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« on: January 30, 2005 05:58:57 PM »

I have this gorgeous scarf that I bought a few months ago... and now that I've learned to knit for myself... I want to make one similar to it, but I'm not quite sure how. See, the scarf has two strands of yarn in it (a thick white one and a thin rainbow one), and it seems like one row is knit with one, then the next is knit with the other. I'm not quite sure how to go about doing this. I bought a pretty blue yarn and a "fun fur" yarn and I want to make it have the same effect.

Also just curious if anyone knows what stitch is used... it looks like maybe a k1p1 ribbing (one side has ridges) but the other side is pretty smooth, which baffles me? Any suggestions?


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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2005 06:07:57 PM »

It looks like K1P1 ribbing to me.  From the pic where the scarf is doubled over, it doesn't look like the two sides are that much different in texture.  When I saw the close-up, I immediately thought of Koigu.  I've never used it, but have seen some projects made with it.  Looks like two strands of this color, held together:
(P136, the first colorway.)

The white looks like your basic 1ply wool.

It's VERY pretty.

I think you're right on as far as construction.  Get needles the right size for the thicker yarn, knit one row in one yarn, the next row in the other.  Since they're row-by-row changes, you can carry the colors up the side.  Don't know if this would be an appropriate time to do a slip-stitch edging or not.

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2005 06:21:26 PM »

slip stitch might work:

Co # of stitches - odd number in color A
knit 1 row color a
row 2: (color b) knit 1 slip 1
row 3- knit (color b)
row 4 (knit 1 slip 1 ) color b


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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2005 06:26:27 PM »

i honestly dont think useing the fun fur is smart...the fun fur will mostly cover the other yarn and ruin the effect...im very against useing fun fur with another unless im only useing the other to add support or make it easier to crochet
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2005 06:52:52 PM »

I got a result like that when I did the double sided stockinette stitch.

So maybe that stitch with a fairly heavy yarn then two strands of very thin multi colored yarn? I'm using that stich with a single strand of a multi colored worsted weight and the two sides look them same but are a different color.
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2005 07:02:24 PM »

looks like fisherman's rib to me, with a chain stitch selvage, alternating yarns every row.
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2005 11:03:18 AM »

This scarf looks very similar.  The pattern is listed below the pic.


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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2005 06:06:05 PM »

That scarf is so bright and beautiful...  But while I was out at the thrift store today, I found some vintage 70% wool, 30% rayon fingering-weight yarn that is a RICH pink/purple/burgundy colorway that I think would look fantastic in this application.  Maybe with a tan chunky yarn.  I might have to give it a shot.  I got 4oz of the stuff, which, as you can imagine, is significant yardage for that weight.  What's it called...  Painted Prints... 

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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2005 12:50:39 PM »

I think I saw something like this on one of the blogs that I roam through on a semi-regular basis.  I can't find the post (too many archives to go through) but I do remember that they were using "Swing Needles".  I found an explanation of these needles at Fleece Artist http://www.fleeceartist.com/needles.html  The Swing Needles section is down at the bottom of the page.  I don't know if this would be better than just using regular needles, but they are a cool idea!

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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2005 01:51:08 PM »

The store bought one is really awesome, though-- if you can figure out how to do it I for one would love to know.

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