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Old 11-23-2007, 08:00 PM   #1
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single layer scarf?
Hey everyone,

I'm new to knitting and would like to make a scarf that's single layer (not the double layer that you fold and stitch together) If I make it striped and have to keep changing the yarn color how do I get it so that I don't end up with a lot of ends to weave in that might be noticeable? Also, if I knit it with circular needles to get the stockinette stitch will it still curl?

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Old 11-23-2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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You would just knit it flat, but you will see where the color changes especially if you do stockinette. As for the ends, you can lessen the weaving of ends by carrying the yarn up the side, but it will look different on one side than the other.

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Old 11-24-2007, 08:53 AM   #3
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Stocking stitch doesn't care what kind of needles it was knit on it will still curl. You can carry up an end/ends on both sides instead, that will not be so uneven. I did one like that and really like the effect but that way it's probably better with only 2 colours and only 2 rows of each colour at a time.

You will need one DPN, the other needle can be straight or DPN or whatever. I hope I can explain this right:

Say it's red and blue. Imagine you have just knit 2 red rows and now it's time for the blue. The scarf is on the DPN.
Attach the blue on the end of the row OPPOSITE the end where the red is hanging off. You can knit from this end because it's a DPN.
So now you have the blue hanging off one end, hold the needle so that this blue end is toward your right side. The red is hanging off the other end toward your left side. Ignore the red: knit 2 rows with the blue (it's now back on the DPN). Knitting normally from left needle to right needle.

Now turn so the red end is on the right: blue is on the other end, ignore blue, knit 2 rows with red.


Did that make sense?
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