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Topic: Deciphering the knit pattern of two-color waffle pattern  (Read 2093 times)
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« on: November 05, 2012 11:27:08 AM »

I really liked this scarf from urban outfitters, except that the acrylic yarns wasn't nice.  It seemed to be quite simple and I was confident that I can replicate it, yet I am failing miserably. I wanted to ask advanced knitters for help to deciphering this pattern.  I took a picture of front and back. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012 01:37:49 PM »

Does anyone have any idea?  Huh
Here is another image: http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk/content/ebiz/urbanoutfitters/invt/5851426454500/5851426454500_Grey_l3.jpg
This looks a knit to me but is it really a knit?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012 10:35:25 AM »

It's some type of brioche -  check out the variations at www.briochestich.com

« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012 09:33:19 PM »

I think it is garter stitch in two different colors, dark and light, with several strands of the light yarn being carried with the stitches on the light rows, alternating in front of and then behind each stitch (not knitted, just carried). It also looks like the light yarn is being knitted with several strands together; I see at least 3 2-ply strands on some of the stitches. It's hard to tell with the dark yarn but I don't think it's being used the same way; maybe there are fewer strands of dark being used than light.

The yarn doesn't look like acrylic to me. I found the full listing and it just says "mixed fibers," which probably means they don't really know. But they do say "hand wash" which makes me think some of those "mixed fibers" would be affected or damaged by machine washing. The first thing I would think of there is wool, but there could also be others; whatever they are, the washing instructions say to me that this scarf is at least partially made from natural fibers. Synthetics like acrylic tend to do OK in a machine; naturals, not so much.

This looks like a really thick scarf. I think if I were making it I would have to use much bigger needles than I would normally use for that yarn, just because of the multiple strands and the stranding.

That's my best guess without seeing it in "person." I hope that helps and that you can figure it out. It's an interesting pattern.


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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2012 02:47:29 AM »

To me, it kind of looks like a two-color rib broken up by a garter ridge.

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