completed scarf - longways caston

yarnivore's picture

Ok, ok - I've been enjoying all your handiworks and thought I'd post a few of my recently completed stuff.

This scarf was a holiday gift for my piano teacher. It doubles as a 'get out of recital free' pass!

I used up some cool bits of my stash - some Manos, a little cashmere, some vintage satin ribbon that faded in the shop window, and some cheap novelty yarn I stumbled across at Tuesday morning.

Cast on longways using 36" size 17 circs, knit flat, plain stockinette stitch.

The only thing I don't really like about this method is that the bindoff side tends to curve a little, even with great care to bindoff loosely.

The above pic is without flash, and shows the colors more truly. The attached one shows more of the detail.

Knit on!

Jeffrey

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Comments

Bill's picture

Love it!!! ...were you

Love it!!!
...were you surprised how much longer it "grew" when you took it off the needles???

yarnivore's picture

Not this time - but the

Not this time - but the first time I tried this technique, I made a scarf for the 50 foot woman.

JP

MMario's picture

Do you do a standard bind

Do you do a standard bind off or one of the "stretchy" bind offs?

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

yarnivore's picture

Hmm...stretchy bind off? I

Hmm...stretchy bind off? I just did a very loose standard bindoff.

Please 'splain!

JP

MMario's picture

there are a couple bind offs

there are a couple bind offs that produce a much stretchier binding then the standard. The second is more or less my "standard" bind off.

One of them is:

knit 1, *slip stitch back to left needle, knit 2 together thorugh back loop; repeat from *

another is:

knit 1, * knit backwards to return stitch to left needle, knit two together; repeat from *

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.