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HatsuneMiku
08-14-2011, 04:23 PM
hi everyone,

i'm new here .. and i'm new to knitting .. I really want to make this scarf .. but it didn't have any directions on it other then it's a double knitted scarf .. and then all it gave me was this chart .. that i have no idea how to read .. T_T

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B_OFt4rRZf6VYjJlM2EzNDYtZGZlMi00NTQ1LWI5MDQ tNjgyYzlhZDZmNjIy&hl=en_US&authkey=CJ6vx78C

thanks in advance ^_^

-Miku

blueygh2
08-14-2011, 04:37 PM
Oh that's quite some work you got there.
I'd rather not double knit it if you're a beginner. Double knitting could complicate this. Instead, knit it twice and seam together.

Every square of that chart is a stitch, and you knit every stitch, and when you hit a blue square, change color. The white squares are the primary color, the blue ones the second color.

Read the chart from right to left, starting at the bottom (the last chart).

If you were to doubleknit it, you'd change the primary and secondary thread each time the color of the square changes.
When turning the work over (starting a new row), you have to "invert" the colors of the chart for that row. (You'll see a white square, but you should knit it with the second color).
If doing so, always read from right to left.

So that makes every second row an "inverted" row.


If you simple-knit it, you read the chart from right to left, the next row left to right, then again right to left, then left to right, and so on, and the "left to right" rows are purled instead of knit. (At least I think so, I'm not entirely sure)

HatsuneMiku
08-14-2011, 04:53 PM
this is actually the 2nd time i'm working on a double knit project and i don't want to make the scarf square ..

the pattern is from here .. and on the picture it has the scarf just from the border .. so how would i start it .. and be able to have that space between the corner of the stars ?

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mario-double-knitted-scarf

if i were to use two skeins as the tip recommends .. how do they end up being joined together later?

thanks again for your help =D

blueygh2
08-14-2011, 05:06 PM
Ah, excuse me. Now I see how it's supposed to look.

Well you have to work increases and decreases along the border to get it to look that way, but they are harder in double knitting, and first I (or you) would have to figure out the exact way of knitting the stars. For the inner part of the scarf, what I have said above still applied.

blueygh2
08-14-2011, 05:23 PM
co 8(16) with scrap yarn same color as main colors
co 8(16) with main skein
k to end both
k7 kfb - kfb k7
k2,cc,k5,cc,k2,kfb - kfb,k2,cc,k5,cc,k2
k2,cc,k6,cc,k8,cc,k6,cc,k2

well, if you double knit, cast on 16 twice, and double all the other numbers. cc means change color.
I've written it up to the point where both cast ons are joined. From there it's rather straightforward.

If the pattern is expanding to one side, increase (I used kfb (knit front and backloop) here, any other increase except yarn over would work) or cast on if necessary. If it's going inward, decrease or cast off stitches.
For each "square" the shapes moves, decrease or increase one stitch on the end it is happening, orienting yourself on the chart.

Is that making it clearer?

HatsuneMiku
08-14-2011, 07:52 PM
sorrie i didn't mention it eairler =D

i didn't know if that was important hehe sorrie again for the confusion

thank you so much for your help .. ^_^ your amazing :woot:

i'm gonna start this project soon .. i can't wait =)

thanks again for your guidance .. i hope it turns out like the picture

HatsuneMiku
08-15-2011, 04:50 AM
i'm stuck ..

how do i increase when double knitting ?

blueygh2
08-16-2011, 11:13 AM
That the problem. I don't know that either. I've done it before, but can't remember how it is done. I think you knit 1 stitch first with color 1, then don't drop it off the left needle, purl it with color two, drop off left needle, repeat for next stitch.

You better look it up though...

HatsuneMiku
08-18-2011, 06:54 AM
ok ^_^ i figured out how to increase and decrease .. yay !!

but .. i'm stuck again T_T ..

how do i do the top of the star where it decreases 5 stitches and then continues on @_@

or do i cast off those sitches ? then how do i continue for the top of the star T_T

blueygh2
08-18-2011, 01:15 PM
cast off the required amount of stitches, knit the required amount of stitches, cast off the rest

when first encountering that: cast off 6, knit according to chart.
next row: cast off 8, knit according to chart

Just imagine a line going through the middle of the scarf pattern. Everytime you move away from the line, you increase (to the side it moves), everytime it moves towards the line, you decrease.
Sometimes you have to cast off instead of decrease and cast on instead of increase, but I'm sure you'll figure that out. If not, I'm still around.

HatsuneMiku
08-21-2011, 11:42 PM
ooo oki doki ^_^

i think i got it now .. woot =) .. it's free sailing till the end when i reach the last odd shaped star hehe

tyvm for all your advice and help !! :muah:

blueygh2
08-23-2011, 02:20 PM
You're welcome.