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Old 07-12-2007, 01:23 PM   #1
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Scrunchable Scarf ??'s
OK, I know there are tons of threads that mention this pattern, but I couldn't for the life of me find these answers (I am not saying they're not there, just that I couldn't find them)

Not sure if the particulars make a difference, but I am using Malabrigo Worsted Weight. This is for my niece who is going to NZ in October. She is fairly petite, about 5'1" and a small build.

What needle size should I use
How many stitches should I cast on for a good width
And how long would you recommend

I have made one scarf since I started knitting, and believe it or not, it was a huge failure... yeah, how do you screw up a scarf... put me in charge!:rofling: So I am really nervous about making this perfect for her. (As perfect as I am capable, anyway)

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Old 07-12-2007, 01:51 PM   #2
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There's a pattern for it here I used a #8 needle for mine, and it came out a fairly decent size. The measurments are 4.5" across and I made it about 5.5 feet long.
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Old 07-12-2007, 02:05 PM   #3
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Again, thanks!

Yeah, that's the pattern I printed, but it gives no particulars at all... guess they assume a body knows what the heck they are doing.....
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:19 PM   #4
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I cast on 32 stitches, and I ended up with a 4.5 inch wide scarf. It all depends on your gauge though.
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:19 PM   #5
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I don't remember how many I cast on--I think 36, and I used a size 9 needle. What I did was cast on, knit a few rows, and then decided if I wanted it that width. I used about 2 skeins and it was probably a good 6 feet long.
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I think I used a size 8 needle for mine. I did the same as Ingrid, with checking the width to see if I liked it. I used about 1 3/4 skeins, and mine is about 5.5 feet long
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:38 PM   #7
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Yes, I think because of her height, I will make it a bit shorter... plus, it would be cool to be able to make her one of those headband things that keeps your ears warm, to match....

I will experiment... I am still at the stage that I am used to starting projects several times.... :rofling: it used to aggravate me... now I just accept it as a part of life..... what can ya do?

But I really appreciate any and all input.
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I like starting things, trying out different stitch patterns in different yarns to see what works.
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I made a skinny one out of Malabrigo - I think I cast on 20 stitches with size 9 needles? Anyway, it was almost 6 feet long. I used a skein.
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I think I cast on 38 sts so i could slip the first stitch of each row to make a neater edge, i also used needles a size or 2 bigger than the ball band called for. As for how long, I make them as long as the person is tall or there abouts. I think a headband/ear warmer is a great idea and maybe a pair of wrist warmers. (fingerless gloves)

I love this pattern so much that I use it on sweaters,scarves, and hats and almost any place you put ribbing. It makes a really cute touque. (hat,cap)
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