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« on: November 26, 2007 11:38:54 PM »

I saw this scarf and it was something I had to make because it just wouldn't be winter if I didn't knit myself a gaudy pink scarf:


Does anyone know what stitch it is, or if there's a stitch similar that would produce the same effect?
Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007 12:28:23 AM »

Doesn't look to me like any fancy stitch - though the way it is hanging it is difficult to 'read'. It looks like a k2 with a yo in between, on very large needles, so the stitch would be something like:
Cast on an even number of stitches
right side: k2, *yo, k2tog k1* across
wrong side: p across

I worked up a small swatch and that looks about right.

« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007 12:35:56 AM »

Thank you very much!

This *may* be a dumb question, but what is yo?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007 12:49:25 AM »

Oops! I should have been more specific. Open work like you see between the knit rows is the most basic lace - which is created by doing a "yarn over" or yo - when you throw your yarn over the needle and don't do anything with it. If you don't then decrease a stitch (which you do in this case by knitting 2 together -k2tog - then you will have added a stitch. But if you match the yarn over with a k2tog, you don't change the number of stitches and create a lacy effect.

So, when you are knitting, you bring your yarn up like you were going to purl, but you don't - you then knit the next 2 together - so since you have added one with the yo and decreased one with the k2tog, you are equal!

YO when purling is a horse of a different color, you have to actually wrap the yarn around the needle, so most YO will be on the knit side, in my experience.

Hope this helps!

Big yarn, big needle - should be a fast knit!

« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2007 04:39:30 AM »

Do you think size 35 needles will work fine?
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007 10:18:33 AM »

There are actually more helpful pictures here.

The other pictures show that it's probably *k2, yo* k2. (WS: *p2, yo,* p2).

A thick yarn paired with your 35s will probably duplicate the effect.

« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2007 11:22:15 AM »

You'd have to have a dec in there or else it would be increasing sts and make a triangle. Now if it's a k2 yo, k2, etc on one row, then work all the stitches in stockinette for the length, and drop the st that was a YO so it ladders down - that I could see.

« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2007 01:02:38 PM »

 That looks a bit like a Brioche type rib to me.  Just another thought.
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2007 04:19:58 PM »

That looks a bit like a Brioche type rib to me.  Just another thought.

Me, too. Like the one used in Malagaiter.

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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2007 05:31:11 PM »

Here is another scarf with open work, if you want any option: http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/scarves/cameo-faggotst-scarf.html
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