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Danielle 02-12-2006 01:00 PM

Scrunchable Scarf -- Help!!
I am trying to start a scrunchable scarf, but it is just not looking right. How many stitches should I cast on?? I know it says in multiples of 3, plus 2 extra. I did 24, and then 2 extra, so 26. Is that right? It is just not looking right to me. Help! TIA!

Ingrid 02-12-2006 01:18 PM

The numbers are right. Are you slipping the first stitch and knitting the last? They're not included in the k2, p1 stitch pattern.

Jan in CA 02-12-2006 01:28 PM

Yep, that's right. The extra two stitches make the edges nice and even. ;)

Danielle 02-12-2006 01:33 PM

Okay, I see now!! So I slip the first and knit the last. Do I slip it kwise or pwise? Thanks so much!! :D :D

Jan in CA 02-12-2006 01:34 PM

I always slip PURLwise unless otherwise stated. (As long as you are consistent it probably doesn't matter much though.)

EDIT: I just changed it to PURLwise... I don't know why I put knitwise originally. I need more coffee... :rollseyes:

Ingrid 02-12-2006 01:40 PM

I slip purlwise unless otherwise stated. Its up to you, I guess! It really makes no difference in this case--however you like the edge to look.

sogrammatical 02-12-2006 01:51 PM

I'm working on one and I accidently slipped the stitches knitwise for the first few rows, so that's what I've continued doing, and it looks fine. It's a different look from slipping them purlwise, but it certainly doesn't look bad.

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