New Scarf for My Son

ILHIKER's picture

Hi guys,
Just thought I'd share the scarf I made for my son. Today's his birthday and since December has been pretty cold already, he was happy to have the new scarf. I made it with Loops & Threads Charisma black yarn. It's a nice big thick yarn and 100% acrylic. I used the Chraisma black yarn in tandem with a medium grade black and/or blue yarn on #13 needles. As you can see, I simply used the garter stitch while slipping the first stitch in each row. It was my first scarf, and the first time working with such thick yarn, big needles and slipping the stitches. I am please with the outcome, and really like how the ends of each row look neat and cleanly braided.

Happy Holidays!!
Mark

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Kerry's picture

Looks good Mark. Did you

Looks good Mark. Did you slip the first stitch knit- or purl-wise? When designers don't specify, I never know which way to slip.

ILHIKER's picture

The slip stitch I use at the

The slip stitch I use at the beginning of each row is purl-wise. I didn't understand about slip stitches...and I'm still trying to digest what it actually does...so I went to my #1 resource, YouTube.com. The only tutorials I found there were those that demonstrated purl-wise slip stitches. It gives a nice braided look on both edges of the scarf, much neater and more controlled looking than just plain garter stitch. Hope this helps.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great work, Mark. --

Great work, Mark. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.