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lulusews
« on: October 13, 2010 11:26:05 AM »

Here's the pattern and a link to the scarf:

CO - 20 stitches

knit 8 turn
knit 8 back
knit 6 turn
knit 6 back
knit 4 turn
knit 4 back
knit 20

Start over to desired length, bind off

What does knit 8 back mean?  I'm guessing knit the stitches in the back.   
Should I wrap and turn?  (The pattern says easy, oh well)

Help!


http://freemotion-kate.blogspot.com/2010/07/scarf-by-many-names.html

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010 11:44:54 AM »

After taking a look at the website photo, it definitely is a garter stitch scarf, so yes you would turn your work and knit (as opposed to purling) how many stitches the pattern calls for.  I don't think you have to wrap and turn, if you did I'm sure the pattern would say so, although I've never knitted one of these potato chip scarf thingies.
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Tephra
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010 12:54:13 PM »

The "knit # back" lines are just saying to knit back to the end of the row. You're short rowing so one side will have more rows than the other and will force the scarf to corkscrew.

When I short row in garter stitch I wrap but don't pick up the wraps when I work over them later. The wraps blend into the texture and close the little hole that just turning would leave. It's a personal choice thing. Smiley
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lulusews
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010 03:05:18 PM »

Tephra,

So I knit 8 turn, and knit back I'll be knitting the same 8 stitches.  Is this right?

Thanks.
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soozeq
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010 03:05:44 PM »

It just means knit back over the same number of sts you knit in the previous row. You don't need to W&T, I've found it's more noticeable to do that in garter stitch than when you just turn.
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Tephra
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2010 03:38:25 PM »

Tephra,

So I knit 8 turn, and knit back I'll be knitting the same 8 stitches.  Is this right?

Thanks.

Yes, knit 8, turn, knit 8. Smiley
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freemotion
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2010 04:38:07 PM »

Hi lulusews!  I edited the pattern to hopefully make it more clear for anyone who has never done a short row.  Hope your scarf is going well!
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