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glucose101
08-13-2007, 01:28 PM
where can I get, for free, that alligator scarf?

astonh
08-13-2007, 01:30 PM
I don't know but would LOVE to find out. That would be a hoot to do for my little boy. Hopefully, someone can help us out.

Mirl56
08-13-2007, 01:40 PM
Isn't that the cutest scarf - I love it too. It's a Morehouse Farm design - they sell it as a kit. I'm not sure if you can get just the pattern. They have a bunch of animal scarfs.

http://www.morehousefarm.com/KnittingKits/Scarves/Alligator/

Marilyn

robynbird
08-13-2007, 02:39 PM
I bought the kit which comes with the pattern and the yarn. I am making it for my son...it's very cute so far!

astonh
08-13-2007, 05:10 PM
I bought the kit which comes with the pattern and the yarn. I am making it for my son...it's very cute so far!

Yes, I saw the kit. Is it EASY, or at least simple? Was hoping though, that somewhere there was a similar one free to knit with my own yarn. I may have to just break down.

Silver
08-13-2007, 05:18 PM
I love that gator scarf, but I can't decide which I love more, that or the dragon?? *sigh*

Jints
08-13-2007, 05:50 PM
What about a snake scarf?
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/scarves/slithering.html

DotMom61
08-14-2007, 12:20 PM
My daughter wants me to make one of those for her, but I'd rather just get the pattern by itself, too. I wonder if they will consider selling it separately? :think:

I'll check and get back to you all.



ETA: I've emailed them ... we'll see! :thumbsup:

robynbird
08-14-2007, 12:26 PM
It's very easy pattern. I'm not sure if they sell it alone or not.

hob
08-14-2007, 06:18 PM
http://funknitsforkids.com/2007/01/10/dragonscarf.aspx try this dragon scarf? and then join my knit along http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=63880 (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=63880)(plug)

edited this ones nice http://redthreadsblog.blogspot.com/2005/11/chinese-luck-dragon-scarf.html - another dragon but super nice.

stirsmommy
08-14-2007, 06:28 PM
I love that gator scarf, but I can't decide which I love more, that or the dragon?? *sigh*

I wanted to do the gator but ds 7 really wants a dragon but he says no white coming out of its nose. He wants orange and red fire. I think since he was so passionate when I was just looking I will have to order it and knit in secret for Christmas. That should be a nice feat with all of the kids homeschooling. I maybe knitting in the bathroom.

DotMom61
08-14-2007, 11:54 PM
Melissa --

I have the same problem ... knitted Christmas gifts for my kids are next to impossible!

MerigoldinWA
08-15-2007, 12:03 AM
Robynbird,

I've been looking at that alligator too. My DH and I have tried to tell from the small photo if the "bumps" on the gator's back are made with color, texture, or both. Could you tell us.

MerigoldinWA

Susan P.
08-15-2007, 06:05 AM
I think the bumps are knitted/texture. I suspected they are picked up along the top and knitted that way somehow. Not sure how you get the 3D and not 2D tho. I emailed the company asking if I could buy the pattern online only as I am in Oz..and..yet another email bounceback for me.

downthestream
08-15-2007, 08:31 AM
You can probably use the techniques from this bath puppet, just adjust the yarn choice and length for a scarf.
http://brileyknits.blogspot.com/2007/07/dragon-bath-puppet.html

Cia
08-15-2007, 10:50 AM
This may be an insane idea, but couldn't it be done with shortrows somehow? I'm no expert at shortrows... but somehow I think I see some resemblance...

Cia
08-15-2007, 12:40 PM
Ok I know I'm doing something illegal, posting twice in a row but it just might be worth it. So I was thinking, if I was a knitted alligator bump and was really lazy, how would I have come in to existense? The simple answer was by ktfbl and k2tog!!!! To try out my theory i co 6 stitches, 2 on each edge and two inbetween my two alligator bumps. So eager to try out my theory I did this
row 1: k1 ktfbl k1 ktfbl k2
2: knit all (same all even rows)
3: k2 ktfbl k2 ktfbl k2
5: k2 ktfbl (2 times) k2 ktfbl (2 times) k2
7: k2 ktfbl (4times) k2 ktfbl (4 times) k2
9: k2 k2tog (4 times) k2 k2tog (4 times) k2
11: k2 k2tog (2 times) k2 k2tog (2 times) k2
13:k2 k2tog k2tog k2

Now when pushing on the sides slightly I see triangular bumps appear!!!
Well mine look kinda sloppy, mostly cuz it was some scarp yarn on the wrong needles and done in a hurry... but the method should work.
To make it look better I would work in the round, only putting bumps on half, using that as the front and using the un-bumped side as the back. Also it might be a good idea to block the piece to make it maintain its shape.

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7338/alligatorkk3.gif

astonh
08-15-2007, 01:00 PM
The imaginative creativity and skill of you experienced knitters amazes me. Thank you for taking the time to figure this "black market" way to create the bumps. HA HA..

Question I have as a new knitter though is, what is "ktfbl"?

Thanks.

Cia
08-15-2007, 01:06 PM
The imaginative creativity and skill of you experienced knitters amazes me. Thank you for taking the time to figure this "black market" way to create the bumps. HA HA..

Question I have as a new knitter though is, what is "ktfbl"?

Thanks.
Haha, well I'll take the words "experienced knitter" as a compliment... I amn't one though... just have a great deal of hubris and so think I can do anything...
ktfbl is short for knit through front back loop. Meaning that when you do the normal knit stitch you don't slide the stitch of the left needle but make an additional stitch through the back loop aswell. That way you have two stitches where you before had only one.

DotMom61
08-28-2007, 12:30 PM
A week ago or so, I emailed Morehouse Farms about the Alligator Scarf pattern & whether or not the pattern was available individually instead of w/ the kit. Here is the reply I received today:


Hi,

The patterns for our new designs will be available online
later in the season.

Margrit

Sri Radha
09-06-2007, 02:24 PM
Robynbird: How is it coming out? Does it take a long time? Are you making the adult or kiddie size?

I am thinking of buying the package. I am a newbie so I am a little scared. I hope you respond!!!!

robynbird
09-06-2007, 05:49 PM
I'm so sorry! I totally forgot to come check this thread. The bumps are made through a series of increases over a series of rows then a rapid decrease on one row. It's very simple to knit and so fun watching the face appear then the body...my son can't wait for me to finish it!

sekini
09-07-2007, 05:03 AM
When I saw this scarf I knew I had to have it. I bought the kit, but am using some green superwash wool that has been in my stash forever. I'm using the purple yarn that came with the kit for something else. I knew that Morehouse would eventually sell the pattern by itself, but I wanted to get knitting on it. The pattern is quite easy. I may make several
Cathy

robynbird
09-07-2007, 08:06 PM
When I saw this scarf I knew I had to have it.
Me too!

kookienanny
09-07-2009, 03:03 PM
Look, why not go to the website and buy the pattern - with the yarn that works with it - a tight merino that isn't itchy ! ! Don't be cheap; it is well worth it.

Rosemary
09-10-2009, 03:55 PM
You can buy the pattern separately at Morehouse website. I bought several different ones instead of the kits because I can't knit with wool.

Here is the link: http://www.morehousefarm.com/KnittingEssentials/Patterns/Critters/

babs4ever25
08-31-2010, 12:53 AM
I love the scarf too, but for some reason can't order it where I live. so looking at pictures is the best I can do for now. :)