View Full Version : Starting a ribbed scarf....is something just a tad lighter than
worsted too thin for this kind of scarf? I've only done two rows (got sleepy) but I think I want something more substantial. I could (I suppose) hold 2 strands together, but as a new knitter, I'm picturing quite a mess if I make some errors. And I like a more portable item; carrying 2 skeins is not as convenient as one.
Just looking for input, thanks!
11-06-2007, 06:55 AM
I don't like my scarves thick and bulky. I find knitting worsted is probably as thick as I can take it. If it is a bit lighter than worsted, it should be fine. I like scarves to be long long long so I can wrap them around my neck several times.
However, you must make your scarf as you like it, that is part of the point of knitting. Knit a bit more (at least several inches) and decide then if you like what you've got. You really can't tell with 2 rows.
11-06-2007, 08:21 AM
I agree-I like thinner scarves too. I think it'll be fine. A ribbed scarf will naturally be a bit bulkier anyway than a flat pattern would be. I have knit several ribbed scarves, and the are my some of my favorites!!
Scarves aren't very wide so it shouldn't take to long to knit a few more rows and find out if its going to work for you. It will look very different after knitting say, 10 rows, than just the two you have now, The rows will start to pull together like ribbing should and you'll be able to tell more if you like it.
11-06-2007, 09:11 AM
I agree, a thinner wider scarf is nice and 'flexible.'
You'll find that you can fold it... or not...
You can double it in the latest way to wear the scarf... or simply wind it several times.
My favourite scarf is lacy and I love it. Believe it or not, very warm. The air insulation value, and I made it over 8 feet long so I can loop it.
It does take longer to knit... but it looks harder so...
11-06-2007, 09:29 AM
I think you want a light, airy yarn for a scarf. If it's thick and coarse, it won't feel comfortable around your neck.