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« on: August 14, 2005 08:20:27 AM »

hey all, here's my dilemma:  a few years ago, on my very first visit to a real lys, i bought 1 skein each of white and hot pink cascade 220, with the intention of making a punky striped scarf a la the standard black & white striped scarves, but with a punch of hot color instead.  i cast on and started working happily in 1x1 rib, since that was my skill level at the time.

3 stripes of each color and 4 years later, i am bored to tears.  every time i picked up the project, i'd get bored before i even made a stitch.  i finally frogged what i had already completed, not only out of boredom, but also because my stitches were so screwy from my inexperience at the time that i just wasn't happy.

now i'm stuck.  i still want a white& pink striped scarf.  but under no circumstances do i want plain old 1x1 rib.  anyone have any ideas, linkage, or other suggestions for a striped scarf whose stitch pattern goes beyond 1x1 or stockinette?


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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2005 09:18:10 AM »

I love seed stitch for scarves, but it's not much better than 1x1 rib.  Another thing you could consider, to shake things up, is work each stripe in a different pattern.  (You'd have to choose patterns that don't significantly change the width of the fabric, like switching from a 1x1 rib to a seed stitch wouldn't be good.)  Or, you could run a cable up the center, with seed stitch on the outsides instead of stockinette.

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2005 09:22:55 AM »

It's not exactly striped, but have you seen/considered the "alien illusion" scarf in the original SNB book?  You can see a pic at www.knithappens.com.

« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2005 09:32:02 AM »

I was thinking the same thing, an illusion scarf with Joey Ramone or Iggy Pop instead of an Alien or something.

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2005 01:00:10 PM »

an iggy pop illusion scarf sounds hot! i wonder if i have enough yarn....and how i would chart iggy...i'm going to go check the various illusion scarf threads for insight now...thanks! =]

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2005 07:21:01 PM »

you seem psyched about illusion charts, but drop-stitch scarves can be pretty funky-  knit six rows, then k1yo2 accross- the next row, you drop the yo2's. the way you do a yo2 is by wrapping the yarn around the needle twice. it looks pretty cool to do yo3's too-

i like to verigate it quite a bit- maybe knit 8 rows and do a row wrapping the yarn three times, then knit four rows and wrap twice. if you striped the colors too, it could look pretty fantastic.

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