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ragdoll193
« on: June 30, 2011 11:52:46 AM »

Hey craftsters!

So I just learned the linen stitch which is SUPER pretty in a variegated yarn. My little bit is about 3 inches wide and it doesn't want to be a scarf. What else can I make it into?

I have no need for coasters, or know anyone who does.

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011 01:26:07 PM »

A coffee pot cosy?
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011 01:29:32 PM »

hmm.. like a french press? it seems a bit narrow for that.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011 01:34:31 PM »

correction. You are right. A coffee mug cosy?
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011 02:28:31 PM »

oohhhhh... haha that makes more sense  Cheesy maybe if I can find some pretty buttons to go with it.

I have so many mug cozies, though... (leftovers from a gift making binge over christmas)
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Tephra
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011 03:56:03 PM »

Since the wrong side of linen stitch is also attractive you could make a spiral hat. This pattern is a good guide, just work a long strip and then decrease on one side until you are down to one stitch and then coil it up and knit the crown. Since linen stitch isn't as stretchy as garter you might need to make the strip longer than the pattern says.

Editing to add that I recommend not doing the strip and seam thing, instead knit until the strip goes around your head comfortably. After that start slipping the last stitch of the row knitwise and picking up a stitch from the edge of the strip to make an ssk together with the last stitch of the row to join the strip to itself as you knit. I found the seam on the garter stitch version I made for myself to be a real pain in the butt to get at the right tension to make the hat wearable and yet not pull open and look ugly when the hat was on my head.
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mandraco
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2011 10:03:32 PM »

It definitely sounds like it could be a hat.

Or a case for some small electronic device? Table runner? A square bottomed little bag/basket?
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Lesie
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2011 08:16:20 PM »

A wrist cuff with super awesome buttons to hold it together
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