Knitting New Scarves: 27 Distinctly Modern Designs
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Scarves are often the first garments beginning knitters try. Then, when they feel ready for a greater creative thrill, they move on to other types of garments. In Knitting New Scarves, Lynne Barr beckons all levels of knitters back to their humble beginnings and then wows them with 27 spectacularly modern designs, each created using an innovative new technique or a unique take on a traditional one.
This novel approach, which dares knitters to rethink what is possible by simply manipulating knits and purls, leads to a collection of flattering, functional, and fun-to-make accessories. Imagine a scarf that looks like a strand of black pearls or unfolds like an accordion, one that playfully draws inspiration from the famed Chanel jacket or a twisting futuristic high-rise.
Every scarf is shown in its finished form in beautiful still-lifes by photographer Tyllie Barbosa, and, when unusual techniques are called for, up-close step-by-step photos are provided as well. This means every scarf in this masterful collection is both captivating and accessible for all levels of knitters.
CO ridge. You will end with a WS row. Begin New Block Row 1 (RS): BO 3 sts. With the new block color, knit 1 st and BO remaining st of previous block color. Cut the yarn from the previous block, leaving a 3" tail. Continuing with yarn for the new block, K1-f/b, knit to last 2 sts, K2tog [11 sts]. Row 2: Add on 4 sts (see Add On Stitches, page 128). Knit all 15 sts. Continue working in Garter st until there are 12 ridges on the RS and you have just completed a WS row. Note: Since two knit
needles from Rib Division. The same information about changing from one needle to the next on three or more needles applies to two needles. Photo 3: Knit all stitches on the front needle (A), then turn work so the other side is facing you. Knit the stitches on the second needle (B). Continue knitting around in this manner. If you are going to work around for more than five rounds, or do not plan on combining stitches onto one needle again, I suggest dividing the stitches over more than two
each of the stitches below the contrasting yarn. Step 2: Insert another smaller DPN into each of the stitches above the contrasting yarn. Step 3: With the tip of a needle, remove the contrasting colored stitches. You may cut the scrap yarn as you remove it, making it easier to pull it out. Short Row Shaping Short Rows make it possible to knit partial rows without leaving holes in your knitting. Working Short Rows in Stockinette Stitch The following directions show short rows being worked on
2" (2½", 3") diameter, stuffed Yarn and Stuffing Peace Fleece Worsted Weight Knitting Yarn (70% wool / 30% mohair; 200 yards / 4 ounces): 2 skeins Fathers Gray Peace Fleece Batting (wool / mohair): approximately 8 ounces Fathers Gray, for stuffing Needles One set of four 5-6" double-pointed needles (DPN) size US 8 (5 mm) Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. Notions Stitch marker Gauge 17 sts = 4" (10 cm) in Garter stitch (knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd) Technique Knitting Around
a two-color unit, work the Background and Cross-Through Pieces in different colors. You can weave in tails on the individual units and string them onto the cord as you finish them. Background Piece CO 8 sts. Work Garter st (knit every row) for 17 rows. Bind off all sts. Cross-Through Piece CO 8 sts. Work Garter st for 9 rows. Do not BO sts. Interlock Pieces Hold needle with Cross-Through Piece in front of and halfway up Background Piece. Using Interlocking Stitches method (see page 130),