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Old 11-21-2010, 04:28 AM   #1
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Fast Scarves for Gifts
As usual, I'm making fast scarves to use as Christmas gifts. Last year, I made some chunky cowls and short scarves.

So far this year, I've finished up a Drop-Stitch Scarf. I used Lion Landscapes yarn, and size 13 needles, casting on 12 stitches.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:51 AM   #2
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Pretty! The drop stitch is always a good choice for fast scarves! I made quite a few of them last year.
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:34 PM   #3
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Isn't it fun to knit fast things like this, Wanda?

Do you have photos of any fast scarves you've made? I would like to have some ideas here for future reference.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:55 PM   #4
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Very pretty Shandeh. Thanks for the idea!
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Very pretty ... I love how colorful it is!
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that is a pretty scarf.

I will have to make a cabled scarf for my mom, special request, and fluffy yarn, too. So fast sounds gorgeous to me!

Have you tried bamboo stitch for scarfs? fast, decorative, repeptetive and you can do it all lined up of off-set one by one.

What is also nice is real dropped stitches, meaning all the way down (or to an increase stitch somewhere lower in the list).

Scarfs are really not my thing, but I will make at least that one for x-mas and probably some lace scarf, but that is off-topic here, since it is not fast at all.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:54 PM   #7
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Very pretty Shandeh. Thanks for the idea!


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Very pretty ... I love how colorful it is!
I love that yarn! The color is called "Coral Reef", which describes it perfectly.

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Have you tried bamboo stitch for scarfs? fast, decorative, repeptetive and you can do it all lined up of off-set one by one.
I haven't tried that stitch before. I'll look it up. Do you have a photo of a scarf made with the stitch?

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What is also nice is real dropped stitches, meaning all the way down (or to an increase stitch somewhere lower in the list).
Last year, I made a scarf for my mom for Mother's Day, and it had that drop stitch thing all the way down. Went SUPER FAST! I think I cast on about 25 stitches with a thin ribbon yarn. Knit for about 12 inches. Then on the last row, I dropped every other stitch, and pulled it until it ran to the beginning. All of a sudden, I had a long scarf. It was wild!
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Pretty Sandy! I love drop stitch scarves - they look very nice and whip up in no time....even for a slow knitter like me
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I'm a slow knitter too, Margaret! I COULD knit faster, but I have to keep it slow or I have pain in my hands.
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I do not think I have a pic of that scarf at hand. But I will take one. (One scarf I gave away, but that original one I still have).

Basically how you do it:

row 1: RS: k1 (border) then: *yo, k2, lift yo over the 2 stitches dropping it* repeat until last stitch, k1 (border)

Row 2: WS: purl all stitches

That is all there is to it, just repeat as many times as you want.

You can also work the row 1 every 4 rows.

Or you can work the *yo k2 slip yo over* then k2 and then repeat and do that offset every 2 rows.

Warning of my part: bamboo stitch rolls, maybe even a bit more than st st. But for my fashion scarf that was perfectly allright for me. (it basically looks like a tube but is not sewn down)

Very fast knit, pretty much nothing to memorize and great effect.

Here is a video:
http://garnstudio.com/lang/en/video.php?id=82
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