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Old 08-05-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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Croteching a scarf! HELPP!!
Well this is my second post asking the same question because I didn't recieve alot of help.
I'm thinking of knitting/crocheting a scarf for my girlfriend who is living in North Carolina. I am completely new at this and am seeking help.
1. Should I knit or crochet? Could you also explain to me the difference in the two...
2. Needle sizes? Please dont say anything...
3. What yarn? What blend? ( she HATES the fizzy itchy feeling. She likes a soft cuddly warm and smooth feeling)
4. Pattern suggestion?

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:38 PM   #2
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Your questions are sort of general....

First off, do you have any experience at all in either knitting or crochet, or is this just an idea you have? For the yarn, pick out one in a medium weight that feels soft and is smooth. Then you'd use a needle or hook about a size larger than the gauge on the label mentions. If you do have some experience, have you looked through any patterns yet?
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:37 AM   #3
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Asking questions in multiple threads makes it harder to help you and for you to find our answers so try to keep one topic in one thread and give us time to help.

Be as specific as you can when you ask questions and be sure to answer our questions when we respond so we can help you better.

It sounds like you do not have any experience with either crochet or knitting. They both produce a fabric, but they look different from each other and the pattern stitch can can change the appearance. Knitting is done with two needles and crochet is done with one hook.

I don't understand your second question. What do you mean by "don't answer"?

A good yarn to start with is Caron Simply Soft or maybe Red Heart SOFT.

We can't suggest patterns till we know what you want to do or your experience.

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

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Ok I am literally 0 experience with both knitting and crocheting. From what I have found out, cashmere or merino is a good choice.... Do you guys recommend anything different? (Price isnt really a big deal for me because this is going to be a Christmas/Birthday present)
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:22 AM   #5
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Also what would be the better choice for a winter scarf? Crochet or knit?
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:21 AM   #6
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Either will work. It's a matter of personal preference. Take a look at the sites that Sue recommended and see which of the patterns appeals to you. Once you have a few patterns to consider, this will all become clearer. Then look at the Free Videos at the top of the page for directions on Getting Started for knitting or try Crochetville for crochet.
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