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Topic: Urban Outfitters scarf- deciphering the stitch pattern!  (Read 11272 times)
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« on: October 23, 2007 05:58:03 PM »

I was at Urban Outfitters today, and saw this scarf.

I stared at awhile, trying to see if I could figure out the pattern just by looking at it, but I just couldn't figure it out.  Anyone have any ideas of what this stitch pattern is?  All I can tell you is that the yarn was worked double, and the back of it looked vaguely like the wrong side of stockinette stitch. Here's a close up of it:

Thanks in advance, guys!
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007 05:59:23 PM »

The site says it's crocheted....
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007 06:00:53 PM »

I've never seen a stitch like that. Is the scarf flat or like a tube?

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007 06:03:54 PM »

The site says it's crocheted....

Yeah, I noticed that, but it definitely looked knit to me.  It wasn't "nubbly" like crochet tends to be, and I could see where it looked like knit increases/decreases were made.  I just couldn't figure out the pattern.

I've never seen a stitch like that. Is the scarf flat or like a tube?

It's flat, it doesn't curl at all.
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2007 06:06:14 PM »

ive seen a crochet stitch just like that, but the directions were too difficult for me to understand coz it was in spanish... i'm not sure about knitting though... its definately knit because if you look at the closeup of the bottom near the tassels you can see a couple of rows of stockinette
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2007 06:13:14 PM »

ok this is just a guess i didnt try it out but... it looks like, you would knit 4 together, purl, knit 4 together for the first row of the pattern, and then on the next row you would make 3 stitches in between the k4tog's and the purl's of of the previous row. i think that should do it im just not sure on how to make up for that lost 3 stitches

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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2007 08:49:45 PM »

I'm almost certain it isn't crochet; there are purl bumps going on.

I think what might be happening is;
row one (ws); rib setup; k2,p4
row two (rs); continue purling as appropriate, but either cable 2front, or twist them somehow?
row 3; continue in the rib
row 4; shift the rib by p3, *k2, p4* k1. I think; so that the new 4 stitch part includes one stitch from each 2st part on either side, and the new 2 stich parts are the 2 middle stitches of the previous 4 stitch part.
then repeating the twists and ribs where appropriate.
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2007 10:09:26 PM »

I don't knit but to me it looks very much like the crochet, called Star stitch or sometimes known as Marguerite. I could be wrong but, I have done the stitch and just took a quick peek of a photo of it in the 300 Crochet Stitches Guide by Harmony. Does anyone else agree?
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2007 01:07:58 AM »

Yep, that's crochet for sure.
You didn't know it could be so ... uncrochet-like, huh?   Grin

(also, it's amazing what colors do to stitch patterns)

now if i can just find a picture link to prove it...

ah, here we go: http://crochet.about.com/library/blstar_stitch.htm?once=true&

they use more of an old style red heart-esque yarn in that tutorial.  i think the urban outfitters scarf is acrylic too, but a bit more sleek. 

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2007 01:46:11 AM »

Hardly; I'm a crocheter and I've worked that pattern before. I'm not one to dismiss the idea that something is crocheted just because I feel threatened by it.

Perhaps the fact that when I was working it, it was with a 2.5mm hook, but I am still not convinced that it is a star stitch, or at least, that it hasn't been modified. I'm happy to be proven wrong though, I can say I've learnt something.
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