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NakedPancakes
03-10-2006, 07:04 PM
I can only find two patterns for a skinny scarf.

One said to CO 6 and the other said to CO like 136. It said to use the same size needles for both. and both patterns were for using 3-4 different kinds of yarn.

I'm only using one and really need a simple pattern. that makes sense.

Can anyone help?

Ingrid
03-10-2006, 07:09 PM
The one that says to knit 136 is probably knit sideways.

How about a skinny drop-stitch scarf? They look nice.

You can look at the scarf patterns at www.knittingpatterncentral.com and pretty find anything you like and just make it thinner.

What kind of yarn do you plan on using?

NakedPancakes
03-10-2006, 07:14 PM
Uhm. The yarn I'm using is here http://www.modadea.com/jai_alai.htm

It's Holly. I was thinking of getting a start on christmas presents. so..I was going to make a scarf for my friends mom...I dont really know her. as in. Ive never met her. but. it would be a nice gesture, right?

Thanks for the link to the site..I'm looking at it now.

Ingrid
03-10-2006, 07:19 PM
With the fun fur type yarn, you can just do garter stitch and the furriness takes over. You don't even need a pattern--just knit every row as wide as you like!

NakedPancakes
03-10-2006, 07:20 PM
So. just cast on a few and knit?

Ingrid
03-10-2006, 07:26 PM
Exactly. I think this is why this yarn is so popular with new knitters. Just knitting creates a pretty fancy scarf.

Shandeh
03-10-2006, 09:39 PM
Here is a pattern you might like:

http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/kff-bicolorScarf.html

NakedPancakes
03-11-2006, 11:57 AM
I found a pattern, but it talks about slip stitching on the first stitch of every row.

How different would my scarf look if I didnt do that?
If I did?

sara_jayne
03-11-2006, 12:01 PM
The slip stich on the first stich just makes a cleaner edge and helps to tighten up the edges. You could knit (or purl) the first stich instead) but the slip stich doesn't alter the pattern....just helps with the edge.

NakedPancakes
03-11-2006, 12:05 PM
Im not even sure how to do a slip stitch. someone told me that it was difficult. and someone else just told me that i would slide the first stitch onto the other needle, and just knit from there...

Sorry. I'm really new at this. and the books I have dont really explain things as well as some people.

Ingrid
03-11-2006, 12:22 PM
Slipping a stitch is just moving the loop from one needle to the other without doing anything to it. Easiest thing there is! Just slip it as if you are going to purl and start your knitting with the next stitch.

Shandeh
03-11-2006, 01:47 PM
Slip Stitch means to take the stitch from the left needle to the right needle without knitting or purling it.

If you're on a knit row, put your right needle in the stitch like you're going to knit, and then just slip it to the right needle. (sl1k)

If you're on a purl row, put your right needle in the stitch like you're going to purl, and then just slip it to the right needle. (sl1p)

Here's a link that discusses it:
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art25.asp

And Amy has videos on this site that show how to do it!
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/abbreviations_explained/

NakedPancakes
03-11-2006, 05:31 PM
Ohh. Thanks!

>.< I can't believe they said it was one of the hardest things to do in knitting.

VictoiseC
03-13-2006, 05:03 PM
NakedPancakes! Wherever did you find that name! :rofling:

Funny what people say is difficult. That's so weird. Just a note... I made one of these scarves where you cast on 170 or whatever stitches. It's very interesting in that you don't have to keep turning your work after every little row.... you just keep knitting that long long way but you only have to do 8 or 10 rows and you're done. You do have to be careful your caston edge and castoff are both loosely done so it's doesn't 'curl' at one side.

I'm going to make another one soon because it was so interesting.

There's a picture of my scarf here (I couldn't figure out how to copy just the picture so you have to scroll down... it's RED)

http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2644&highlight=red+mohair+scarf#2644

Rennagayle
03-13-2006, 06:00 PM
I made several skinny scarves out of novelty yarns for Christmas (eyelash). I used size 13 needles, cast on 14 stitches, and knit in garter stitch (simple knit stitch) until I used up the skein of yarn.

If I were not so technologically impaired, I'd post a picture of them here to show you. :rollseyes: