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Shandeh
11-21-2010, 04:28 AM
As usual, I'm making fast scarves to use as Christmas gifts. Last year, I made some chunky cowls and short scarves.

So far this year, I've finished up a Drop-Stitch Scarf (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drop-stitch-scarf-4). I used Lion Landscapes yarn, and size 13 needles, casting on 12 stitches.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/5194348802_f8430e8a91.jpg

WandaT
11-21-2010, 09:51 AM
Pretty! The drop stitch is always a good choice for fast scarves! I made quite a few of them last year.

Shandeh
11-21-2010, 02:34 PM
Isn't it fun to knit fast things like this, Wanda?

Do you have photos of any fast scarves you've made? I would like to have some ideas here for future reference.

borealowl
11-21-2010, 05:55 PM
Very pretty Shandeh. Thanks for the idea!

kmaclean
11-21-2010, 10:44 PM
Very pretty ... I love how colorful it is! :yay:

hyperactive
11-22-2010, 07:22 AM
that is a pretty scarf.

I will have to make a cabled scarf for my mom, special request, and fluffy yarn, too. So fast sounds gorgeous to me!

Have you tried bamboo stitch for scarfs? fast, decorative, repeptetive and you can do it all lined up of off-set one by one.

What is also nice is real dropped stitches, meaning all the way down (or to an increase stitch somewhere lower in the list).

Scarfs are really not my thing, but I will make at least that one for x-mas and probably some lace scarf, but that is off-topic here, since it is not fast at all.

Shandeh
11-22-2010, 03:54 PM
Very pretty Shandeh. Thanks for the idea!
:hug:

Very pretty ... I love how colorful it is! :yay:
I love that yarn! The color is called "Coral Reef", which describes it perfectly. :thumbsup:

Have you tried bamboo stitch for scarfs? fast, decorative, repeptetive and you can do it all lined up of off-set one by one.
I haven't tried that stitch before. I'll look it up. Do you have a photo of a scarf made with the stitch?

What is also nice is real dropped stitches, meaning all the way down (or to an increase stitch somewhere lower in the list).
Last year, I made a scarf for my mom for Mother's Day, and it had that drop stitch thing all the way down. Went SUPER FAST! I think I cast on about 25 stitches with a thin ribbon yarn. Knit for about 12 inches. Then on the last row, I dropped every other stitch, and pulled it until it ran to the beginning. All of a sudden, I had a long scarf. It was wild! :shock:

margz3
11-23-2010, 11:05 AM
Pretty Sandy! I love drop stitch scarves - they look very nice and whip up in no time....even for a slow knitter like me :teehee:

Shandeh
11-23-2010, 03:45 PM
I'm a slow knitter too, Margaret! I COULD knit faster, but I have to keep it slow or I have pain in my hands.

hyperactive
11-24-2010, 04:47 AM
I do not think I have a pic of that scarf at hand. But I will take one. (One scarf I gave away, but that original one I still have).

Basically how you do it:

row 1: RS: k1 (border) then: *yo, k2, lift yo over the 2 stitches dropping it* repeat until last stitch, k1 (border)

Row 2: WS: purl all stitches

That is all there is to it, just repeat as many times as you want.

You can also work the row 1 every 4 rows.

Or you can work the *yo k2 slip yo over* then k2 and then repeat and do that offset every 2 rows.

Warning of my part: bamboo stitch rolls, maybe even a bit more than st st. But for my fashion scarf that was perfectly allright for me. (it basically looks like a tube but is not sewn down)

Very fast knit, pretty much nothing to memorize and great effect.

Here is a video:
http://garnstudio.com/lang/en/video.php?id=82

Shandeh
11-24-2010, 08:08 PM
Nice stitch! It really does look like bamboo.

When my hubby and I went to Biltmore Estate last year, we drove through Mr. Vanderbilt's bamboo forest. Amazing! So, yes, I have seen bamboo in the wild, and this stitch looks a lot like it. Cool!

hyperactive
11-25-2010, 05:10 AM
Hey!
I am glad I could add something to your vast repertoir. :)
This stitch is really fun to work and makes great decorations on sweaters and such, too. The easiness of incorporation into st st makes it really versatile.

And scarfs...

I have also done experiments with the woven basket stitch that there was that "quest" for: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/woven-basket-stitch-dishcloth
That looked really nice in thick yarn and would make a nice warm scarf.

Also my "I don't beliefe in scarfs" (http://hyperactiveknitting.blogspot.com/2010/10/i-dont-believe-in-scarfs-cabled-hat-and.html) is a fast rib and cable scarf that makes knitting quick and the result enjoyable.

Shandeh
11-25-2010, 11:47 AM
Nice work on that design! :thumbsup:

hyperactive
11-25-2010, 12:17 PM
Thanks, he wanted a hat, that is when I came up with that one. Then I had this big roll of yarn (Lion Brand Fishermen's) kicking around and thought of a matching scarf - but did not want to knit those tiny eyelets all the way down. That is how and why.
I do like the result and my husband plain LOVES his scarf. He wears it all the time at the moment and enjoys people turning around for it.

ArtLady1981
11-25-2010, 09:03 PM
Very pretty! A drop-stitch scarf is still on my to-do list! Yours is magifico! :thumbsup:

MerigoldinWA
11-26-2010, 05:03 PM
That yarn looks lovely on your quick scarf. Neat stitch. :heart:

Shandeh
11-26-2010, 06:45 PM
Very pretty! A drop-stitch scarf is still on my to-do list! Yours is magifico! :thumbsup:
Dollyce, drop-stitch scarves are SO fun! It's really fun when you pick an interesting yarn, and the scarf knits very quickly. You could probably make one in an hour.

That yarn looks lovely on your quick scarf. Neat stitch. :heart:
Thank you! It was a lot of fun to make. :)

Woodi
11-27-2010, 01:53 PM
Shandeh, I'm making some scarves too. I found this 'skinny scarf' pattern last year and made a few light and fluffy spring/fall weight scarves for a friend. They knit up real fast because you start with 3 stitches, knit 10 rows, inc 1, knit 10 rows, inc 1, knit 10 rows....until you have 20 stitches on needle; then you reverse and dec 1, knit 10 rows until down to 3 stitches again. It's kinda fun!

but now I've decided to try the skinny pattern with bulky yarn....not sure I"m liking it yet, but may persist to the middle at least.

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/SkinnyScarf.JPG


This is what the summer version looks like:(it would be great to wear to Christmas parties).

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