View Full Version : has anyone knit this? is it hard???
04-17-2008, 08:31 AM
my 14 year old daughter has her 8th grade dance coming up in late may....her dress (bought last night) is cream with brown toile flowers on it...very pretty, VERY age appropriate, think "sweet" not "overdone" <grin>. but, because of dress code, she needs a shrug or a cardigan to cover her arms (it has spagetti straps). anyway, trying to find an appropriate one in dark brown/chocolate will be difficult.
remembering that i have numerous scarves to my name as being done...how hard does the above look? it is feasable to get it done by may 22? or, am i being a crazy lady <g>
04-17-2008, 09:30 AM
I've Never attempted something as advanced as this, but let me tell you... IT's very Lovely...
If you are an advanced knitter I would assume that if you set your mind to it and gave it lots of attention and time that you'd be able to complete it...
Good Luck to you and your daughter :knitting:
04-17-2008, 09:34 AM
I haven't made this either...I think it would be very pretty for a school dance...to me I don't think it would be very difficult...I figure the body of it is pretty easy the ruffles prolly make it look more difficult...but remeber if you get stuck just post and someone help :thumbsup:
04-17-2008, 11:33 AM
its is based on a raglan sleeve.. (its is made from sleeve, back sleeve, no fronts.)
raglans are pretty easy.
the ruffle, is a PITA, but not hard.
(the ruffle like the potato chip scarf, starts with X stitches, and in row 1 you double them (2X) and in row 3 you double again (4X and in row 6 you double again (8 X)
so a sleeve might normal have 60 to 80 stitches (at the cuff)
so 8X 60=480 stitches (to bind off!)
not hard, but a PITA!
(and there are 2 sleeves and the front ruffle (which likely starts with 150 or more stitches.. (and 8X 150=1200 stitches (in the last row and 1200 (or maybe more!) to bind off.. a major PITA.
but its not hard!
04-17-2008, 11:47 AM
I've never knitted one of that particular pattern, but I have done two of another pattern that is similar, with cables running up the sleeves and across the back, but without ruffles. Not hard at all, just took a bit of time to keep track of the cables. I think your pattern would be easier in that respect.
04-17-2008, 11:55 AM
I haven't read that particular pattern. It is very pretty. But if you would like to look at more shrugs and specific patterns, go to www.knittingpatterncentral.com (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com). There are tons of shrug patterns available. Here is one that looks similar and might work well. http://www.modadea.com/patterns/LM0256.htm
04-17-2008, 12:06 PM
One more thing I forgot to write -- if you haven't looked at that website before, if you go to it, on the left side of the screen is the Directory of Free Patterns. Click there; then you can find the shrug category. Also, the pattern I linked has a crochet version and knit version. Cursor down the page for the knit version.
04-17-2008, 12:41 PM
I can get a sweater done in about a week to a week and a half and I'm a beginner at knitting so I'm sure you can get the scarf done by May 22nd. As far as how hard it is I have no idea. I've never made a scarf.