Scarf Style/Wrap Style Knit-Along

The inspirations for this knit-along are the Scarf Style and Wrap Style books (from Interweave Press); should you wish to share your creations from the book, this is a wonderful place to do it. Also welcome are helpful tips, corrections, ideas for variations, and suggestions for materials. This knit-along will last indefinitely, so join any time!

Monday, November 08, 2004

Hey, Hey, Can I play????

I'm new....
I love everything in this book!!
Currently knitting Ruffles out of a pinky lavender silk from Tess Yarns. It's coming out really cool. Super soft and shiny. And with the short rows and such this pattern goes remarkably fast.
I'm dreaming about Color on Color. Anyone else doing that one?
- Susan


  • At 1:38 PM, Blogger Anne said…

    Hi Susan, I just joined the knitalong today and have not yet made an official "first post". I desperately want to make Color on Color. In fact I went out Saturday morning to get yarn... I had priced it online at 75 cents a skeen, which at aorund 90 skeins is pretty expensive. But when I got to the local needlework shop and found they had it priced at a $1 a skein... well lets just say Color on Color is on hold for now.

  • At 7:37 AM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    I'm doing color on color.

    How I got past the mucho bucks is to think of it as a long term project. I bought the first 10 sections worth of yarn (plus all of that color needed for the rest of the scarf!), which ran me about $25 here locally. I figure when I get done with that, I'll buy more.

    Since I'm working on lots of things at once and the scarf is so segmented, I don't mind spreading out the expense over the long-term.

    However, the Patanaryan wool I bought locally is cut into 2yd lengths, which is HORRIBLE. My LYS told me it would be GREAT for this scarf-WRONG! It's been suggested I spit-splice the ends to try to avoid having an end every 5-6 rows.

    I'm planning to use it as a wall-hanging in our living room...once I get it done!


  • At 7:41 AM, Blogger The Rocket Scientist said…

    Um, that above comment is me...


  • At 9:40 AM, Blogger Anne said…

    The Paternayan Wool is ONLY available as 2 yard lengths not as skeins. They call them "knots" and if you check the Interweave errata for Scarf Style, they specify this in the pattern now. It is possible to buy cones of paternayan... but it's mega yardage and runs $11 a cone.

    I had thought about buying the yarn in bits and pieces too. Havne't decided between that or just ordering the lot of it online. It's not like I don't have a dozen projects going at once too, I probably wouldn't need some of the colors until next year sometime!


  • At 10:20 AM, Blogger ssalancy said…

    Yeah, I'm contemplating a few things about Color on Color before jumping in.
    The short lengths of yarn was puzzling to me reading the directions because there is at least one spot where they tell you to start a new color but leave a 45" tail. Um.... how'm I gonna do that pray tell?
    Paternayan yarn is strange stuff. When I worked a needle work / knitting shop, we got it in large hanks which we then cut and wound in the smaller knots. We also sold the hanks and half hanks to people who needed a lot for background. If someone were smart they'd kit this up with all the colors in continuous small skeins. Wool Connection for one has a yarn pack but I haven't called to see how they've done it.
    I'm also puzzled with how the pictures all look very fuschia and orange but if you match up the color numbers the predominant colors are green and blue. Any thoughts from people who have bought the yarn? I'm just trying to match with on-line color cards.
    And... #612 is listed as 6 knots and also 2 knots, so I got a little curious about that and tried to match up the colors in the directions with the colors on the list. (Although they do say that some of those are strictly for accent later. But if I have 40 other colors do I really need additional accent colors?) There are some colors in the instructions that are not on the list. I was hoping that some clarification would appear in the errata but it has not as yet.
    Furthermore.... Looking at the online swatches at least, it would appear that some of these colors are awfully close together. Couldn't some consolidation be made?
    I don't want to diminish the designer's obvious work of art, but....

  • At 3:05 PM, Blogger Jaimi said…

    Just had to comment on your yarn choice for Ruffles....Tess Yarns is local to me, and there's a huge display at my LYS that I drool over every time I go in there. The colors, OMG. *swoon*

  • At 5:50 PM, Blogger The Rocket Scientist said…

    Ah, very good. I'll take a looksee at the errata.

    Thanks much!



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