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Old 10-08-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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i'm new to all this and would like some help with a project i couldn't find any information anywhere, i want to knit a scarf with a large symbol on each end lets use a peace symbol for convenience sake how do i do that and have it look right i drew up a pattern but am not sure how to actually go about knitting it any help will be greatly appreciated
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:38 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to knitting and to the forum.
Take a look at the videos on the Free Videos tab at the top of the page. Under Advanced Techniques are videos for Fair Isle and Intarsia. Depending on the level of detail in your symbol. one or the other would work. For somthing like the peace symbol, Fair Isle works because the color areas are small across the row. For larger areas of color, Intarsia is better.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:02 PM   #3
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Have you knit at all yet? If not I suggest practicing first before you dive into what sounds like intarsia.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:17 PM   #4
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i have knitted a bit mostly scarfs,i am in the process of knitting a Dr Who scarf for my brother but my son wants one with the symbols for his favorite video game on it so i thought i'd ask before i just jumped into it
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:52 PM   #5
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Okay, check the video for intarsia inthe advanced techniques section. Unless you're knitting in the round that's how you add color while you're knitting. If you are knitting in the round check the fair isle video.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:26 PM   #6
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i am having so much trouble with this sigh i'm not even sure how i should be casting on with the two colors in the intarsia video she has already cast on
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