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Title: super easy, super stylish railroad yarn scarf (pattern included)
Post by: melidomi on September 30, 2004 03:33:46 PM
http://psycserv.mcmaster.ca/~domingm/craft_pics/railroad_scarf.jpg

Looks excellent as a stylish accesory with a black top.

1 skein railroad yarn (bernat matrix, berroco mosaic, whatever you can find)
Size 9 needles (5.5mm I think) or size needed to obtain neato texture

CO 12 sts.  Work in garter st (knit every row) until scarf measures about 45"
For fringe cut pieces 25" long, and loop through ends of scarf in groups of 3 strands. (makes about 12" fringe)


Title: Re: super easy, super stylish railroad yarn scarf (pattern included)
Post by: kategirl on September 30, 2004 03:50:36 PM
that's cool, hun!   :D  how big was your ball?  I had a 25 g one laying around that I've been wondering what to do with...


Title: Re: super easy, super stylish railroad yarn scarf (pattern included)
Post by: melidomi on September 30, 2004 04:06:39 PM
this one was the Berroco Mosaic - i think 25g/78 yards, I used every inch.
i did one in Bernat Matrix and it had more yardage, I was able to get more fringe and still had leftovers.


Title: Re: super easy, super stylish railroad yarn scarf (pattern included)
Post by: zephren on September 30, 2004 04:07:46 PM
This scarf is so pretty. Thank you for the pattern.


Title: Re: super easy, super stylish railroad yarn scarf (pattern included)
Post by: kategirl on September 30, 2004 04:20:17 PM
melidomi - that's so wierd!  my stuff is a different brand (it's just called "dazzle"), but it looks like the same exact colors!   :D

oooh, but mine has 82 yards...  bonus!   ;D


Title: Re: super easy, super stylish railroad yarn scarf (pattern included)
Post by: melidomi on September 30, 2004 04:49:12 PM
One thing you can do (either if you're not sure you'll have enough yarn, or just to make sure you use it alllllll) is cut the fringe first, then knit with the rest of the ball till it's all gone.  It's not like it's vital that the scarf be EXACTLY 45" long.

For a good fringiness, I suggest at least 4 bundles of 3 strands per end, so 24 pieces of 25" .  I also made my cast on tail about 12" long and left my cast off tail the same length, that way they become part of the fringe and you don't have to weave them in!

Oh and a tip for really easy fringe cutting: stick a pin into your couch or something, and hook the yarn over the pinhead (because of the railroad construction, it works really well) then measure 25" with the yarn held taut.  Leave that piece on the pin.  For the next piece, hook the new end of the ball over the pin, and just cut it to the same length as the first one.  Since the 'ties' of the railroad yarn are evenly spaced, it's really easy to get perfectly even pieces.


Title: Re: super easy, super stylish railroad yarn scarf (pattern included)
Post by: knitoramamomma on October 02, 2004 06:13:43 PM
Here is my version with the ladder yarn...it was "eros" and I used size 11 needles....but I have to say I like the way the size 9's that you used made it kind of bumpy and gave it more texture.  I have some more in a blue and I think I will use the smaller needles this time!



Title: Re: super easy, super stylish railroad yarn scarf (pattern included)
Post by: SCARVELOUS on October 05, 2004 05:14:59 AM
I sold several of these at a show I did on Saturday.  I always use eros  on size 13's though and don't fringe.  The eros is a lot longer than the berroco, so sometimes I make one scarf, and sometimes I make 2 long skinny scarves from one ball.  It's a really nice yarn, I like your colors.