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!

Friday, April 29, 2005

Backyard Leaves of Doooom!

7 pattern repeats down, 15 to go, but at least I've got the hang of it now (thanks to the help of Miss Grumperina). It's nice and pink, even though it doesn't look pink. Posted by Hello



Sunday, April 24, 2005

Midwest Moonlight

Just finished my Midwest Moonlight last night. I used 5 skeins of KnitPicks Merino Style in Fog and completed 33 repeats rather than 25. Now I just have to decide which Scarf Style pattern I'll be knitting next...



Another view! Posted by Hello

Here are the beginnings of my Ene Scarf. I am using the yarn called for in the book. This project is lots of fun to work on! Posted by Hello


Friday, April 22, 2005

I'm newish but have had the book for a while. I finally got some yarn for my scarf and finished it a couple of days ago. So happy. It's made from the yarn used in the book but i'm not sure of the colors cause i can't seem to find the brown one. Anyway here's my trutle neck scarfstyle and my first mitten.

Two Views of Lady Eleanor

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Floral Trellis Scarf complete

I finished this scarf back in March—sorry for the late post!

Floral Trellis Scarf


- I used the yarn specified, with the exception of tomato red, which didn't seem to match the other colors. I did more roses out of the other colors to compensate.
- US #7 needles made a nicer rose, in my opinion, than US #8's. I'm a normal-to-loose knitter, FYI.
- Started and finished within a week. A quick, easy project.

My next Scarf Style project might be Ene's Scarf...



Finished one, now on to another

Below I've posted my finished Blue Collar, which I knit in Knit Picks Andean Silk (color-Sangria.) It worked up nicely-the yarn was great to knit with. Finished, it has lots of drape and sheen, and is VERY warm! I love a lot of the patterns in the book, and I'm still contemplating which to knit next. I'll let you know!

My finished Blue Collar, in Knit Picks Andean Silk

Monday, April 18, 2005

"Vintage Velvet" scarf made using Debbie Bliss's Alpaca-Silk: 5 skeins, #10 ndls. Posted by Hello


Thursday, April 14, 2005

Here and There Cables, sort of

Hi everyone! I joined this knitalong a couple of weeks ago, so I figured I should finally post something. I took the Here and There Cables pattern and adapted it to make a baby blanket for sister's baby (she's due in June). I am using two strands of Caron Simply Soft and size 10 1/2 needles. Talk about eating up a lot of yarn! And I am convinced that it is going to be the World's Warmest Baby Blanket! I am happy with how it is turning out, though. I'm not quite done, but here is a picture of my progress so far.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Three Guesses....

Anyone care to guess what this is going to turn into?

One Armed Bullet Proof Sweater

Ripped and Rewound

Skeined and Soaking


Lady Eleanor. Be still my heart.

Anne in Colorado

Blizzard Shawl

Maybe I should add some text? The completely finished shawl is huge.
You can see more pics at

"I hate waiting."

the book says finished measurements are 27-28 inches wide, 80 inches
long. Pssshaww!!! It's at least 40" wide, 85-90" long, depending.
It can get longer and narrower, or shorter and wider.

finished!!! Posted by Hello


Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Finished At Last

My Backyard Leaves is finally done. The blocking did so much for this pattern.

Yarn: Mission Falls Wool in Thyme
Needle: Clover Bamboo US 8


Debbie Bliss/Vintage Velvet

Hey, I've gotten a good bit (what I call a good bit) done on my Debbie Bliss/Vintage Velvet scarf. Here is picture.

I think I'm going to give this to my mom for her birthday on May4th. I'm hoping I can have it done by then.

I am falling in love with this yarn! It's so much fun to work with!


Monday, April 11, 2005

Hi everyone. I've been MIA, and I think knit alongs are not for me. At least, not ones w/o deadlines. When is a procrastinator supposed to finish a project if there's no deadline?
We had a small blizzard here in Colorado yesterday. I thought it would be very apropos to work on my Blizzard shawl. I'm using the same yarn that Scarfstyle suggests, and it's a beaut.

half Posted by Hello

close up of blizzard Posted by Hello

The book says the finished measurements would be about 27.5 inches by about 80 inches. I'm a tight knitter, tight crocheter. I usually use hooks 2 sizes smaller to get gauge. I used the recommended hook (size P), and the finished size (I'll get a pic of it completely finished later... I gotta weave in the ends) is about 40 inches by 85inches. At least. That was before I put the edging on!

In any case, anyone have ideas about how to weave this superbulky yarn into the rest of the shawl? My tapestry needles from Chibi/Clover just aren't gonna do it.


Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Ene's scarf

Hi, has anyone made the Ene scarf? Reading the directions totally confused me; I'm not much good with charts! They just totally stopped talking in English as far as I could tell - those instructions were written in some strange, foreign language, maybe Klingon? :-) Any help appreciated! Thanks, Maggie


Lady Eleanor Progress

First time posting to this KAL as I am working on the Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole. This will probably turn out to be a felted purse due to the fact this is my first time doing entrelac and I'm getting some holes in my work. Plus, I only have several skeins and not the 10 that I need to finish it. I'm using Noro Kureyon and not what was required for the pattern. I tend to alway use substitute yarns.

So, thanks for letting me post and share my progress.
Just one more row...


Lady Eleanor progress

Here is a progress report on my Lady Eleanor. I'm using three different colors of yarn from Handpainted Yarn. They are actually the same color, but different shades. This yarn is SO soft! I highly recommend it. It's turning out a little too wide to be a stole so I think it will be a throw blanket for my couch. This is my first attempt at entrelac and it couldn't be simpler. The directions in the pattern are very easy to follow. I'll be back with a picture when she's finished!



New....Vintage Velvet

I'm new to the knit along. I'm making the Vintage Velvet in Alpaca Silk by Debbie Bliss. I wasn't sure if this would work or not, because as I was working with it, it was so soft that it was almost too hard to work with. But I saw that someone else has used it also for the same scarf. I am going to get another ball of it, because I only got 4. I thought that would be enough, but the other person used 5, so I will go by what they used. I started out using circular size 9's, but I think I might start over and go to straight needles. I think I like that look better. But I haven't really decided yet, because I would have to go out and by the needles, I don't have 9's in straights. And I don't get my needles at the same place I got the yarn. So I might just stick with the circulars. As soon as I get some progress done on it, I will get a picture up. :)


Monday, April 04, 2005

Place & Slip Markers

Hi All,

I'm working on Vintage Velvet. I've never used markers before... and I don't understand the purpose of the place markers and slip markers for this scarf. And, what is the difference between a "place" marker and a "slip" marker? I assume there must be a reason for these, as they are called out in the directions, but I can't seem to figure out what.....


Friday, April 01, 2005

ruffles scarf in alpaca

hi, i joined the KAL not too long ago and thought i'd post and say hi. i started on the ruffles scarf in feb. and this is the progress so far. rather slow! summer is coming so i'm setting this aside to work on summery projects. i do plan to finish this scarf soon, love the alpaca yarn so nice and soft!

ruffles scarf in progress (100% alpaca in cream)