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Old 11-23-2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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FO: Cowl/Infinity Scarf Thingy plus one more
Did this up in about 3 hours last night. It took the entire ball of yarn I bought. I love it but wish it could have been a bit longer. It looks like it hangs to the belly on the maniquin but on me it comes just to my chest. I like the way it turned out however I think maybe I binded off too tight because it is tighter along the edge on one side and isn't as stretchy. Are there more than one way to bind off on a knit row that maybe would have made it looser? I'm going to check in at the yarn store after work and ask them what they think the problem is. I posted it on my facebook and now everyone wants me to knit them one haha. The pattern I used if anyone is interested is http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-stitch-cowl-3 but I cast on 66 stitches to make it longer and did only one yarn over. I'm wearing it today and getting compliments.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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Not surprised at the compliments! It's a beautiful scarf and very well done. (You can always bind off using a size or two larger needle in the right hand or try Jenny's bind off with just knit sts.)
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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Very pretty! What kind of yarn is it? You might be able to block it so it stretches a bit. Newly knit projects sometimes bunch up.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:47 PM   #4
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:47 PM   #5
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Very pretty! What kind of yarn is it? You might be able to block it so it stretches a bit. Newly knit projects sometimes bunch up.
It's called Schachenmayr "Bravo Big" yarn. I've never blocked anything before so I'm not too sure how to do that. It's very strange the way its so much tighter. The bottom is so loose and stretchy almost like ribbed.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:05 PM   #6
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There are many ways to bind off more loosely from using a larger needle to Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy bind off. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53Mtbkyf5CQ If you do a search you can find others. Undoubtedly one of them will suit your needs. Once I used the Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off and it was too stretchy so I redid it and as in this case I was binding off ribbing, I only used the yo with the purl stitches.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:34 AM   #7
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It looks perfect!
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In things like this you often need to use a different bind off or at least use a larger needle. The standard bind off isn't particularly stretchy.
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Ahh ok so how much larger should the needles be? I used size 10mm needles for this project
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If you're doing the standard bind off you could try one needle size larger and don't pull the loops too tight.. I've heard some people use two sizes larger, but start with one.

You could also do Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. It really is stretchy! Don't use a larger needle when doing this one.

I suggest swatching and trying different ones.
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