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« on: March 09, 2004 07:53:29 AM »

...I know it exists! I want to make a cool meshy spring scarf but cant find a simple really open mesh pattern. Can yall help me out?
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2004 09:13:10 AM »

Are you looking for something like this?
http://skinnyrabbit.com/projects/winter2004_scarves.php

To get an airy effect, use needles much larger than recommended for the yarn.  For example, use size 15 or 17 needles on a yarn that would usually use size 8 needles.

I'll look in my books at home for directions on how to create the longer open stitch.  Basically, you wrap the yarn around the needle in addition to making a knit stitch.  However, I realize that is not a very clear or precise description.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2004 09:56:01 AM »

The yarn Im using is sport weight type bumpy stuff. Its sooo cool. I knit a looong thin scarf on size 15 needles with it. It looks pretty cool, Im just loking for something a bit unique. Thats a cool pattern but Im not sure it would work well with sucj thin yarn. It might though.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2004 02:15:51 PM »

To acheive a mesh effect in knitting you can either make really big stitches or manipulate the stitches with increases and decreases.

To make a simple little hole (eyelet) in your knitting you would do this:
yo, k2tog

"yo" (yarn over) means bring the yarn to the front of the work between the needles, then return it to the back of the work over the right hand needle.

So, to make a whole row of holes, you'd repeat that action over and over again. Here's an example:
cast on an even number of stitches
row 1: Knit
row 2: K1,*yo, K2tog* repeat stitches between *'s to last stitch, K1
repeat these two rows.
This will give you a fabric in which the holes are aligned vertically.  If you want them to align diagonally, knit 2 stitches instead of 1 at the beginning and end of every other pattern row (rows 4, 8, 12...)

Since you're making a scarf, you'd probably want to knit a garter stitch border at the ends and edges so that it won't curl.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2004 06:41:49 AM »

In case anyone was interested in how to create the loose, open effect mentioned in my post above, I found this pattern:
http://straw.com/cpy/patterns/summernet_lightpipe_scarf.html

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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2004 05:36:40 PM »

cast on an even number of stitches
row 1: Knit
row 2: K1,*yo, K2tog* repeat stitches between *'s to last stitch, K1

when you do the yo are you doing it on an extra k1?
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2004 10:06:09 PM »

The yo's are independent of the knit stitches.

1. Knit the first stitch.
2. Bring the yarn to the front of the work between the needles, then take it to the back again *over* the right hand needle. This is the yarn-over. It creates a new loop on the right hand needle.
3. Knit the next two stitches on the left hand needle together.

Continue steps 2&3 until you reach the last stitch.  Knit the last stitch.  

On your return (all knit) row, the yarn-overs will seem a little freaky to knit - they're sort of draped languidly over the needle, not sitting with their feet together like normal stitches.  Don't worry.  Just knit them.  You'll see the eyelet form below your knit row.

is that clear?
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2004 07:00:15 AM »

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To make a simple little hole (eyelet) in your knitting you would do this:
yo, k2tog

I'm a big fan of working simple eyelets into knit work--not only does it make it more interesting to look at, it's more interesting than stockingette.  

A word of caution, though--when I've done YO K2tog eyelet patterns, they've created a left-ward slant in the fabric (I think it's the cummulative effect of all of those left-slanting decreases)--you can see this effect in another thread:  http://www.craftster.org/yabbse/index.php?board=68;action=display;threadid=2874

My advice would be first of all to swatch with the YO k2tog pattern--if it's too slanty for you, alterntate the YO k2tog rows with YO ssk rows--that way you have both left-ward and right-ward slanting decreases.  

I'd love to see the scarf when you finish!
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2004 12:28:18 AM »

i just flipped around the YO, k2tog pattern every other eyelet row. sooooo:

row1- knit
row2- k1, *yo, k2tog*, repeat to last stitch, k1
row3-knit
row4- k1, *k2tog, yo*, repeat to last stitch, k1

rinse and repeat!

unfortunately my scarf curls up. considering that it's my first knit project i'm not the least bit surprised. i would like to do a lengthwise border of 4-row black garter stitch down either side of it but have no idea how to accomplish this. does anyone know? the border is the only part of the scarf that is left to do.
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