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« on: January 30, 2004 07:22:22 AM »

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I am going to make a scarf with some intarsia in it.  Does intarsia work with seed stitch?  I don't want to use stockinette because of the "roll factor".  Any thoughts would be appreciated.  Thanks!  
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2004 08:14:36 AM »

I'm not sure how well intarsia would work with seed stitch.  To prevent rolling on a mostly stockinette scarf you can make a garter stitch border - so like the first and last 3 (or whatever) stitches of each row are always knit but the center portion is stockinette.
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2004 10:04:04 PM »

Thanks Melidomi---your suggestion is worth trying, I'll let you know how it works out!
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2004 08:02:13 PM »

Would love to see any photos or hear of your luck with intarsia seeding.  Especially with a scarf, since it's not reversible.  

Last year I worked up a great scarf in merino that had seed stitches as a border (about 1 inch on all sides) and stockinette in the center--a little more work to keep track of what you are doing, but worth it.  The knit border just doesn't do it for me.

If you are working in wool, you can always felt and block if you really like stockinette.   Intarsia felted things are my new best friends!

« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2005 10:58:45 PM »

Word to the wise---I tried that trick of making a knit border on a stockinette scarf and it still rolled. I ended up with a tube scarf---knit on the back stockinette on the front. I laced up the back so it looked reminicent of a corset. Luckily it wasn't a huge disaster---someone bought it Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2005 11:18:06 PM »

 i've done the garter stitch edge on a scarf and it rolled - so i blocked it.
and it behaved perfectly.

and if you only do 2 stitches of garter, it looks oddly like some complex lacy pattern.

this scarf was a gift, and the recipient's motehr wanted to know how i did the 'divine fancy edge'. I was embarassed to say 'two garter stitches'...

« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2005 12:37:22 AM »

I think some people are amazed at getting knitted gifts at all. I whipped up a simple garter stitch scarf---my mom-in-law was leaving to see family across the country in a few days and I wanted to make one for a few people. I ended up getting presents and thank you cards with stuff like "You are so talented!" I was like "Yeah...I guess." At least one of the presents was a knitting bag Smiley

« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2005 05:12:57 AM »

intarsia on seed stitch doesn't work... really - one idea is that you could do a design in two colours and use double knitting so that it would be in stockinette on both sides with the colours reversed

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