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Topic: Fall/Winter Scarf Knitalong (Any Pattern)!  (Read 3519 times)
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« on: October 20, 2008 08:42:51 PM »

So I have this boy... who is going to Chicago for the US of A's Thanksgiving at the end of November, and of course, being the "windy city", he thinks it would be wise to have a scarf to take with him... and who better to ask, than the girl friend who knits!

I didn't really choose a specific pattern.  However, this scarf is my inspiration:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=266884.0

I am casting on/binding off/doing the edges with this pattern:
http://www.modeknit.com/blog/alisons_scarf.pdf

Otherwise, I have a book full of Cable and Aran patterns that I have selected the proper cable pattern from.

I'm using some Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds yarn in an "Earthy Brown".

I'm just casting on tonight!

So... since it's that time of the year, I thought I might as well open this up to anyone else who's getting into some fall/winter projects, and getting a head start on their scarves for the season!  Anyone, with any scarf sort of pattern is more than welcome to join in.  I'll post pictures of my first night's work in a few hours, before bed.
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008 02:12:16 PM »

I'm in...I've got some Homespun that's been begging me to make a scarf of it...so yeah, I'm gonna cast on!
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008 09:12:55 PM »

Awesome, awesome, awesome, fashionzombie!

Here are pictures of my scarf, so far (sorry, I forgot to post them the first night!):






The last picture is a shot of my ridiculous center-pull ball of yarn!!  I am so incredibly upset with it!  It's a total disaster.  I feel like I've spent more of my time untangling that mess, than actually knitting.  It's making me so frustrated, and I honestly don't know what to do with it.  Has anyone managed to get out of a problem like that, before?  It's diving me crazy.   Sad

As for the scarf itself, though... I'm excited about the way it's coming out!  You can see the diamond is just starting to move back inwards.  I think it will be beautiful when it's finished.  I'll have to block it for sure, though... that's why I pinned it to my bed for the picture; it curls up a little.
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2008 06:23:03 AM »

center-pull balls that go awry usually take me several hours to untangle, but I usually take a day off from knitting and plow through it.
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008 10:26:10 AM »

Yikes... I'm not looking forward to it, too much...  Sad

Update: So... it took me about half an hour or forty-five minutes (almost half of a movie), to untangle my ugly skein of disaster, and re-wind it.  I had such a busy week that I didn't work on it.  So I guess I'm only about six or seven rows ahead of where I was last week.

I have to crack the whip on this project, if I want to send it out by mid-November!!
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babyjeebus
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2008 11:06:43 AM »

I just finished mine this week, put it in finished projects but here's a link.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=276455.0
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2008 12:05:47 PM »

Haha, that's such a cute, unique idea for a scarf!  Did it take long to make?
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2008 05:01:55 PM »

No, not at all.

It's just casting on and off.

I cast on 18st and knit 6 rows, cast off 14 and knit another 3 rows then cast back on another 14st (to get me back to 18 st) and kept going until my scarf was long enough.

I've got a skinny pink one too that I did on small needles!
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2008 05:15:47 PM »

Well it's a really creative idea!  Was there anything that inspired you to make a scarf like that?
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babyjeebus
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2008 05:29:02 PM »

Had seen something similar in a book (can't remember it's name though!) but thought it would look better on a bigger scale.

Much better than a straight edged scarf!
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2008 12:12:51 AM »

Well, I'm about 13 inches into my scarf, now!  I've finished an entire diamond/pattern run.  So I'm starting the pattern up again for the second one.  I'm estimating there will probably be six diamonds.  It's looking really nice.  And it's quite soft!
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babyjeebus
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2008 02:45:37 AM »

It looks fab so far!

