Posts Tagged ‘Knitted Scarf’

Cabled Scarf Made on the Brother Bulky


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I had to buy some purple yarn for a flower order I had. So when I used the yarn for them I wondered what I was going to do with the rest of the yarn. The yarn is called Impeccable by Loops & Threads. It is 100% acrylic but it looks like wool. I was surprised to see that the skein was 4.5 ounces.  It was on sale for 50% off which came to $2.50. Well my sister loves purple so I just decided to use a pattern I had made up before for Paton’s lace yarn. The set up was the same with the needles but I used a tension of 7 on both beds instead of five. I used the cast on comb and two weights for this yarn.  I just cast on and knit until I came to the end of the yarn. I ended up knitting 273 rows instead of 310 but it is a nice length. I don’t know that I ever offered the pattern. Here is the link if you want to make some nice last minute scarves. You can make this on any machine setting up your needles. Any yarn also, except increase the number of stitches if you use a finer yarn.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i2sqhwa77qv5vc9/Paton%27s%20Sequin%20Lace%20Scarf%20with%20three%20cables001.pdf?dl=0

Passap E6000 Scarf using Technique 155


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I said I would like a scarf using technique 155 and decided to try it. I liked the yarn I was using for scrap on my samples and looked to see what it was. It was Tamm’s Perla. I have several cones of it and decided to do black . The design does not show up well but I knew it wouldn’t. this is just like the white sample in the previous post on my blog.  I wrote out the instructions if you would like to try it. Go to this link. 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/shjonfybhezqz45/Passap%20E6000%20Scarf%20using%20Technique%20155.docx

I found with this technique that tension is a big issue . You are only using black strippers so that only works on one bed as far as I know. I knitted at a tension of 6.. on both beds and ended up having a lot of stitches drop. I noticed they were all on the front bed needles where they dropped. At first I thought it was the needles. So I started again and watched the stitches. Where the stitches were tucking, the tension was too loose on the front bed. I ended up using tension 6.. on the back bed and tension 5.. on the front bed. I knitted 760 rows without any stitches dropping. I also would suggest that you don’t use really heavy weights. I used the two small weights that come with the Brother machine. I love the design on both sides and you can see in the picture that the sides have little points that look like picots. When you finish knitting it is all done. No steaming or blocking.

Hope you try it 🙂

Vertical Ripple Two Color Scarf


2 Color Vertical Ripple Scarf

2 Color Vertical Ripple Scarf

I knitted a scarf using the Vertical Ripple Pattern by Teryl Hollins that I have shown in the previous posts. The colors are taupe and black. If I lighten the picture it appears gray and black. I want to point out a couple of things if you try this technique. First, use thin yarn . I used a tension of 4 on both beds and one strand of 224 yarn. Secondly, MOVE YOUR WORK TO THE RIGHT OF THE BED TO AVOID LOOPS.  I used 40 stitches and should have put the pattern on needles 30 to 70 right of “O”. I had to constantly watch for loops with the first color which is the first mast furthest from the color changer.

The picture below shows the front side and back side of the scarf. You can see on the left edge before it folds over that it is one color and on the other side it is the second color.

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I learned something making this. I had the yarn break when I pulled to tighten up for loops on edge. It was very difficult to back up. I ripped out the rows and started again only to have it go out of pattern.  So I looked up the technique and the pattern and saw what the stitches were doing. Made it easier to back up. I think what happened when I started again is that the back bed pushers were opposite the front pushers and not according to my diagram. I am going to do a test piece again and see what happens when the pushers move.  I had done 778 rows and did not want to take the chance of being wrong again so I backed up and took off the machine. The scarf is long enough.

I have a black leather pin on it that I bought from JUL designs at www.juldesigns.com