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CarmenIbanez
12-07-2005, 09:53 PM
I have posted a few times about having made my son a magic scarf using a drop stitch pattern that I made up. I decided to show you all because it was hard to explain. So here goes:

Ingrid
12-07-2005, 09:55 PM
How clever is that!! :cheering:

Racerkatie
12-07-2005, 10:01 PM
And it looks like the boy likes it! Way cool.

itscryttle
12-07-2005, 10:03 PM
oh wow thats cool!!!

Jan in CA
12-07-2005, 10:05 PM
Very cool!

geminiwb
12-07-2005, 10:11 PM
Very cool! :thumbsup: I love it!

vcuchica931
12-07-2005, 10:36 PM
Thats so cool! Esp. since YOU made it up! :D Do you have the pattern to share?

CarmenIbanez
12-07-2005, 11:30 PM
It would help if I EVER wrote anything down. I'm not really creative when it comes to making up patterns, I am better at taking something and modifying it. All I did for this pattern was to knit up some swatches with the yarn I wanted to use. Then I started dropping stitches. It took five swatches to find a drop repeat that looked okay. The thing about the furry magic scarves is that they hide the large holes created by the dropped stitches. ANYWAY - I used worsted weight wool blend yarn. I decided to drop every sixth stitch, so I chose a multiple of six for my cast-on and knit in stockinette stitch on circular needles. You have to remember that with dropping every sixth stitch, it will get longer and wider than your cast-on. (Knitting math says that dropping every sixth stitch will increase the size of your tube both length and width wise by 1/6th). So you plan for that when you decide the length of the tube you knit. There is a special cast-off of the tube, I used this one. (http://www.spellingtuesday.com/magicscarf.html) Now the finished pic on that pattern is scary which is why I experimented so much before I decided how many stitches to drop. :-)

rebecca
12-07-2005, 11:51 PM
EXCELLENT DESIGN :cheering: :cheering: Oh my...if I may suggest..take notes so that you can write a pattern for your designs bc everyone will want it and/or you can sell it ;) Very imaginative :thumbsup:

KellyK
12-08-2005, 01:01 AM
IS it just a TUBE?? VERY cool scarf there! You should TOTALLY write up that pattern! Its really unusual and NEAT!

Ronda
12-08-2005, 11:07 AM
I LIKE that!!!

kemp
12-08-2005, 11:30 AM
Very cool...and the son looks very excited about having his picture taken for all of us :roflhard: :roflhard:

CarmenIbanez
12-08-2005, 12:21 PM
Yes, can't you tell? That is is EXCITED look! LOL

Okay, I am going to do it. I will make up a pattern for this. I didn't think it was that unusual, but apparently it is quite unique. So I will pattern it up. Now. How the heck do I do that?

Freyja
12-08-2005, 12:30 PM
Carefully :rofling: :roflhard: :roflhard:

CarmenIbanez
12-08-2005, 12:43 PM
Oh sure, everyone is a stitchin' comedian!

Okay, I need a name for this monstrosity.

InterNette
12-08-2005, 02:11 PM
very cool scarf

a name how about Boys to Hood

CarmenIbanez
12-08-2005, 02:19 PM
I like that. There is definitely a good play on words to be had there.

dustinac
12-11-2005, 10:53 AM
:cheering: Great job thats really neat!!

Tamar Dohel
12-20-2005, 07:08 AM
Wow, that's very clever Carmen!

That must have been difficult but I love the idea! Great knitting!

Angelia
12-20-2005, 08:50 AM
Oh that is soo neat! Wow! :cheering:

rebecca
12-20-2005, 06:19 PM
Yes, can't you tell? That is is EXCITED look! LOL

Okay, I am going to do it. I will make up a pattern for this. I didn't think it was that unusual, but apparently it is quite unique. So I will pattern it up. Now. How the heck do I do that?

My apologies, I didn't see this post when u 1st posted. When I wrote my pattern for my socks my test knitter happened to be the owner of 1 of our LYS and has had several patterns published & been in the knitting biz for about 30 years. Her suggestion to me was that I get Family Circle Easy Knitting and/or Vogue Knitting magazines and review the format & style of pattern writing used in these magazines bc these are the industry 'standard,' so to speak. I will have to admit that as a result of her direction and my doing just that that I was able to write my pattern so that it could be read by others (I had a bit of a mess that only I understood before her direction!). So, I offer the same advice ;)

CarmenIbanez
01-05-2006, 05:22 PM
Thanks for the advice, I will certainly do just that!

njknitter
01-06-2006, 11:50 AM
Okay, I need a name for this monstrosity.


I kind of like the name you used to post this thread: Magic Scarf

Could be done in girl-y yarns for a girl.

feministmama
01-06-2006, 12:32 PM
I like Magic Scarf too. (As a professional feminisit I always opt for gender nuetral language. And colors. "girly" humf) Or maybe even Magic tube would work just as well. Nice job :thumbsup:

CarmenIbanez
01-06-2006, 12:55 PM
Well I think that "Magic Scarf" is probably trademarked. "Darth Scarf" is already taken, although that is what my son calls it. As boring as it sounds, "Convertible Scarf" is probably the most descriptive.

melissa.atkins
01-06-2006, 01:05 PM
I love it!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!! Super knitting!!! :XX:

njknitter
01-06-2006, 02:29 PM
"girly" humf

Didn't mean to offend... :oops: