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 26, 2005

Finished Backyard Leaves!

Hi everyone!
I finally finished Backyard Leaves!

Not that you can see much in the blocking shot. Here's a close-up!

I love how the scarf ends in the leaf points!

This was done in Lamb's Pride Worsted, color Oregano, on 10-1/2s. I've got another one on the needles in white for my Grandmother for Christmas...then, one day in the distant future, there will be one for me.

Oh, yes...there will be one for me...



  • At 9:05 PM, Blogger Kim said…

    Lovely...I have been thinking about this in a varigated fall color to look like Autumn in NY...

  • At 9:38 PM, Blogger Suzanna said…

    Congratulations Michelle on finishing Backyard Leaves! I am just starting it and haven't gotten very far. I've started over numerous times, even though I think I'm getting the hang of the chart. I have a question maybe you or one of the other successful Backyard Leavers could answer: Are all of the slip stitches knitwise? Or just those on the Right Side?

  • At 8:56 AM, Blogger Chef Messy said…

    Looks great! That is one that is definitely on my to-knit list!

  • At 9:19 AM, Blogger Lori said…

    For the slip stitches of the edging, slip the stitches as if to purl so they keep their same orientation on the needle. That way, when you work a stitch that was slipped on the previous row it won't end up twisted. If you twist the stitches, the edging won't have the "give" it needs.

    For slip stitches that are part of a decrease, like ssk, usually the stitches are slipped as if to knit unless the directions specifically say otherwise.

  • At 11:36 AM, Blogger Suzanna said…

    Thank you so much Lori. I will slip the edge stitches purlwise then. Is it the case that slipped stitches should always be done purlwise unless otherwise noted? I think I will get started now. I'm being boring and using the exact yarn indicated in the book. I'll post my progress.

  • At 4:55 PM, Blogger whatever said…

    WTG!! I have this scarf on my project list and am getting excited about knitting it!!


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