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Old 02-12-2007, 04:23 AM   #1
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My So Called Scarf KAL?
Anyone looking to knit up My So Called Scarf with me?
I'm hoping to finish two before winter ends! I've already bought 4 skeins of Manos.
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:38 AM   #2
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i'm in!
i just started mine on monday last week. i don't have a really verigated manos. it's supposed to be solid, but there are some variations in there. it's knitting up pretty nice. i changed the pattern and made the scarf a little skinnier.
i'm hoping to finish it this week and mail it off to my friend in alaska as a belated birthday present.
i'm about 1/3 of the length i want right now.

a KAL will help me stay on track and finish the darn thing!!!

and then maybe i'll buy some of the pretty verigated manos to knit anotherone.
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:39 AM   #3
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This scarf is on my "want to knit" list. I'll join you, although I might not start right away.
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:56 PM   #4
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I've frogged MSCS 4 times already! My edges havn't been turning out very neat.
The first two times I did the pattern as is. Too messy.
The third time I added a stitch on either side that I slipped at the start of a row and knitted at the end. That turned out cleaner but it really deviated from the flow of the pattern.
The fourth time I only added one stitch thinking I could just slip it at the start of a row... I completely miscalculated and it TOTALLY threw off the pattern rows.
Now I'm slipping the first stitch of the knit row knit-wise, and the last stitch of the same knit row purl-wise. It's working out really well and I have at least a good foot of the scarf! FINALLY.
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:48 AM   #5
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I found the edge stitches can be kinda loose unless you tighten them up. With the crossed stitches though, they're not like the usualy edge.

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Old 02-14-2007, 07:17 PM   #6
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here's how it's looking so far.

originally i started with manos del uruguay: mulled wine.
i was knitting from 2 skeins since they were so different, but, the swapping edge became too tight and started to pucker. i decided that this wasn't a color i would wear and that i wasn't going to spend countless hours finishing it. so, i decided to start again in a new colorway.



MSCS is so hard to frog. but, yeah, that's what's left of it.
the new colorway i bought was stellar. i chose really similar skeins so i decided to only knit from one... i'm halfway done with the first ball and.. just to be safe i've decided to start knitting from both.
after the many froggings i found that slipping the first and last stitches on the knit row definitely works. see how clean my edges look?
i currently have a good 24 inches!



i love working the knit side. for some reason it just flows out of my hands.
the purl side though has been giving me some trouble. all in all i'm pretty happy with how's it coming along.
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Looks great! The colorway on the second scarf really shows off the stitch pattern. I haven't seen that one at my LYS. I'll have to ask for it.
BTW-Did you add 2 stitches, then slip them on the knit side? I'm doing a scarf with a chain edge and I slip them purlwise and knit them on the other side.
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Old 02-15-2007, 01:34 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Jillle
BTW-Did you add 2 stitches, then slip them on the knit side? I'm doing a scarf with a chain edge and I slip them purlwise and knit them on the other side.
i actually just left the pattern how it was.
so, i cast on 30 stitches... and then on the row where you do the slips and knits i actually slip the first stitch knit-wise. and then at the end of the knit row i slip the last stitch purl-wise.
so the row looks like this:

Row 1: sl1k, *sl 1, K1, psso but before dropping the slipped stitch from the left needle, knit into the back of it* repeat until there is one stitch left, sl1p

The purl row is the same. It's been working out really well.

Oh! Just in case: the color # for the blue/gold one is 110. it's called stellar.
The purple/gold onen is #118 mulled wine.
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Thank you for all the info! I have some Manos left over from a hat I made. I think I'll try it out. (Also, I checked out your blog. Beautiful photography.)
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Well, I tried it out...and to my surprise...it worked! Yay! It may take me awhile, as I have a few things OTN's.
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