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!

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Color on Color scarf

I wanted to share a picture of my recently finished Color on Color scarf. It was a fun and sometimes tedious knit and I'm really pleased with the finished product. Unfortunately I'll have to put it away until fall, but that should be long enough to forget about how crazy all that end-weaving drove me :)


Happy knitting everyone! I've really enjoyed getting to see all the WIP's and FO's. I'm thinking the turtleneck shrug next.

splatgirl

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  • At 6:18 PM, Blogger cmeknit said…

    beautiful! It's nice to see a different scarf done from the book!

     
  • At 6:40 PM, Blogger jen said…

    that is gorgeous! It's really a work of art. Some of the scarves from the book are so complex, and it's great to see them created. I'm sure fall can't come soon enough this year... Way to go!

     
  • At 8:32 PM, Blogger Jenifer said…

    Nice job!! This makes me want to knit this too ... Jenifer http://knittingat5337.blogdrive.com

     
  • At 10:10 PM, Blogger Noeysmommy said…

    Beautiful scarf! Nice work!

     
  • At 12:10 AM, Blogger Elle said…

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  • At 12:12 AM, Blogger Elle said…

    Your scarf looks great. Did you use the recommended yarn?

     
  • At 1:56 AM, Blogger Tipper said…

    Ooooh! Ahhhhh!

     
  • At 8:27 AM, Blogger eastern white said…

    wow, that looks amazing! does it take you long to finish? please model the scarf so we know how fabulous it looks!

     
  • At 8:45 AM, Blogger Michele said…

    The scarf is fabulous...I haven't seen one knit except from my copy of the book. I purchased the kit for this scarf this past winter, and I sorted out all the yarn, but I'm a little initimidated by it. Your post inspires me. Any tips or words of wisdom or shall I just follow the pattern?

     
  • At 10:18 AM, Blogger Ruth said…

    Seconding Jen here ... this is a work of art. Beautiful work.

     
  • At 1:31 PM, Blogger Sophie (Lille) said…

    The colours look gorgeous!

     
  • At 8:19 PM, Blogger splatgirl said…

    Thanks everyone for the nice comments! I agree that the scarf is a work of art, but that's all about the pattern. I just followed the directions :)
    I did use the Paterynan Persian tapestry yarn as the pattern calls for, purchased as a kit online. I started the scarf the second week of February and finished it the end of March...keeping in mind I'm an on-again, off-again knitter. It's actually a quick knit and pretty simple...it looks a lot more complex than it acutally is. Weaving in all the ends took FOREVER, and I also spent a fair amount of time just digging through my yarn bag trying to find the correct color numbers and then separating the strands for knitting. (the trick is to unfold the skein and then just pull out one strand from the middle, letting the other two bunch up in your hand.)
    I stuck to the pattern with the exception of attatching section 19 (I think that's the one) differently and changing the very end little triangles and braid.
    Don't be antimidated. The pattern is a lot of words but only because there's so many color changes. The acutal knitting/technique required is beginner level, IMO. I hope we can look forward to seeing a few more here in the future.

     
  • At 6:34 PM, Blogger Tawana said…

    Your scarf is awesome!!! Can you please post where you bought your kit from. Thanks!!!!!

     
  • At 1:46 PM, Blogger KarenK said…

    Well done! I'll echo the comment that we'd love to see a photo of this scarf being worn. It's outstanding! At a recent knitting meeting, I saw someone working on this scarf using yarns from their stash, and the colors just weren't working together as well as these do. I think getting the kit would be the way to go. Thanks for posting this.

     
  • At 11:03 PM, Blogger splatgirl said…

    I ordered the kit from Rhuama's yarn and needlepoint in Milwaukee. (www.ruhamas.com) Their service was great... they had the kit in stock and I got it in just a couple of days with a clear tote bag free!
    They didn't have online ordering, but their number is 414-332-2660.
    I'll post some pictures of the scarf in-wear as soon as I can get my act together and take a few.

     
  • At 2:32 PM, Blogger Krystle said…

    Wow your scarf looks amazing. It was one of the first scarves i decided i was going to make but am having a hard time finding the right materials for it. Curious but how much did the kit cost?

     
  • At 11:34 AM, Blogger erica said…

    Instead of weaving the ends in, you might consider leaving them long (6 inches) and twisting them into fringe - much easier than weaving and it matches the section at the back with the fringe.

     
  • At 1:06 PM, Blogger helen said…

    You did a great job! I am FULL of admiration. I have just started the same project (currently on section 4) and am working hard to persuade myself that this isn't all an elaborate practical joke! Because I have gotten all the yarn (which is NOT very soft) - I WILL finish! BUT what a lot of trouble! having to pull apart the yarn and knitting with these short pieces! The thing looks like a porcupine! And I hate to do the finishing work! I must have been out of my mind to get into this! Enough kvetching! If you - or anybody - have/has sage advice about this project, I'm all ears. Would like to hear more of what Tracy was talking about with turning the ends into fringe...
    I have made Backyard Leaves - loved and it turned out beautifully and Ruffles which one of my grandaughter's adores.

     

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