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Old 02-14-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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Stiff scarf?
Since you all were so helpful yesterday, I figured I'd ask this question before I get too far into my next project.

I just started to knit a scarf for my friend, and I wanted to make it extra thick, so I decided to do it with two threads together. I'm just doing K2P2, with Red Heart Super Saver yarn, and it's getting really stiff. Do I need to use bigger needles, or is it just because of the yarn I'm using? Will it get softer if I wash it? Should I use a different stitch pattern?

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Old 02-14-2012, 10:12 AM   #2
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Using a larger size needle (probably several sizes larger) is definitely going to help make it more pliable. What size needle are you currently using?
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If you're using the same needle you would knit a single strand with, that's the problem. Doubling RHSS would give you a super bulky yarn weight and you need at least an 11, but probably a 13 or 15 needle would be better to make it soft and drapey.
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Thanks, guys! I was using size 9 needles and switched to size 13, it already looks and feels much better!
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