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Old 02-07-2005, 12:14 AM   #1
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Bag full of yarn
I purchased 20 different yarns of varying shades and textures to make a Throw.

These are the instructions.

cast on 150 stitches using #11 32 inch cir needles. All garter stitch using a new yarn for each row.

I can't start knitting because i cannot figure out how to start a new row with a different yarn.

I also have to leave 4"-6" ends at the beginning and end of each row. These will be used as part of my fringe.

I get the 4"-6" thing. Duhhh!!!!!! but how do i start a new row with a different color?

I have had this yarn for a month sitting in a bag not knowing what to do.

If i take the yarn back to the LYS the owner will be ticked as i spent way to much money on yarn to begin with. I doubt that she would be happy with me if i returned it.

Being a new knitter i should of known better. Then i thought keep it someone on this site will help you.

Thank you in advance for any help. Anne
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Old 02-07-2005, 01:05 AM   #2
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Hi Anne,

So there's fringe on the ends that you can use the beginning and end yarns for? In that case I guess I'd just start knitting at the beginning of the row with the new yarn, and see how it works, to just leave the end dangling to use as fringe. If they don't give instructions, maybe this is what they mean to do. If the end stitches end up being loose or bad looking, you could always knot adjacent strands together afterwards, to secure the stiches in place.

...I've never done knitting with exposed fringe ends like this, so I'm just guessing that this might work. Perhaps you can try a little sample swatch like this, and see how the ends act, and whether you like it.

Hope that helps! Sorry I don't have a sure answer for you...
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if you do knot strands together, don't do a square knot with them (holding the strands separately, and tied like a shoe-lace), but rather, hold the strands together, and knot them as one strand, for a neater fringe. A square knot will make the strands point in all different directions, and they won't line up nicely.

Let us know how it goes, and what works!
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:06 AM   #3
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Re: Bag full of yarn
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I have had this yarn for a month sitting in a bag not knowing what to do.
Easy! Send it all to me! duhhhhh!
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:58 AM   #4
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i have made a scarf like this. it is a fun way to use up extra yarn and novelty yarn. also, i read about a fun group knit-along where everyone throws a skein or two of yarn on the table and everyone helps themselves to a bit of each skein to make a scarf in the fashion you described. they are super fun looking...

so, to answer your question, just leave a tail on each end to use as your fringe.
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Old 02-07-2005, 12:16 PM   #5
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Thank you Amy,foldedbird,amig........

Okay foldedbird i will send it all to you. You can make it for me and send it back DEAL????

I measure 4-6" at the beginning of each row for fringe. I dont knit that..... I leave it hanging.......and also at the end of each row.

what i dont understand is how to knit "each row in a different color". HOw do i add each row. I am not casting on each row like i did for the first one.

Since i am using a new yarn each time i dont get how to connect it

How do i add it on my needles, how will it stay stitched....
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:50 PM   #6
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I did this....
Anne... Hi. Hey, I'm originally from Michigan, years and years ago.
Owosso. Now live in New York.

Anyhoo, yeah, that's just fringe you are creating each time. I made a scarf like this and the fringe was too much for me, so I knotted some together, like 3, and I braided some also. Made it less messy.

Adding a new color is easy (I hope I can describe it right but most knitting magazines or books can show you). You just measure out that long fring bit... you can be using the ones next to it as you go for length... then take the new yarn and twist it once around the yarn piece you are leaving on that side, tighten it up at the needles and start knitting with the new color. Does that sound right all you pros out there? Knit the first stitch a little tight and there will be no problem. The thing that bothers me about this pattern however, is are you SURE you want that many colors... I mean to do a row every single row in a new color, that's pretty psychdeclic psychadelic .... hm. I did a new color every 4 or 5 rows, according to what looked good. Unless you are knitting in a great big chunky yarn... you really don't need to change every row. Well, my 2 cents. NOW.

I am going to try and post a picture for the first time of the scarf I made with matching hat. With fringe like you described.

good luck! Vic
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:51 PM   #7
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OH MY GOD AMY AND EVERYBODY!!!!
I DID IT I DID IT! Ha ha, I can't believe it! Oo oo oo oo oo oooo

I feel like dancing around the room.



(Will make the pictures a little smaller next time I think)


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Old 02-07-2005, 03:46 PM   #8
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Congratulations Victoise!!! I'm so happy to see that you achieved your picture posting goal

Yay!!

I look forward to seeing much more now of course. And that scarf is beautiful.
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nothing much
thanks belderaan..... got a bunch of vintage red mohair from ebay and combined it with other stuff I had laying around.

I like the scarf but not sure how I like it on me. It's a bit 'flash'.
You have to be in a big mood to wear this red scarf.

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Ya know what looks really hot? If you wear mostly all black with one big colored accessory (like a red scarf). It's also great if you're fashion-challenged like me! Black blouse, black pants/skirt, black shoes...red scarf. Easy!
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