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YarnKitten
11-07-2008, 01:15 AM
My nanny has been having dialysis for awhile now. She doesn't feel so good afterward and she feels cold. So I wanted to knit her a nice comfy warm scarf that's easy to get off with winter coming up. (HELLO, CANADA! =D)

So I need suggestions for a warm, soft scarf which will be easy to take off so she can get it off without much help when she gets home and goes to lay down. (Oh, and something machine washable would be a good help, too, so nothing with fibers that don't like that, please.) :heart:

Jan in CA
11-07-2008, 01:27 AM
Scarfs are just a long rectangle so there is no problem getting them off. Not sure what you mean.

I think a shawl would be a nice thing to knit for her.

You might need to join Lion Brand for these patterns.
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60301.html
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/kms-rippleshawl.html

http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/shawls-shrugs/feather-and-fan-comfort-shawl.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20041205014451/http://www.thesmartyarns.com/patterns/dec02/homespunshawl.html

YarnKitten
11-07-2008, 07:21 PM
When I meant something easy to get off, I meant something that wasn't like a lot of lace or made from any material which might catch on itself. (I've only knitted with acrylics, so I don't know if any might or not ...)

evona
11-07-2008, 07:35 PM
Here's a site with scarf patterns. You can look through the patterns, find one you like and think matches your ability and go at it :) There's a lot of really nice patterns that aren't lacy and delicate. Maybe a simple ribbed scarf with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn with some larger sized needles? That would be warm, easy to care for, easy to take off and just throw on the couch if you wanted and a quick knit :thumbsup:

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/scarves.php

Jan in CA
11-08-2008, 01:54 AM
Ohhhhh!! It's that trouble between languages even though we speak the same one..we have different slang. :teehee:

A scarf will really only warm her neck, but it will still be a lovely gesture. :hug:If you want a shawl check my other post.

This one is easy and comes out nice. Nicer than the pictures show. Scroll down.
http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2006/10/12/one_row_handspun_scarf.html

A few here are very easy.
http://alison.knitsmiths.us/pattern_beginners_scarves.html

Cynamar
11-08-2008, 11:04 PM
I''m doing a scrunchable scarf that is EASY! It's in multiples of three stitches. You knit two and purl one on both sides. You end up with a column of knit, one of purl, and one mixed. On big needles it goes fast and it's squishy. If you want fancy, Feather & Fan is very simple.

YarnKitten
11-09-2008, 12:36 AM
I've actually decided to go with this shawl.

http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/kms-rippleshawl.html

I hadn't thought of a shawl instead of a scarf for my nanny. This shawl seems like it'll be nice and warm for her. I picked up an acrylic/alpaca blend which should be soft and warm. (I couldn't find any of the Lion Brand yarn suggested, so I got the next best thing I could find.)

I'm excited to start on it tomorrow, though I might shorten it up. Since my nan's gotten sick the various times, she's a stick of a thing and FIVE FEET of a shawl might be too big. :P

Jan in CA
11-09-2008, 12:59 AM
I saw that one, but wasn't sure of your knitting level. It's beautiful! Be sure to share a photo when you're done!

Charlye
02-14-2011, 12:46 PM
I am having difficulty printing this pattern. What am I doing wrong>

Jan in CA
02-14-2011, 01:15 PM
I am having difficulty printing this pattern. What am I doing wrong>

What pattern? There were several linked to.