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LoveBugAngel 11-23-2012 12:16 PM

FO: Cowl/Infinity Scarf Thingy plus one more
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Did this up in about 3 hours last night. It took the entire ball of yarn I bought. I love it but wish it could have been a bit longer. It looks like it hangs to the belly on the maniquin but on me it comes just to my chest. I like the way it turned out however I think maybe I binded off too tight because it is tighter along the edge on one side and isn't as stretchy. Are there more than one way to bind off on a knit row that maybe would have made it looser? I'm going to check in at the yarn store after work and ask them what they think the problem is. I posted it on my facebook and now everyone wants me to knit them one haha. The pattern I used if anyone is interested is but I cast on 66 stitches to make it longer and did only one yarn over. I'm wearing it today and getting compliments. :)

salmonmac 11-23-2012 12:31 PM

Not surprised at the compliments! It's a beautiful scarf and very well done. (You can always bind off using a size or two larger needle in the right hand or try Jenny's bind off with just knit sts.)

Jan in CA 11-23-2012 02:38 PM

Very pretty! What kind of yarn is it? You might be able to block it so it stretches a bit. Newly knit projects sometimes bunch up.

GrumpyGramma 11-23-2012 02:47 PM

Very nice.

LoveBugAngel 11-23-2012 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1361215)
Very pretty! What kind of yarn is it? You might be able to block it so it stretches a bit. Newly knit projects sometimes bunch up.

It's called Schachenmayr "Bravo Big" yarn. I've never blocked anything before so I'm not too sure how to do that. It's very strange the way its so much tighter. The bottom is so loose and stretchy almost like ribbed.

GrumpyGramma 11-23-2012 08:05 PM

There are many ways to bind off more loosely from using a larger needle to Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy bind off. If you do a search you can find others. Undoubtedly one of them will suit your needs. Once I used the Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off and it was too stretchy so I redid it and as in this case I was binding off ribbing, I only used the yo with the purl stitches.

Christinechrstms1 11-24-2012 04:34 AM

It looks perfect!

Jan in CA 11-24-2012 03:55 PM

In things like this you often need to use a different bind off or at least use a larger needle. The standard bind off isn't particularly stretchy.

LoveBugAngel 11-25-2012 02:59 PM

Ahh ok so how much larger should the needles be? I used size 10mm needles for this project

Jan in CA 11-25-2012 03:18 PM

If you're doing the standard bind off you could try one needle size larger and don't pull the loops too tight.. I've heard some people use two sizes larger, but start with one.

You could also do Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. It really is stretchy! Don't use a larger needle when doing this one.

I suggest swatching and trying different ones.

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