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Topic: My first scarf AND first post! *Knifty Knitter finishing tutorial added*  (Read 2446 times)
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« on: September 12, 2005 06:55:43 AM »

Ok, it's nothing special, but I'm proud of it.  Smiley  I made it on a Knifty Knitter, using two skeins of Lion Brand Homespun in Prairie.  It came out quite a bit bigger than I expected, but I like it!

If anyone's interested, let me know and I'll post my method for getting the scarf off of the Knifty Knitter without using a crochet hook.

Sorry, looking a bit frazzled here!


Close-up so you can see the detail (or lack thereof!)


To get your scarf off of the loom, find the first peg you would be pulling off if you were doing another row, and call it peg 1.  The peg across from it is then peg 2, the peg above it is peg 3, and so on...

35    36
33    34
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3     4
1     2

Take the loop on peg 2, and flip it over onto peg 1.  Pull the bottom loop on peg 1 over, then flip the remaining loop back over onto peg 2.

Take the loop on peg 3, and flip it over onto peg 2.  Pull the bottom loop on peg 2 over, then flip the remaining loop back over onto peg 3.

Repeat until you get to one last loop on peg 36 (this will be the one with a tail).  Pull the last loop off, pull the tail through it and tighten.  Voila!

This basically just mimics the crocheting on the pegs.  It's more work, but saves you from carrying an extra tool around.  If you change your mind and prefer to do the crocheting, though, they're selling the correct size crochet hook in the Dollar Spot at Target for - yep, you guessed it - a dollar!  You get a smaller hook as well.
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2005 07:07:09 AM »

Nifty! I've always liked long scarves, and I like the colours on that one.

Good job!
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2005 10:21:17 AM »

Thanks  Smiley
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"It turns out they do make hats in my size. They are called "BUCKETS" and they sell them at the hardware store."
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2005 11:41:32 AM »

My first scarf was super long too...and i love it! I think it's still my favorite one i've made.  Great first go, beware you'll be addicted from here on out and look at stuff in stores and go "pssh i can make that!"
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breekola
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2005 05:32:56 AM »

looks great!  congrats!!!
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you make me lose my buttons oh yeah, you make me spit.. i don't like my clothes anymore...
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2005 09:36:33 AM »

Your first scarf turned out just great.  Wonderful colors, so nice and long!!!! 
I gave  knifty knitters to my granddaughters last month,  but they have not made anything on them as yet.  Hopefully, they wil make some scarves and hats for the winter.
I am interested in knowing how you removed the scarf without using a crochet hook.
Maybe I will give it a try.
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