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Old 11-30-2006, 03:19 PM   #1
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how many to cast on for a scarf?
My husband wants a wide scarf. How many stitches should I cast on? I'm thinking 40. Is that way to much? Even for a big, cozy scarf?
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:22 PM   #2
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that seems like a lot to me but maybe not. what kind of pattern are you doing? you could try casting on to see what you get. I find that my knitting gets wider after the cast on too so you could cast on and see how wide it is stretched out a bit across the needles to get an idea.

any idea how wide he thinks he wants it?
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:30 PM   #3
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My knitting gets a tad wider after CO, too. So you could CO some stitches and see about how wide it is. 40 does seem like a lot, but maybe he wants more of a wrap?
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:34 PM   #4
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You didn't mention what weight of yarn you were using. If you're using worsted or DK, 40 probably wouldn't be too much... but remember, the more you cast on, the longer it'll take to finish! Oh, and if you choose a rib pattern, that'll pull the scarf in so that it looks narrower, so remember to account for that too.
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:36 PM   #5
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It's just a garter stitch. All knitting, no purling. (beginner). I think it may be too much. Maybe I'll go for 30 as see what happens. Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:42 PM   #6
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30 should be about right if you're using about size 8-10 needles and worsted weight yarn. That would make it around 7" wide when finished.

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Old 11-30-2006, 03:42 PM   #7
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Hmm. It's 100% wool. The tag doesn't say what the weight is. When I bought it the woman at the store said it would be fine for the project I was doing. Maybe this helps - it says "50 grams at net standard condition". Does that mean anything?
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nope... there should be a place where it says how many stitches per inch and the suggested needle size. What kind of yarn is it? Brand and all that ya know.
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No, gram weight doesn't really mean anything without a yardage length. If you've got about 200 yards that's probably worsted.

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It's Zara brand. I'll write out everything, don't know what most of it means. 100% wool.
e (european?) g 50 cond. - 1,75 oz
ca. 125m/mt - 136,5 yds
10x10 cm
31 R
23 M
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