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jenfran


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Posted - 09/22/2003 :  5:46:57 PM  Show Profile Send jenfran a Private Message
i am new to knitting, recently learned and knit continental. i would like to make a striped scarf with multiple colors and stripes of varying size. my dilemma is what to do with the yarn i am not using...cut and tie, strand, bring along side???? i have tried a few ways and cant feel good about any of them. any ideas?? jen

myshelle10
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Posted - 09/22/2003 :  7:37:44 PM  Show Profile Send myshelle10 a Private Message
Depends what you're knitting w/ and how "perfect" you want the stripes. I.e... if you like them "running together" you could splice the yarn together every so often (like w/ wool)... or you could cut at the end of a row (say after two inches) and weave the ends in... If you did really short stripes (i.e. 1-2 rows) you could probably carry it along, but I'd try it and see if it would snag or have the wrong look... I tend to weave a lot b/c I like that "this was all made w/ one long strand" look :)

hope that helps,
myshelle

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fmarrs
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Posted - 09/23/2003 :  03:37:12 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
I run my yarn up the side seam whether knitting flat or circular, and continue using it without breaking and tying, but be sure to twist the yarn on every row to avoid long strands of loose yarn on the inside. The twisted strands barely show.

I think the answer to this question depends on how many colors you are using because you wouldn't want to run three or four strands up the side seam. With a scarf you may want to cut and weave. I just made a keyboard scarf and twisted the strands between the black keys and cut and wove them at the wider white parts.

fran

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jenfran


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Posted - 09/23/2003 :  7:21:19 PM  Show Profile Send jenfran a Private Message
thanks for the suggestions.....
I guess i just need to suck it up and experiment! I just hate to take the time to try it one way and see after 4 or 6 inches that it looks awful and have to start again ....but I am beginning to think I will just have to play with it and see what works best for me...since i want some stripes thick and some thin and 3-4 colors...i think i will try cutting ends first and maybe bring along side for short ones....who knows!!

jen
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mainsqueeze
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Posted - 10/06/2003 :  7:36:36 PM  Show Profile Send mainsqueeze a Private Message
quote:

I run my yarn up the side seam whether knitting flat or circular, and continue using it without breaking and tying, but be sure to twist the yarn on every row to avoid long strands of loose yarn on the inside. The twisted strands barely show.

I think the answer to this question depends on how many colors you are using because you wouldn't want to run three or four strands up the side seam. With a scarf you may want to cut and weave. I just made a keyboard scarf and twisted the strands between the black keys and cut and wove them at the wider white parts.

fran





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mainsqueeze
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Posted - 10/06/2003 :  7:40:34 PM  Show Profile Send mainsqueeze a Private Message
I have been looking very hard for a pattern for a keyboard scarf. Could you please send me one(if you have one) or tell me where to get one?? I need to make one for a very special friend for Christmas. I don't knit very well but I will give it my best shot, he is very ill. How long is your scarf?? I would want to knit him a long enough one to keep him warm this winter. If you can e-mail me I woould greatly appreciate it. My e-mail address is: mainsqueeze56@hotmail.com
Thank You

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mainsqueeze
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Posted - 10/06/2003 :  7:41:12 PM  Show Profile Send mainsqueeze a Private Message
I have been looking very hard for a pattern for a keyboard scarf. Could you please send me one(if you have one) or tell me where to get one?? I need to make one for a very special friend for Christmas. I don't knit very well but I will give it my best shot, he is very ill. How long is your scarf?? I would want to knit him a long enough one to keep him warm this winter. If you can e-mail me I woould greatly appreciate it. My e-mail address is: mainsqueeze56@hotmail.com
Thank You
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fmarrs
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Posted - 10/07/2003 :  12:42:43 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
I made up my own pattern. It is on its way.

fran

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