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, September 05, 2005

Chevron Scarf ????

OK.. I am having a problem here with the chevron scarf on page 33...
I tried it about 5 times already.. Changing this and changing that..
I can not get the stitches and the pattern as it is written to work out...
I CO the 39 sts .. Knit 1 row..
Then do the Chevron Pattern as it is written on page 33.. NO No ..It does not work out!!
The first row is OK.. But now PLEASE someone.. Do the Second row and tell me what happens!!!
I frogged it five times already because I did not work to the correct amount of stitches..
It will only take you a couple of minutes... Just tell me what the Heck is wrong with the second Chevron Row...
HELP !!!
Anxiously waiting.....


  • At 5:58 PM, Blogger Lori said…

    The stitch count for this pattern changes every row, which might be part of your problem.

    Row 1 is a multiple of 12 + 15 (39 sts), decreasing to a multiple of 10 sts + 13 (33 sts).

    Row 2 is a multiple of 10 sts + 3 (33 sts), increasing to a multiple of 12 sts + 3 (39 sts).

    If you are using stitch markers between the repeats, you might want to remove them. This pattern borrows and lends sts between the repeats because of the double decreases, and the markers will just throw you off.

    Here's another way of looking at what's happening between the two pattern rows.

    Row 1:
    K1, ssk (3 sts dec'd to 2 sts)
    [k9, double decrease] 2 times (24 sts dec'd to 20 sts)
    k9 (no change, balances the pattern)
    k2tog, k1 (3 sts dec'd to 2 sts).
    39 sts decreased to 33 sts

    Row 2:
    K1, (no change)
    *p1, k4, [k1, yo, k1] worked all in same st, k4; rep from * three times total (30 sts inc'd to 36 sts; the center 1 st in each k9 from Row 1 inc's to 3 sts; the p1 of each rep should be directly over the k2tog at the end of Row 1 or over a double decrease from Row 1)
    p1, k1 (no change; the p1 should be directly over the ssk at the beginning of Row 1)
    33 sts increased to 39 sts

  • At 8:20 PM, Blogger Knitcrazy said…

    Lori... Thank You for checking this out for me...
    I am going on the couch.. Putting my feet up and ttrying it again while reading your answer.. Thanks... Here 's hopeing that my TRY # 6 will work this time... :)
    I'll let you know tomorrow !!!!

  • At 3:51 PM, Blogger Knitcrazy said…

    Well.. Thank You Lori!!!!
    I don't know how you did it but this time It worked !!!!
    You wrote it the same as the pattern and yet your words were easier to follow ..
    Thanks so much fro taking the time to explain it better to me!!!!


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