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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first knitting project!!! on: April 23, 2004 09:50:41 AM
Well, here it is!  My very first completed project.  It looks more snake than scarf, but I am going to try blocking it this weekend to see if that will help.  If not.........well I guess I have a lovely wool snake to wear around my neck!  Roll Eyes


This scarf was really easy.  The pattern was given to me by my knitting teacher Kristin Spurkland @ Yarn Garden in Portland, OR.

It was done on US #8 Needles with Lions Brand Worsted Wool in "Woods".  The pattern is as follows:

CO 20.  K3 Rows
*K3, P14, K3
*repeat from here to desired length.  I used the whole skein of yarn.

When you reach the end then
K3 Rows

If I did this again I might do more garter stitch on the outside edges or maybe a knit row every 10 rows to keep it from being so snakey!

Then again, maybe it will be less snakey after blocking.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What am I doing wrong? on: April 16, 2004 11:31:07 AM
Okay, I just started knitting about a month ago.  My first project was a VERY basic  scarf with 3 rows of garter stich around the outside edge and stockinette in the middle.  However about 20 rows into it the scarf started to curl up on itself.  Now that I am done it is more like a giant snake than a scarf.

So I thought..."maybe it was the yarn?"  Project 2 was a novelty scarf for my best friend.  She wanted eylash yarn that I combined with a chunky chenille on #11 needles.  All garter stitch.  Totally cute!!!  She loves it.  If I can get it away from her I will take photos.

However, I had about 15 yards of leftover chenille that I decided to do a quick choker out of.  Mostly cause I needed something to do on the rest of the bus ride home from work.  4 stitches wide.  All in stockinette stitch.  10 rows in the d@rn thing started rolling up on itself!!!!

Soooooooo..............what am I doing wrong?  I want to tackle something besides scarfs, but I don't want to make a bunch of projects that turn into snake like projects!  Wink

Thanks for your help!
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