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Old 11-01-2011, 05:55 PM   #11
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Wow, it looks great! You have learned so much in such a short time. Congrats on your first finished project. What next?
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:40 PM   #12
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Nice one Ash, the scarf turned out lovely.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:23 PM   #13
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Yay! That looks good!
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:39 AM   #14
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Y'all are just so sweet! Thanks once again!!

@salmonmac - I want to make a hat to match this scarf so am looking for videos that I can follow. If you know of any for beginners, please forward them!!

What other projects do y'all recommend for beginners?

Also, what size yarn and scarf (stitches, rows) would you recommend for a scarf for a man? I want to make one for my fiance but not as bulky or wide as this one. Any suggestions?

Thanks again everyone! Y'all make learning to knit so much fun!
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:31 AM   #15
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If you go to Ravelry (free to join) and do a search for garter stitch hat, there are all sorts that show up. Good luck with it!
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:52 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
If you go to Ravelry (free to join) and do a search for garter stitch hat, there are all sorts that show up. Good luck with it!
Yay...it looks awesome!!! Very good...glad you didn't chuck the whole thing The edge thing is something I kinda "learned"/practiced with.. I know someone posted a video here along time ago, maybe they will remember and re post..Or go to search here and try looking up edging..Once again...Congrats, girl you did it!!!!!!
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:35 AM   #17
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There's also tons of patterns on www.knittingpatterncentral.com and www.dailyknitter.com and www.knitty.com - they're sorted by category. Most men like a shorter scarf, maybe 55-60" instead of 70" and probably about 6 or 7" wide. But if he already has some, check and see how long he likes, some prefer longer ones.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:08 AM   #18
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Ribbed Scarf for Men
Hi,

I figured I'd ask this question here since y'all have been so supportive so far! My next project will be a ribbed scarf for my husband. I found one on Lion Brand website that I liked but most people recommended increasing the stitches from 36 to 48. I am not how to increase the directions for the increased stitches. Which is better for a male scarf, 36 or 48 stitches?

The original was:

Cast on 36 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): Knit 2, purl 2, (knit 4, purl 4) 3 times, knit 4, purl 2, knit 2.
Row 2 (WS): Purl 2, knit 2, (purl 4, knit 4) 3 times, purl 4, knit 2, purl 2.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until Scarf measures about 66 in. (167.5 cm) from beginning. Bind off.

What should I do to increase it to 48 stitches? Where to add the extra knits and pearls? Help!
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It depends on your gauge, the yarn and needle size you use. Cast on about 24 sts and just do the stitches as -
Row 1, Knit 2, purl 2, knit 4, purl 4 knit 4, purl 2, knit 2, and
Row 2, Purl 2, knit 2, (purl 4, knit 4) purl 4, knit 2, purl 2.
- for about 3". Then measure how wide that is. If twice as many sts will get you the width you want, then go with 48, but if that will be too big, then use 36. If you use 48 sts then repeat the (knit 4, purl 4) 4 times instead of 3.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:22 PM   #20
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Ash -

Wow! That's an impressive amount of work first time out. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

What Cheley is recommending for your edge, slipping the first stitch, I don't have a link for, but for the first stitch of every row:

1. insert your needle as if to knit (or purl), then transfer the stitch without knitting(purling).

2. knit (or purl) the next stitch, pulling enough to tighten that first transferred stitch.

3. continue the rest of the row, turn and repeat.

This will give a straighter edge than working that first stitch.

Happy knitting!
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