one is cast on a number of stitches that is divisible by 3 (personally I prefer reversible scarves).
I did a garter stitch edging - 3 rows, but it turned out wider than the pattern row, so not sure how I'd fix that...
Pattern rows:
Row 1: k3 (for the border), *k in third st from needle, then 2nd, then first, then slip all three off at once, p3*
repeat across, ending with k3 for the border

Row 2: same as Row 1 on the k and p stitches

Row 3: k the k stitches, p the p stitches

Row 4: Same as row 3

Essentially you do the twist on two rows (front and back) and then no twist for 2 rows.

The first scarf was the twist on three stitches with 2 purl between them, but I really liked the look of the second (reversible) one better.

Repeat these rows.

Thanks for looking and liking! I put all my Christmas gifting aside to do it because of the meaning behind it ... have met others on the bus doing it too, which made it even neater! And one girl actually sat beside me and asked "Are you knitting that for the king?" and in English (which was surprising) - which was really special because she didn't automatically assume that a foreigner wouldn't be knitting it for the king!

Oh - just thought I'd add, that I always think of it as "3-2-1 stitch" - helps remember the order you do the 3 stitches in!
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2007 07:00:39 AM »

thanks so much for the stitch pattern!

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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2007 10:05:52 AM »

All three look absolutely gorgeous! And thanks for the stitch pattern - I may have to try that one out!

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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2007 11:15:09 AM »

How lovely!!
Thanks for the stitch pattern - it's really pretty.
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