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« on: November 19, 2013 03:52:30 PM »

I'm trying to learn a few new stitches right now, so I decided to give a corner-start scarf a go. I got the basic instructions for corner start from this pattern here:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/corner-start-afghan

I actually looked at a few different blogs before using this pattern. The pictures are slightly blurry, but I found this explanation the easiest to use because it showed the shape of things before you matched corners, and that was a huge help for me.

The scarf is made from mystery yarn and an L-hook, it hits just above my waistband and fits very comfortably into my jacket. I think the yarn is a wool blend.

Getting started was the hardest part; once I made the first few rows, this thing went quick.

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013 04:22:18 PM »

It looks really pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013 05:36:26 AM »

Good for you for trying new stitches!  Your scarf turned out lovely!  Thanks also for the link...I enjoy trying new stitches, especially for scarves!
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013 06:49:56 AM »

That stitch makes a lovely and unique look, well done.
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013 08:57:51 AM »

It looks really pretty!

Thank you! The yarn has little flecks of black and tan bits, which gives it a nice bit of interest.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013 09:02:26 AM »

Good for you for trying new stitches!  Your scarf turned out lovely!  Thanks also for the link...I enjoy trying new stitches, especially for scarves!

I hope you like it! Like I mentioned, it's a bit tricky to get it started, but once you get going, it's a great, quick stitch. I like it especially because it's repetitive while still being interesting to make.
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2013 09:03:59 AM »

That stitch makes a lovely and unique look, well done.

Thank you! I like that it has a similar texture to the basketweave stitch but doesn't require me to remember if I've front-posted or back-posted. I tend to lose count.
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2013 09:25:22 PM »

I love that stitch! Is it original? I'm always on the lookout for new stitches; one of my favorite sites is called New Stitch a Day.
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2013 09:44:12 PM »

I love that stitch! Is it original? I'm always on the lookout for new stitches; one of my favorite sites is called New Stitch a Day.

I would love to take credit because it's a great stitch, but I found it on ravelry:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/corner-start-afghan

The pattern is technically for an afghan, but it's written so you can size to what you want to make. It's really a lovely stitch.
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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2013 06:16:35 AM »

Thanks! It's in my library. Smiley
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