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Old 12-29-2010, 06:41 PM   #1
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Ideas for a tomboyish kinda girl?
Hi, it's been quite a while since I posted on here. I got really into crocheting for a couple of years, and now I'm back to being really into knitting lol. Anyway, today I finally mastered the purl stitch after at least 9 years of knitting. I am very proud of myself. I just never really got purling before for some reason. Anyway, I'm wanting to make something for my girlfriend. She's kinda tomboyish, so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas? I was thinking along the lines of maybe a hat or a scarf or a sweater or somewhere in there. Thanks for the help!!
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:58 PM   #2
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Scarves and hats are always good. Maybe fingerless mitts, too. A sweater is fine, but requires fitting so unless you have lots of time and access to her measurements and know exactly what she likes I'd go with the first ideas I gave. Welcome back to knitting!
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Thanks, I've really missed it. I've been having that "craving" to knit recently.
I'm not exactly sure what her style would be, as far as knitted things go. Right now she's visiting with her Dad and Ill and I want to surprise her with something. I think you're right, I'll probably go with a scarf or a hat. Now to decide which one, and what pattern lol. They all look great to me!!
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:17 AM   #4
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I'm currently fascinated with the Irish Hiking Scarf (free pattern here). It might just suit you. I'm making it for a male friend of mine who loves geocaching, as my first cabling project (apparently it's quite easy, for cables). Plus, since it's so simple and so distinctive, there are patterns out there (sorry for no links) for hats and mittens to match. Seems like this might challenge you just a hair and fit the bill for your friend at the same time!
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You know, I was just thinking this morning that I was going to try a scarf with cables in it. I think that this would be the perfect project. It'll challenge me, and it'll give her a perfect gift that'll keep her nice and warm! Thanks so much!!
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The Irish Hiking Scarf is not reversible if that matters to you. I prefer the look of reversible myself so here's a few that are.

http://dityfleur.wordpress.com/2009/...g-cable-scarf/
http://sweatersurgery.blogspot.com/2...ble-scarf.html

This one is for bulky yarn -
http://www.krazyawesome.com/knitmons...aid-scarf.html
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I made this one recently:
http://www.cometosilver.com/patterns/palindrome.htm

It's reversable and looks almost exactly like the Irish Hiking Scarf. It's a nice pattern to do because it has so many repeats! I hope you're able to find something that works for you!
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Originally Posted by myjoyoverflows View Post
I made this one recently:
http://www.cometosilver.com/patterns/palindrome.htm

It's reversable and looks almost exactly like the Irish Hiking Scarf. It's a nice pattern to do because it has so many repeats! I hope you're able to find something that works for you!
I forgot about that one! That's a good one if you want to do more cables.
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I'm wondering.....is there a way that I could make the cables on both sides on the irish hiking scarf? Like maybe add a row or something? I already started on the scarf that HSR had posted. I didn't even know that cables could be on both sides until you said something! I haven't gotten to the cables yet, I'm just working on the knitting and purling that you do before you get to the cables. I'm like fixin to start on row 7. Thanks for the help ya guys!!!
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Reversible cables are usually accomplished by using ribbing or seed stitch so it looks the same on both sides.

If you start ribbing now make sure that you have the correct number of stitches so it'll come out right and then do whatever you did on this end on the other end so it looks intentional. Frankly though if I'd only done 7 rows I'd start over.
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