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Woodi
05-25-2009, 02:34 PM
I finished two of these Yarn Harlot scarves, and am 3 inches into a third. I cannot stop!....love the simple pattern, which allows me to watch TV while knitting, talk with friends while knitting.....I am also enjoying trying it out with different yarn thicknesses. The newest one is very light, on smaller needles.

The pattern is on 26 stitches, and is a 4-stitch repeat of knit 3, purl 1, except that the 3rd stitch is knit into the back of stitch.

so it's k2, k1b, p1. Simple and lovely. Lies flat without curling.

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/HarlotScarves.JPG


but I'm curious: is there another pattern I can try? Getting a bit boring.....

suzeeq
05-25-2009, 02:51 PM
There's the Scrunchable scar (http://www.knitlist.com/96gift/giftsscarf.htm)f, though it may look similar...

There's some ideas on the scarf/shawl patterns page. (http://www.knittinghelp.com/patterns/free-knitting-patterns-scarves-and-shawls) Maybe a drop st scarf.

Woodi
05-25-2009, 03:20 PM
That does look very similar, but is a 3-stitch pattern. Thank you.

any others?

AH1OZ
05-25-2009, 03:22 PM
even tho it might get boring, the scarves look good!

are you a member of Ravelry (https://www.ravelry.com)?

oh, and hello from a fellow canadian!

Slim
05-25-2009, 03:37 PM
Sorry -- wish I could help, but I love that pattern too. I've made so many of these scarves, but they're always a winner. Yours are beautiful!

Jan in CA
05-25-2009, 06:34 PM
They look great! You'll eventually get sick of it and move on. Don't fight it!

knitcindy
05-25-2009, 07:36 PM
I love this scarf pattern! BUT I'd like to make it into a lap blanket instead of a scarf. (about 70-75 sts cast on) Would you be able to tell me how many stitches I should cast on at the beginning??

I read that the original # for the scarf is 26, but that's not a multiple of 4, so I'm confused about how many I should cast on.

Any ideas? Thanks!
knitcindy

suzeeq
05-25-2009, 07:57 PM
It looks like the CO would be multiple of 4 +2 sts. (4x6 +2=26). So your cast on can be 74 or 78. That's only 3 times the width of the scarf, though, will that be enough?

kimharp
05-25-2009, 08:34 PM
There's the Scrunchable scar (http://www.knitlist.com/96gift/giftsscarf.htm)f, though it may look similar...

Suzeeq I want to try the scrunchable scarf! Sorry to ask a stupid question, but the pattern says cast on a multiple of 3 plus one on each edge for selvage. Do you begin the k2 p1 pattern with that first selvage stich? Or do you knit that one, then begin k2 p1 with the second stich.

I'm kind of a newbie so thanks for your help!

KIM

suzeeq
05-25-2009, 10:59 PM
I haven't made it and don't slip edge sts anyway. But maybe Ingrid or Jan can help.

Ingrid
05-25-2009, 11:09 PM
You slip the first stitch purlwise, and then k2, p1 the rest of the way across until the last stitch, then knit it.

wezyus
05-26-2009, 12:51 AM
I like it, its beautiful n lovely color

kimharp
05-26-2009, 08:00 AM
Thanks for the help everyone! I think I'll try it.

KIM

GirlChris
05-26-2009, 09:07 AM
they are really nice, no wonder you're addicted.

Woodi
05-26-2009, 02:09 PM
Thanks for all your helpful, and nice, comments!

I do so enjoy trying it in different colors, thicknesses, styles of yarn....etc. There may be no end to this for awhile yet. So easy to carry along anywhere. (unlike the baby blanket I'm also making on 7mm circulars....now THAT takes up a lot of space).

as for making a blanket with this pattern:

You will use number of stitches = ex times 4, (ex should represent the number of repeats of the pattern you would like. To find out, I do a test swatch, like so: cast on and knit 4 (or 8) stitches in the pattern, measure its width, then decide how many groups of four would make a nice blanket size) then add 2 stitches. this way each side will have an identical border.

ArtLady1981
05-26-2009, 02:39 PM
I like the pattern you've been using A LOT! But if you're feeling the need to branch out...

...how about this pattern:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2149/3538248797_734865d67d.jpg?v=0
"Ripples in the Sand" (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=91509)

You have to keep track of the cable row, but other than that, it's an easy pattern, and completely reversible.

dustinac
05-27-2009, 09:01 AM
They look wonderful :thumbsup: