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, July 10, 2006

Chevron Scarf Problem !!!

I made two of these scarves last winter ... But now a knitting friend has emailed me about a problem she is having.. I remember having the same problem when I was doing it.. But I forget How it was solved..
here we go again!!!
If you cast on 39 stitches..
Knit 1 Row...
ROW 1- knit1,slip,slip,knit*knit 9, slip 2 sts individually purlwise, knit1, purl 2 sts and pass slipped st over; repeat from * to last 12 sts, knit 9, knit2 together, knit 1

Problem begins... That already has more than 39 stitches in the directions.... ( count them )...... AND.. where it tells you to "pass slipped" stitch over ???
( Pass WHAT stitch over????)
Whats wrong here????? Help....


  • At 1:06 PM, Blogger Lori said…

    Part of the problem might be that the instructions for Row 1 as you have just listed them are not exactly correct.

    Row 1 from the book is:

    Row 1: (RS) K1, ssk, *k9, sl 2 sts individually pwise, k1, p2sso; rep from * to last 12 sts, k9, k2tog, k1.

    The "p2sso" in the directions means "pass 2 slipped sts over." This means that after slipping 2 sts one at a time as if to purl, you k1, then *immediately* pass the 2 slipped sts over.

    The number of sts required to work Row 1 is a multiple of 12 plus 15, which works OK for both the 51 sts cast on for the adult scarf, or 39 sts cast on for the child's version.

    Now, here's the tricky part. After completing Row 1 the stitch pattern will be decreased to a multiple of 10 sts plus 13 (same as a multiple of 10 plus 3). So, after finishing Row 1 you'll have 43 sts on the needle for the adult version and 33 sts for the child's.

    After you have worked Row 2 the stitch count will be restored to its original number because Row 2 contains yarnovers that are not counterbalanced by any decreases:

    Row 2: K1, *p1, k4, [k1, yo, k1] all in next st, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, end p1, k1.

    Row 2 requires a multiple of 10 sts plus 3 to work it, and results in a multiple of 12 sts plus 3, which is the same as a multiple of 12 sts plus 15.

    After completing Row 2 you'll have the right number of sts on the needle to work Row 1 again.

  • At 4:30 PM, Blogger Knitcrazy said…

    THANK YOU soooooooooooo much Lori...
    I knew that on line pattern was wrong...
    I don't have My Book here so I could not check
    This is the on line (wrong) pattern :)
    Problem Solved again!!! Hooray!!!


  • At 9:08 AM, Blogger Lori said…

    I'm glad to hear you're back on track!

    I contacted Pam Allen at Interweave Press, and she is going to get in touch with to have the typo fixed in their online excerpt from Scarf Style.

  • At 3:44 PM, Blogger Knitcrazy said…

    Thanks Lori..
    Once again You have saved me :)

    Its hard enough for knitters to do a new pattern but then when there are erors.. It sure makes it a Challenge !!!


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