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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Manly Scarf


1 8oz Skien Peruvian Tweed 100% Superfine Alpaca (imported by Joseph Galler, Inc.)

(approx. 600 yards) (yarn is used doubled!)

Size 8 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge!)


19st=4in (with yarn doubled!)


Using yarn doubled throughout,

Cast on 32 sts.

Rows 1-7: Slip one with yarn in back, *k3 p3* p1

Rowas 8-14 : Slip one with yarn in front, *p3 k3* k1

These rows create a lovely waffle pattern with a nice, neat selvege edge.

Repeat until you run out of yarn.

Cast off in pattern.

Weave in all ends.

Keep warm!


At 5:59 PM, Blogger msfortuknit said...

Thats great! And I also wanted to say thank you so much for being such a great seceret pal!

At 9:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It didn't look wide enough to me. I’m using blue sky alpaca worsted and size 8 needles.

Notes on variations:
If you add 3 stitches, the pattern becomes

row 1: Slip one with yarn in back, *k3 p3* p1
row 2 : Slip one with yarn in front, *p3 k3* k1
repeat for 7 rows
row 8: Slip one with yarn in front, *p3 k3* k1
row 9 Slip one with yarn in back, *k3 p3* p1
repeat for 7 rows
Or you could just add 6 stitches and it’s much easier (but then it’s too wide!)
Thanks for sharing the pattern with us.

At 4:52 PM, Anonymous Terri said...

Love the pattern, just finished it in a charcoal/grey alpaca blend. It is beautiful, can't see if there is any fringe on it. If there is, what does it measure.

This is for a special guy and I am sure he will love it.

At 2:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fabulous pattern. I'm knitting it as a Xmas present for a guy. Thanks!

At 12:33 AM, OpenID charles-midair said...

I finished this fantastic scarf for a friend of mine.

Here is my blog entry on it. Great pattern, and thank you! - Charles

At 7:53 AM, Blogger Lisa Campbell said...

I saw this on ravelry and it is EXACTLY what I am looking for to create for a friend in Israel!

Thanks so much for sharing!

At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay! found it on Ravelry and it's exactly what I need. Thanks!

At 1:16 PM, Anonymous laurencara said...

I'm doing it in Louisa Harding Cashmere Aran (using a single strand)and it's turning out beautifully.Photos on Ravelry under laurencara.

At 10:28 AM, Anonymous elisa said...

I've just started this scarf, and though there's still a long way to go, it's turning out to be really lovely! It's amazing how it doesn't curl; I've passed on the slip every other row trick to my knitter friends.
Thanks for posting the pattern!

At 9:35 PM, Blogger Tara W. said...

Thank you so much for this pattern! It's gorgeous!

I didn't double the yarn, and it turned out great still. I also made it super long and added stripes per my husband's request.

I added photos to the Ravelry page. I hope that's okay. If not I totally understand if you take them down!

Thank you again. My husband absolutely loves it. :)

At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great! I'm a beginner at knitting and was looking for something stylish but not too difficult to try for my fiance for christmas. Thank you so much for posting! I can't wait to start it.

At 12:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm...I also just noticed that this pattern is "doubled" and I'm not at all familiar with how to do that (although I am capable of Googling the process). Any tips for doubling? Is it too difficult to try for a beginner? And would the pattern be okay without it? Tara W. I noticed you said you didn't double, but I don't know where to go to see the pictures you posted...

At 3:21 PM, Blogger Jennie said...

Hi Anon!

Basically, the yarn I used is very thin, so in order to get the gauge I wanted, I held two strands yarn together and treated it as one strand, so it acted like a thicker yarn. (Does that make sense? Tell me if it doesn't!)

If you use a different yarn that gives you gauge, then you don't need to double.

Let me know if that doesn't answer your question!

At 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That makes perfect sense. I'm not sure if the yarn i have is thick enough to do the pattern single strand or if i should do double...but I'll just make a decision and try it out. Thanks for your help!

At 3:45 PM, Blogger Jennie said...

The former knitting teacher in me screams SWATCH! SWATCH! SWATCH!

But sometimes it's more fun to fly by the seat of your pants.

At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could this be made with 2 strands of Fisherman's Wool? Thought of using Size 10 knitting needles.

At 5:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome pattern! :)
I'm going to teach my hubby how to knit with it! lol, wish me luck :)

At 6:59 AM, Blogger Stitching Grandma said...

Thank you for this pattern - just what I need for my son-in-law's scarf. It's half done and knitting up beautifully. I really like the slipped stitch - solves the problem I usually have with raggedy edges. I used one strand since Florida winters don't warrant too heavy a scarf. Love it!


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