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, September 30, 2005

Ene's Scarf question

Hello everyone!
I have just started Ene's scarf. I am on row 16. I have a question about chart 3. I know I have a ways to go to get there but I was reading a head in the pattern to see if I understood the pattern. Chart 3 shows a pattern repeat outlined in red but does not say how many times to repeat it? Is there errata for this pattern?

Thanks for any help you can provide.


  • At 11:36 PM, Blogger Jessica said…

    You do the repeat until you have thirteen stitches left before the center stitch. I used a marker after every repeat. Once the markers are in place it's easy to see.

  • At 11:23 AM, Blogger Kim said…

    Thanks Jessica...I'll give that a try.


  • At 4:37 PM, Blogger Kim said…

    Looking at the pattern again,I think that will only work for the first row of that chart. There are decreases everyother row. Guess I will have to break out the stitch markers and see what happens

  • At 5:00 PM, Blogger Lori said…

    Chart 3 does not have a number of repeats specified for each red box because that chart is worked several times. Each time you work the chart, the number of stitches will have decreased enough to eliminate several repeats from each half of the scarf.

    Since the number of repeats changes each time through, the chart does not have a note at the bottom giving a fixed number of times to repeat the red boxes.

    Typically, lace charts don't tell you how many times to work a repeated section, so consider the extra detail in the other Ene's charts as a bonus. As Jessica said, it is assumed that you just keep working repeats until you have enough stitches left to work whatever comes after the repeats.

    The first time you work Row 33 to Row 56 of Chart 3 each red box will be repeated 20 times, and 313 stitches will be decreased down to 265 stitches, as stated in the pattern.

    If you count the gray "no stitch" boxes across the top of the chart in Row 56, you can see that 48 stitches total (24 from each half) are removed each time you work the chart. The 24 stitches decreased from each half are "worth" four of the 6-stitch repeats, so each time you work Chart 3 you will have 4 fewer repeats in each half of the scarf.

    So, when you work Chart 3 the second time through, each red box will be repeated 16 times. The following time you work Chart 3, each red box will be repeated 12 times, then 8 times, and finally 4 times for the last appearance of Chart 3.

  • At 9:35 AM, Blogger Kim said…

    Thank you so much Lori...I had done the math and figured out the first time it was repeated 20 times. I guess I didn't read far enough to figure out the rest. :-)

    Thanks for the help.

  • At 7:36 PM, Blogger Laurie said…

    I am trying to knit Ene's Scarf, but I have no idea what "no stitch" means. Can anyone enlighten me?


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