A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 295,111
Currently Running With Scissors:
731 Guests and 34 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Snake Scarf  (Read 829 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Slim_secret
peek-a-choo
Offline Offline

Posts: 450
Joined: 27-Mar-2006

Make ART not WAR.


View Profile
« on: November 28, 2007 04:46:08 PM »

okay i am going to attempt to make this scarf
ANY PATTERN IDEAS?  Grin



thank you
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Smiles are my weakness,
coincidence that its your annoyance.
syrlig
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007 05:39:26 PM »

What are your skill level? I get a general idea how I would work but I cant give you number of stitches and such, I wing almost everything I do.

Anyway, I would start at the tail and work it in the round. Starting with only three stitches or so and increasing SLOWLY. Im not sure how the yellow ribbons is done, I dont do advanced color, Id just knit a whole row yellow. There is probably someone else who knows Smiley

For the mouth there is two possible ways I can think of;
1)  divide the tube in to equal parts, knit a flap and decrease in the sides so its semi-round. Then knit a oblong yellow piece and sew on.
2) when youre about to start the mouth divide in to, work first part; shortrow (like you would  do a shortrow-sock heel) until you start expanding* and then switch to yellow until you can knit over all stitches again. Change to green and repeat. Then graft the two yellow bits together.

And then crotchet a tongue and sew on. Or do an i-cord, either is good.
Add eyes and tail-beards

Just my two cent Smiley

*let me know if you dont get my point here, I hate overexplaining but I see it might be a bit confusing Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I collect the pieces of insight I find on the street and sew them into a quilt of understanding.
ScotSkipper402
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007 06:03:00 PM »

I'd proceed just as syrlig advised, except I'd start with the head (that way, you know how long the snake can be). Knit 2 semi-round flaps, join and knit in the round on size 6 to 8 needles, switch to DPs when you get to the narrow tail.

The strips look like 1 row contrast, 1 row alternating MC and contrast.

THIS ROCKS   Logged

"For what do we exist, but to laugh at our neighbors and be laughed at in our turn?"

My stash of supplies is now Beyond Life Expectancy. I love personal swaps! http://www.wists.com/redmennis
craftylittlemonkey
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde
Offline Offline

Posts: 5990
Joined: 03-Jun-2006


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007 06:51:19 PM »

i LOVE that! i don't knit but i might try it in crochet.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The bad news: There is no key to happiness.
The good news: It isn't locked.
redwitch
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2007 09:01:55 PM »

I think the yellow stripes might be a bit more complicated than Skipper suggests (maybe  xx
          xxxxx
           xxx
            xx

or something similar) but I think the 2-row version is simpler and will look just as good/snaky.

Have you seen this one?

http://crazycatladymel.livejournal.com/89238.html
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Diana dOr
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2007 09:29:23 PM »

I've done something similar before.
If you do intend to knit I agree to start with an i-cord long enough for the beads (and to knot off after) then stitch into the front and back for increases working in the round for several rows then every other row till desired width. Knit the tube then do a contrast row (to get fancy you can do a crossed bobble or duplicate stitch afterwards) When desired length I agree with syrlig's first suggestion as done in Stitch n' Bitch Nation 'Lator Gator Gloves for gator's mouth.
Easier then it sounds, really.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Knitting is a boon for those of us who are easily bored.  I take my knitting everywhere to take the edge off of moments that would otherwise drive me stark raving mad"
FruityLoops
Location: UK
Offline Offline

Posts: 1992
Joined: 11-Jun-2007

... and that's why I don't like cricket


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2007 04:55:28 AM »

I so wish I could follow a knitting pattern cos that snakey is gooorgeous!  Might have to sew one instead!  Good luck and don't forget to post a piccie when you've made it so we can see how you got on :-D
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Slim_secret
peek-a-choo
Offline Offline

Posts: 450
Joined: 27-Mar-2006

Make ART not WAR.


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007 02:20:30 PM »

thank you  Grin

i started it
and failed

i am an absolute beginner
i passed it on to my friend whose "medium- skilled"


THANK YOU FOR ALL THE ADVICE
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Smiles are my weakness,
coincidence that its your annoyance.
Slim_secret
peek-a-choo
Offline Offline

Posts: 450
Joined: 27-Mar-2006

Make ART not WAR.


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2007 02:33:13 PM »

What are your skill level? I get a general idea how I would work but I cant give you number of stitches and such, I wing almost everything I do.

Anyway, I would start at the tail and work it in the round. Starting with only three stitches or so and increasing SLOWLY. Im not sure how the yellow ribbons is done, I dont do advanced color, Id just knit a whole row yellow. There is probably someone else who knows Smiley

For the mouth there is two possible ways I can think of;
1)  divide the tube in to equal parts, knit a flap and decrease in the sides so its semi-round. Then knit a oblong yellow piece and sew on.
2) when youre about to start the mouth divide in to, work first part; shortrow (like you would  do a shortrow-sock heel) until you start expanding* and then switch to yellow until you can knit over all stitches again. Change to green and repeat. Then graft the two yellow bits together.

And then crotchet a tongue and sew on. Or do an i-cord, either is good.
Add eyes and tail-beards

Just my two cent Smiley

*let me know if you dont get my point here, I hate overexplaining but I see it might be a bit confusing Smiley


thank you so much♥
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Smiles are my weakness,
coincidence that its your annoyance.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Coping Baseboard Molding
How to Make a Pot-O-Gold Necklace
How to Make a Sharmrock Ring
How to Make a Crayon and Water Color Combo Fish
How to Start Seeds Using Toilet Paper Rolls
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Fairy Garden
CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos: 30th Birthday Tattoo
April 17, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.