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Shryke 01-10-2013 06:35 AM

How can I copy the pattern for this scarf?
 
Hey all, first time poster here with a question!

I'm an amateurish knitter (been doing it for about 6 months) and so far I've mainly stuck to knitting scarves for myself, and as gifts. For my next project I have another scarf in mind, but this might be a bit more adventurous than my previous projects. I want to copy a dior homme scarf from 2005. I've managed to find measurements online (after rigorous searching!) and I already have the perfect alpaca wool for it.

Good pictures are hard to find (as the scarf is from an old collection) but these are the best 2 I have.

http://www.details.com/images/celebr...nhaalH_01a.jpg

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/po...&origIphoto=31

It looks to me like a kind of horizontal rib, but the 'ridges' are much slimmer than the 'gaps' (I guess the ridges are knits and the gaps are pearls?)

Can anyone offer any advice? Also, if this is a horizontal rib, which is almost a variant of stockinette, is there any risk of the scarf curling?

Thanks!

salmonmac 01-10-2013 06:59 AM

It looks like it's knit vertically from the short edge up the length of the scarf. It could an elongated stitch made by wrapping the yarn twice around the needle and then dropping the second wrap on the next row. Here's a video for a more elongated stitch made by wrapping 4 times around the needle but the idea is the same. The edges look like slipped stitches to give the nice chain edge up the sides (slip the first stitch and knit the last stitch of the row).
Another possibility is that Dior is going retro and reviving the condo stitch which uses one fat needle and one much smaller needle to achieve somewhat the same effect.
In both cases you're essentially doing garter stitch so you don't have to worry about the scarf curling.

Shryke 01-10-2013 07:24 AM

Thanks so much for your reply! I can't watch the video at the moment (I will do tonight) but even without that, I think I can understand how this works.

The only part that confuses me slightly is the slipped stitches, which is something I've never done before. I guess the reason that I'm confused, is that surely if you do one thing to the first stitch of the row (slip) and one thing to the last (knit) then one of the long edges will look different to the other?

salmonmac 01-10-2013 07:28 AM

Actually, the edges turn out the same. Slip the first st, knit the last, turn and when you start the next row, you'll slip that stitch that was knit at the end of the last row.
Play around with some scrap yarn to see what gives you the look you want. It's a good looking scarf that'll be fun to knit.

Shryke 01-10-2013 07:31 AM

Ohh, I see how that works! Sorry, that's my amateur-ness showing through

I'm really looking forward to getting started on it - I will probably do a test run with some spare yarn.

I'll have to post the results when I've finished it!

Thanks again for your help, and for being so welcoming to a new member.

salmonmac 01-10-2013 07:48 AM

Delighted to have you here. We're all amateurs, knitting lovers, here so you're got plenty of company

GrumpyGramma 01-10-2013 12:30 PM

If you check out the VIDEOS link at the top of the page you can find a Demo of a Small Project; in it, Amy slips the first stitch so you can see how it works.

Shryke 01-22-2013 07:50 AM

As promised, here are some pictures of the finished item... thanks for all of your help!




salmonmac 01-22-2013 08:01 AM

Oh, beautiful! That turned out really well. How long did you make it?

Shryke 01-22-2013 08:35 AM

Hey, thanks!

It's about 7.5" wide and 98" long without fringing, 114" with fringing.


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