Can't wait to see it when it's finished
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Shablina
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2008 03:18:30 PM »

Well, my dear love -who always complains about all the yarn and fabric in my craft room- ended up face to face with a HUGE yarn sale and decided to stock up for me... it was a warehouse going thru its inventory.  So he says u can make everyone scarfs for christmas stuffers.  They is one cone I have no idea what it is so I will use it for me it is super soft!I will cast on today to add to my other in the work projects!
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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2008 11:49:08 AM »

Awesome!  Lucky you!  I hope your scarf is coming alone well, Shablina!

My scarf is in the approximately 70% stage, I would guess.  But I HAVE to finish it tonight in order to block it and mail it to my boy in time.  So hopefully, pictures will be posted soon!
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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2008 05:53:59 PM »

yea!!! I am sure your needles are going in overdrive!  I was about half way thru mine and my lovely bella(1 of my dogs) found a little yarn hanging down from my bag that daddy moved and pulled it all apart so sad! I am going to have to start againbut it was a new stitch /pattern that I have never done so I am viewing this as practice time.
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« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2008 06:02:01 PM »

They sure have been in overdrive!  Holy moly!!

I JUST (as in JUUUUSSSTTT) finished my fifth pattern run and a row of purls.  I'm going to go have something to eat for dinner, and then I'll be figuring out how to do the I-cord cast-off to finish it up!  I'm so excited to finally be finished.  It's by no means perfect... but if you don't look for the mistakes, you could never notice them.

I will be putting it out to block tonight.  Hopefully it goes fast and I can send it tomorrow afternoon... if not, I'll have to wait to Monday, but I hope it doesn't come down to that!

I'm sorry to hear that your darling dog tore your stitches out!!  I would be so upset.  But... I suppose it was at least good practice?  What pattern are you using for your scarf?
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OnePinkHippo
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2008 06:10:09 PM »

Cinderelly, that's gorgeous. I can't wait to see the finished project!

I'm doing scarves for my loved ones this Christmas. My mom's getting a Flora in LB Jiffy:



My daddy's just getting a plain garter stitch in RHSS Aran Fleck. I was doing the Irish Hiking Scarf but it looked terrible, and I couldn't get it.  Undecided It will be nice and wide so he can cover his face when he waits for the bus.



And my boyfriend is getting a One Row Handspun in Patons Wool which I'm casting on for tonight.

I hope to see some more scarves in this thread!!
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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2008 08:16:26 PM »

Awesome!!  You've got plenty on the needles, mocha!  Go you!  I'm interested to see what the first one will look like when it's finished!

Finally, after blocking it twice (the first time didn't work... so I blocked it again, but pattern side down, instead), I took some photos and wrapped it up to take to the post office with me, today.  I hope it gets to him without any troubles.  I like the way it turned out... and I think it's JUST long enough for him.   Smiley  I really do hope he likes it.  I told him he has to be 100% honest with me about it.  It's the first time that I've ever knit something for someone else.






The final scarf was I think, 57" long.  I'm not sure how wide... but I would estimate a good 10".  It was nice and wide!
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OnePinkHippo
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2008 08:24:36 PM »

Thank ya.

Psh, don't worry, he'll love it. If not, have him send it to me.  Wink
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« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2008 07:39:20 AM »

I am teaching myself to knit.  (with the help of youtube, and a book, but going to pick my friend's brain this weekend)

I picked up a skein of purple yarn from Walmart and bamboo needles and watched how to do a garter stitch.  So I did that for about a foot and found a book on different knitting stitches, and started trying to figure some of those out.  So its looking kind of like a sampler now.  Only about 4 inches wide, but about 4 feet long now.  Smiley  lots of fun.
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« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2008 06:43:33 AM »

Ratpatch, I want to see pics!
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lunasblue
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2008 04:48:48 PM »

Cinderelly! He's a lucky man IMO! I'm born and raised in Chicago, he's gonna need something to keep him warm!! Beautiful scarf!
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OnePinkHippo
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2008 03:24:54 PM »

Yay for Garter stitch:



I'm almost done with Flora which I am totally proud of. And another garter stitch for Boyfriend.
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