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, January 31, 2005


just a quick poll to get to know you guys....
1. where are you? (town/state/country...whatever you want to share)
2. what scarf are you working on right now?
3. whats your favorite thing about the scarf....and your biggest annoyance about the scarf??


  • At 10:43 AM, Blogger Sue said…

    I'm Sue from Rochester, MN, USA and just finished Backyard Leaves. My favorite thing about this scarf is the slip stitch edging. I see myself borrowing this edging for other future scarves. My least favorite thing about this scarf is the chart following, counting and constant checking for errors. I'm not sure all the time is worth the end product. The leaves are lovely but maybe a simple cable scarf would look just as attractive. My next scarf needs to be a 'mindless knitting in front of the TV'-kind of scarf. :)

  • At 1:52 PM, Blogger Mary Acorn said…

    I am Amelie, I live in New Jersey, USA. I am working on the Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole with Noro Kureyon. My favorite thing about the scarf is that it is a kind of mindless knit-in-front-of-the-tv project. The scarf's annoyance is that you constantly have to turn it around because the rows are only 8 (or less) stitches long. I'm hoping to pick up yarn for some other scarves at a sale at my LYS this weekend. :)

  • At 2:39 PM, Blogger Jessica said…

    I'm Jessica in Seattle. I'm working on Backyard Leaves. I love the pattern. I think the edging is great, the leaves are gorgeous but I can't really do anything else while I'm knitting it. If I start talking or try to watch tv I end up making a mistake and ripping.

  • At 3:52 PM, Blogger verlit said…

    I am verlit (actually, my name is Zuzana but there are many more people who know me by my nickname than those who call me my real name :-) and I am from the Czech Republic.
    I am currently working on my second and third Lady Eleanor scarf (I like to do more than one thing at the time :-)). I like it since it is entrelac, one of my favourite knitting techniques and I can just sit, watch TV and knit and knit...
    The only thing that bugs me is that I will have to make the fringe again and I am not patient and precise enough to do it properly.

    BTW: Amelie - have you tried knitting backwards? I was surprised how easy it is and it speeds my work on the scarf enormously.

  • At 8:14 PM, Blogger CynCyn said…

    My name is Cynthia. I currently live in Colorado, where we just got a beautiful dusting of snow. I've been working on the backyard leaves pattern, which I love and hate. I love the complexity (keeps me from getting bored) but I hate that if I don't give it my FULL attention, I end up screwing up very quickly. I also started crocheting the Blizzard shawl, which is quick and easy. The recommended yarn (Reynolds Blizzard, 65% alpaca, 35% acrylic) is so soft and nice to work with. I chose Classic Elite Wings in an olive green for the backyard leaves. If i ever make another, I would try a lighter green. I think it would also be beautiful in a rusty orange color or variegated orange/yellow/red to simulate fall colors.

  • At 11:53 PM, Blogger Bevin said…

    1. where are you? (town/state/country...whatever you want to share): "snowy" JERSEY CITY, NJ, USA
    2. what scarf are you working on right now? RUFFLES!!! in cashmere!
    3. whats your favorite thing about the scarf....and your biggest annoyance about the scarf?? I heart how cashmere feels on bamboo needles and how pretty it is. I hate the knit the wrap and the stitch together business! Boo!!

  • At 9:06 AM, Blogger Lynne said…

    My name is Lynne, and I live in Western New York.
    Currently working on the Midwest Moonlight, and the Floral Trellis...both can be seen at my blog

    I Love both of them...especially the Floral trellis because it is just so funky, and gave me a first attempt at crochet.

  • At 10:02 AM, Blogger Knittymama said…

    Hi there, I'm Becca and I'm in Minneapolis

    I'm working on the Color on Color scarf, although I'm at a bit of a standstill right now, as I have my SIL's baby shower coming up, so I'm trying to finish that up (socks and a hat, which are taking me WAY much longer than they should have; I keep frogging!)
    What I love about the scarf - The amazing colors! I'm using the Paternayan. Biggest annoyance: I can't seem to pick up my stitches evenly :-(

  • At 12:53 PM, Blogger SandyB said…

    I'm SandyB from Santa Fe, NM. Currently working on Ruffles. My favorite thing about Ruffles is how whenever someone sees it, they can't believe the twists are easy to do & think I'm some kind of knitting guru! Once I learned to knit backwards, there was nothing annoying about it at all! (no more flipping back & forth - yeah!)
    Looking forward to starting color on color as soon as my yarn order gets here!

  • At 2:00 PM, Blogger katya said…

    I'm Kate from scenic Fremont, CA. I'm working on Midwest Moonlight.

    It's my very first lace-like project, and I didn't understand how to do the yarnovers at first. I spent some time at my LYS yesterday, and all is well. It was like magic to learn this new technique.

  • At 6:55 PM, Blogger Tipper said…

    1. I'm Tiffany (or Tipper), and I'm in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    2. I'm not working on any right now, as I'm making myself do some bigger projects. I get stuck in a do-one-scarf-after-another or do-one-little-thing-after-another rut and never eat into my substantial sweater stash. But someday I mean to do a Ruffles, and Backyard Leaves, and Floral Trellis, and, and...!
    3. I've completed Interlocking Balloons and the Campus Scarf. The first was a great pattern - it was challenging, but I got to the point where I could do it while watching TV. It was hypnotic, the way the pattern moved. The Campus Scarf turned out nicely (I used the Mission Falls wool called for), but I HATED weaving in all those ends.


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