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Old 11-29-2007, 11:50 PM   #1
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Dumb question alert! Can I just knit a scarf ....
in the round, joining as I go and sew up the ends? (I actually asked this already but it got lost in a thread.) I really want a fun striped scarf (or otherwise colorful) and love stockinette.

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Old 11-29-2007, 11:58 PM   #2
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Sure you could. Depending on the width, you might need to use dpns, 2 circs or Magic loop, unless it will fit on a 16" needle.
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:16 AM   #3
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Yes, it seems a fairly traditional way to do scaves.
Lots of patterns for them out there, Here are just a few I found. (not that you need a pattern really, easy enough to do without one)
Scarf1
Scarf2
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Scarf5
BookmarkScarf
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VintageScarfCap
ScarfCowlHood
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I have a question about choosing cable length....
http://www.knitterstalk.com/showthread.php?tid=13

The Microspun it uses is pretty thin. If I use these directions with a wool like Lamb's Pride and a size 8 (or so) needle, and a 16 inch cable, how do I decide how many to CO? Is the 16 inch cable too large?

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I would cast on enough to go all the way around the needle so that they will move comfortably and not have to be stretched out.
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Scrafcowhood, has anyone made this using just wool yarn (not fun yarns). This seems like such a good idea.

I would like to make it using, Cascade 128 Tweed, it knits at 3 1/2 stitches per inch on a 10 needle. Would knitting with one strand of yarn be enough?

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Yes that yarn and needle size would work quite well. No need to double strand it.
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those scarf/hoods are knit at an extra loose guage to give them the stretch/contraction needed for the transition. I think fluffy yarn is probably used because it fills up the 'holes' of the very loose fabric and makes it look more solid.
Regular yarn might work but you will need to have a very open weave to achieve the same function. Hope that makes sense.
maybe a mohair type yarn would work for that.
here is 2 more links for another one, worked in regular yarn (different method).
http://www.knitlist.com/95gift/magic.htm
this shows picture tutorial for that pattern.
http://spellingtuesday.com/magicscarf.html
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