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!

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

HELP HELP HELP: RUFFLES

first off: thanks for responding to the poll....it's fun to visualize what and where fellow scarffers are up to....

with that being said....I NEED HELP....AND I NEED IT QUICK BEFORE I THROW THIS BOOK OUT THE WINDOW....

ruffles....i'm pretty sure i'm doing it all wrong, because it feels weird and i keep ending up with too many stitches AND loose stitches is certain places.

my questions:
1. what cast on method did you use, what seems to work best?
2. are there any mistakes/updates that i should know about in the pattern?
3. are you supposed to always have 22 stitches?
4. for the KWTOG...i dont really understand this, can you please explain it to me in beginner-knitter words? do you stick you needle in the front part of the wrap, the back part of the wrap, and the stitch thats around the needle? therefore knitting 3 "strings" together??

HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP....THANKS IN ADVANCE:)

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3 Comments:

  • At 12:48 PM, Blogger Princess Papaya said…

    I finished my ruffles quite a while ago..but here is what a remember:

    1. I use the long tail...I almost always do. I don't think anyone method would be better or worse here since it doesn't really need to stretch or support anything.

    2. I didn't notice any

    3. Yes, you should have the same number of stitches.

    4. Ok, when you go to knit the wrapped stitch, you put your needle through the "wrap"--kind of bottom to top as it is laying there, then you put the needle through the stitch like you normally would and finish the knit stitch. half way through, it should look kind of like you have two stitches on the needle but just treat it as one stitch. Once its done, you should barely be able to tell there was anything other than a knit stitch done.

    If you need any other help, you can email me--I can take a few super close ups of mine (i know the pictures in the book aren't fantastic) or whatever you need.

    Megan
    http://fruitychick.com

     
  • At 1:13 PM, Blogger Jenifer said…

    Don't know if this will help, but here goes:

    1. what cast on method did you use, what seems to work best?
    Cable cast-on, as it's my standard method, but it shouldn't really matter.

    2. are there any mistakes/updates that i should know about in the pattern?
    Not that I'm aware of -- the pattern worked for me.

    3. are you supposed to always have 22 stitches?
    Yes.

    4. for the KWTOG...i dont really understand this, can you please explain it to me in beginner-knitter words? do you stick you needle in the front part of the wrap, the back part of the wrap, and the stitch thats around the needle? therefore knitting 3 "strings" together??
    I think Megan explained it well, but let me try , too:
    When I come to the stitched that's wrapped, I first insert my right needle into the front of the wrap, and then I think that I lifted it onto my left needle to sit next to the next stitch to be knit. Then, I knit the two of them together (only two strands). The wrapped stitch has a little bit of slack, so it shows slightly, but not too much. Hope that helps!

     
  • At 8:54 PM, Blogger Cristina said…

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
    i took advice from both postings and were able to work out my glitch. i switched my CO method to long-tail which helped with my final stitch count....and for KWTOG i now throw the wrapped stitch on my left needle and then knit the 2 together. the advice was perfect and i'm happy and no longer frustrated anymore....THANKS LADIES!!!!!
    I'll def. post pics so you guys can see the final scarf when i'm done....*wink*

     

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