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Old 09-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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Making a Scarf W/Different Weight Wool
I want to make this scarf for my husband for Christmas.

He chose the wool recently on a trip to Northern Michigan, it's Stonehedge Fibres Yarn in a dark red with tweedy black flecks. But it's worsted weight and the pattern calls for DK. It's not a complicated pattern but the heavier weight yarn will affect how it looks.... so should I use smaller needles? Cast on less stitches? Or just go for it and see what happens? I want to knit it at work during my lunch break so he doesn't see it, which means I can't really knit and block a swatch before starting the project. What would you advise I do?
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:35 PM   #2
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I've been poking about on Ravelry and I think I might be OK as is, the yarn says 17 - 21 stitches = 4 inches, the scarf is 22 stitches. Also the needle size recommended is US 6 - 8 and the scarf uses US 7.

If you do look at the yarn, that photo of the dark red, top left, is what I bought.
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Originally Posted by butlersabroad View Post
I want to make this scarf for my husband for Christmas.

He chose the wool recently on a trip to Northern Michigan, it's Stonehedge Fibres Yarn in a dark red with tweedy black flecks. But it's worsted weight and the pattern calls for DK. It's not a complicated pattern but the heavier weight yarn will affect how it looks.... so should I use smaller needles? Cast on less stitches? Or just go for it and see what happens? I want to knit it at work during my lunch break so he doesn't see it, which means I can't really knit and block a swatch before starting the project. What would you advise I do?
I love the scarf and the idea of sneaky knitting is so sweet You can certainly knit this scarf in the worsted weight, I would alter the finished dimensions of the scarf slightly due to the fact that it will be a bit of a bulkier fabric - increase the width to maybe 5 1/2 or 6" and decrease the length, maybe 72". You can do a small swatch to determine not only gauge but which needle size you would prefer. You might initially do a swatch in a size 8 needle and see if you are happy with the look. HTH

BTW I this stitch pattern.
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I don't have any size 8 needles, so I'm off out to Mike's this lunchtime armed with a 40% off coupon. I brought the yarn and my size 7's to work with me this morning, so after I get the size 8's I can do a few rows on each needle and see what I like best.

I really likes the stitch pattern too, thought it would be great for a male scarf. I found it through the Patterns section on this site, there's a ton of good stuff there.
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It is a great stitch pattern for a man's scarf! I look forward to hearing about your progress.
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