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« on: November 15, 2008 06:06:51 PM »

hi craftsters!

i need help!  tonight i was shopping and fell in love with this scarf:

http://www.gap.com/Asset_Archive/GPWeb/Assets/Product/609/609291/big/gp609291-04vliv01.jpg

but they want $40 for it!!  Shocked

i have a hard enough time spending $40 on any article of clothing, especially one that i could make myself!

anyway... the tag on the scarf said "hand knit" but the description on the website says crocheted... and it says "looks like handmade."  lol.  anyway... it looks knit to me, but i'm not so great at knitting.  does anyone know how i might go about crocheting this scarf?  would you just make the panels separately, then stitch them together and make a border around it all?  or would there be a way to do it as one piece?  i'm thinking if i did the panels... i could start in one corner, and increase for the first few rows till i get the width i want, then i'd have to increase on one side and decrease on the other at the same time, right?

if you were going to try to make this scarf, how would you do it??
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008 08:53:22 PM »

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/cctq-biasScarf.html?noImages=0

Maybe get sneaky with the color changes?
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008 12:45:38 AM »

Can't see the Lion Brand link, but I concur: it looks knitted to me, in garter stitch on the bias (ie, diagonally).

Here's a pattern that you don't have to register for -- that even includes stripes!

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,,DIY_14141_4329628,00.html

They just did crazy color changes in the stripes -- and at the end, crocheted all the way around it in black, so it has a border.

You can do it! Smiley Good luck!
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2008 06:42:28 AM »

You could single crochet it, increasing at each end as you said until reaching the proper width, then start increasing on one side and decreasing on the other, as you mentioned, alternating colors each row. You would make the panels separately and then seam them together, then sc around the edges.

Alternatively, and probably better...
Are you familiar with using a double-ended crochet hook with two colors of yarn? This page http://www.crochetcabana.com/specialty/crochet-double.htm explains the technique, and there are some pics near the bottom. You get a texture that is much closer to the item you're duplicating. It isn't difficult, and I think you'd like the finished product.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008 10:36:21 AM »

I was following some links from LJ/Ravelry and lo and behold I found this pattern http://presentsknits.blogspot.com/2007/05/zig-zag-scarf.html. I know its not exact, but it was close enough to make me scour Craftster to find your post again.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008 10:44:10 AM »

I was following some links from LJ/Ravelry and lo and behold I found this pattern http://presentsknits.blogspot.com/2007/05/zig-zag-scarf.html. I know its not exact, but it was close enough to make me scour Craftster to find your post again.

Oops, I'm sorry, I forgot that you were looking to figure out how to crochet this instead of knit. It's been a while since I read what you'd originally asked for.
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2008 08:40:09 PM »

aww that's too bad, i like that one!!  thanks for the effort anyway.  maybe i'll have to commission someone to knit it for me.  lol.
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