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Susan P. 04-14-2007 10:04 AM

Pattern for diagonal lines in a scarf please?
Just to save me having to think and think :-) Does anyone have a pattern on hand that will allow me to knit a scarf say in stockinette (any other stitch but cable would be fine) but will give me diagonal 'concave' lines or troughs through that? There may be some stitches through that but I'd like the majority of the diagonal line to be like a trough.

Thanks in anticipation.

suzeeq 04-14-2007 10:13 AM

:?? Do you have a picture of what you have in mind...?


Susan P. 04-14-2007 10:23 AM

No. Is my description too vague? I sat fiddling one night in front of the TV and began the basic idea. Perhaps I need to achieve the 'look' I want and then graph it or come back and explain the sort of knit style and see if someone may have a pattern that way. But I certainly want the troughs to be 'lower' if possible that the rest of the knitting. Perhaps I need to garter stitch and then have the diagonals as 'knit' sections. I think that would achieve the basic 'look' but I'm just not mad keen on garter necessarily. Depends on the yarn. I doubt a change in needle size alone would achieve it.

suzeeq 04-14-2007 10:51 AM

I think you can get what you want by doing alternating bands of stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stitch, but I'm stuck on the diagonal, unless you do it as a diagonal knit. Maybe something like this... or this -


cmk 04-14-2007 04:53 PM

A few years ago I knitted a scarf using stockinette and reverse stockinette and it had an undulated effect. Mine was just knitted straight across, not diagonal. I think for a diagonal, I would alternate the stockinette and reverse stockinette within the row and move the pattern over by one stitch in each row, eg., k5, p5. k5, p5 on the first row. The second row, p1, k5, p5, k5, p4, etc. I don't know how experienced you are, but if you are fairly new to knitting, I think this would be easier than increasing and deceasing at the ends and keeping in pattern.

Does this make sense?


hummingbird 04-14-2007 06:48 PM

maybe you'd like my pattern?
It has diagonal stripes.

Susan P. 04-14-2007 07:56 PM

Hi ladies. Thanks for the tips. You know the 'fur on the bias' is the closest one to what I have in my head.

Hummingbird, that's a pretty pattern and I'd actually welcome it but in this case I want what cmk is calling the undulating effect. I'm working to finish an item now and then will try that patterning cmk on a couple of different yarn types and see if I can achieve the effect.

Thanks all!

Jill A. 04-14-2007 08:07 PM

I just CO the "A Scart Askew" from Magknits. It's for my brother for Christmas. Maybe this is what you are looking for.

Susan P. 04-14-2007 08:56 PM

Hi Jill, I put that into a google search and didn't come up with anything.

The fur on a bias one..the second image link offered by suzeeq is the look I'm after - I called it troughs but perhaps hills and valleys might be a better way to describe.

five_six 04-14-2007 09:37 PM

This is the one that Jill is talking about... you could just make the furrows in it wider.

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