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Old 03-21-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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knit gaiter for backpacker
My adult daughter wants me to knit her a gaiter (neck scarf) for abackpacking trip The considerations are light weight, warm, wicking moisture away from neck. What are suggestions for yarn? I'm stumped when it comes to the wicking moisture away (her words) and what about patterns? I see one on lionbrand.com Pattern #: 60121A. Does someone know of a better one?
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:32 PM   #2
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You probably want to go with a wool, even when wet it still keeps you warm. I don't know of any yarn that 'wicks moisture away' from the body.

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Old 03-22-2011, 10:55 AM   #3
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2 minutes on google gave me this:

http://www.knitonecrochettoo.com/wick.htm

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:09 AM   #4
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Cool, it's made with polypropelene which is good at wicking moisture. Nice colors.
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:01 PM   #5
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Gaiters are boot and lower pant leg covers.... or at least where I am from......curious
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:21 PM   #6
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Neck gaiters go around the neck.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:55 PM   #7
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I find that the funniest thing! :D
Actually when I first read the knit gaiters bit, I wondered how that would work...LOL!
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:51 AM   #8
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There are free patterns on Ravelry. I found a couple of great, easy, quick ones there.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:00 AM   #9
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You can use any hat pattern to get the number of cast on stitches. It's basically a tube open on both ends and knit with circulars or double points. I would suggest using a German twisted cast on to make it easier to get on and off. Knitting Help has tutorial videos on this cast on.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on

On size 8 needles, I believe I cast on 80 or 90 stitches. The height of this is 9 inches. I used a rib pattern, either k1,p1 or k2, p2. These are sometimes called circle scarves. One of mine is in wool. It's very warm. I like it because I can pull it up over my face when it gets windy or cold and it stays in place. I don't have the ends of a scarf coming undone and flapping all over the place. You don't use as much yarn, either, and it's more practical.
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