Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-17-2008, 08:47 AM   #1
quiltbee69
Casting On
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
scarves for soldiers
hi there

there is a group collecting scarves to send over for the soldiers. they have to be a certain size and color.

anyway...they ask they be knitted so as to not "curl" up on the ends. What stitch should I use. I dont really know how to knit. Want to learn how enuff to make a few scarves for the troops.

if anyone else is interested i can send you the info.

i have to get my how-to book out to learn how to cast on again.....LOL
quiltbee69 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to quiltbee69 For This Useful Post:
RuthieinMaryland (08-17-2008)

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 08-17-2008, 09:02 AM   #2
RuthieinMaryland
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland - GREAT steamed crab country! :o)
Posts: 624
Thanks: 1,420
Thanked 470 Times in 234 Posts
Hi! Yes, please send the info on the scarves needed for soldiers. Last year I knitted a bunch of scarves for friends, family and the community elderly. I used one ball of homespun, working from the center pull and the outside thread so I could use a double strand. I cast on 12 stitches and knit each row to the end of the hank of yarn. They were very warm, very nice and squishy in the garter stitch (each row knit) and fast to work up. I don't know if this'd be suitable, but thought you'd like to know about it.

Thanks!
Ruthie

PS - I used size 19 needles
RuthieinMaryland is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RuthieinMaryland For This Useful Post:
quiltbee69 (08-17-2008)
Old 08-17-2008, 09:06 AM   #3
quiltbee69
Casting On
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Ruthie.....thats my Mom's nickname...lol

OK....I will send you the info. Email me at rn2639@cox.net and I will reply with it.

Does the knit stitch curl up on ends?? Yarn has to be 100% wool.

Thanks Ruthie
Laurie
quiltbee69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2008, 09:39 AM   #4
farmgirl
1st Leg of the Journey
 
farmgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 163
Thanks: 58
Thanked 91 Times in 77 Posts
I am going to e-mail you for the info. Knitting every row is garter stich and it doesn't curl. Stockinette stich is knitting 1 row and purling the next and it does curl. You can use stockinette but ou would need a garter stich border. Hope this helps.
__________________

Lori
"Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might." -Ecclesiastes 9:10
farmgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2008, 12:50 PM   #5
sabrinasmom
Knitting the Flap
 
sabrinasmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Thomasville, NC
Posts: 250
Thanks: 28
Thanked 88 Times in 88 Posts
Originally Posted by farmgirl View Post
I am going to e-mail you for the info. Knitting every row is garter stich and it doesn't curl. Stockinette stich is knitting 1 row and purling the next and it does curl. You can use stockinette but ou would need a garter stich border. Hope this helps.

Would this be something good to learn contintental knitting on? I have been wanting to try that method .
__________________
Melanie
sabrinasmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2008, 02:47 PM   #6
knitasha
Turning the Heel
 
knitasha's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: 10024
Posts: 930
Thanks: 23
Thanked 288 Times in 240 Posts
Sure. By the time you're done with the scarf conti knitting will feel like second nature.
__________________
BaaBaa on Ravelry
knitasha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2008, 05:27 PM   #7
farmgirl
1st Leg of the Journey
 
farmgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 163
Thanks: 58
Thanked 91 Times in 77 Posts
Originally Posted by sabrinasmom View Post
Would this be something good to learn contintental knitting on? I have been wanting to try that method .
That is a really great idea! I think I'll try that!!!
__________________

Lori
"Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might." -Ecclesiastes 9:10
farmgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2008, 05:40 PM   #8
RuthieinMaryland
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland - GREAT steamed crab country! :o)
Posts: 624
Thanks: 1,420
Thanked 470 Times in 234 Posts
Conti Knitting...
Hi - This is a great video demonstration of conti knitting. I've been knitting conti for some time and I LOVE it. Smooth, speedy and very efficient. But I had a wrong idea about the purling and watching this video cleared it up right away. Wow, I'm really moving along at a great rate now!!! I'd recommend this for anyone wanting to learn conti. Once you get over the awkwardness of changing your style, it's amazing how smooth this method is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuRLF...eature=related

Good luck!

Ruthie
RuthieinMaryland is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RuthieinMaryland For This Useful Post:
farmgirl (08-17-2008)
Old 08-17-2008, 05:44 PM   #9
RuthieinMaryland
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland - GREAT steamed crab country! :o)
Posts: 624
Thanks: 1,420
Thanked 470 Times in 234 Posts
Scarves for soldiers...
Originally Posted by quiltbee69 View Post
Ruthie.....thats my Mom's nickname...lol

OK....I will send you the info. Email me at rn2639@cox.net and I will reply with it.

Does the knit stitch curl up on ends?? Yarn has to be 100% wool.

Thanks Ruthie
Laurie
Hi, Laurie - Thanks for this - I'll e-mail you for the information. It'll be coming to you from eversongraphics@aol.com.

Wonderful of you to pass this along!

Ruthie
RuthieinMaryland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2008, 10:43 PM   #10
sabrinasmom
Knitting the Flap
 
sabrinasmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Thomasville, NC
Posts: 250
Thanks: 28
Thanked 88 Times in 88 Posts
Thanks for the pattern link. Please be sure and read all of the specifcs. It mentions no small holes so the pattern and size of needle might be a factor. Would hate for some not to be used after all the work that was put into it.
__________________
Melanie
sabrinasmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
welcome home soldiers Ellieblue The Lounge 7 08-30-2010 09:54 AM
Scarves for soldiers in Germany pandaca Charity Knitting 1 09-08-2007 11:02 AM
Socks For Soldiers (SFS) Angel Charity Knitting 1 07-23-2007 08:44 AM
helmet liners for soldiers Lindsey H General Knitting 1 10-17-2005 10:31 PM
Knitting for Soldiers? Wild Lotus General Knitting 8 08-11-2005 09:21 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:16 PM.