Knitting New Scarves: 27 Distinctly Modern Designs
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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.
SCARVES Shawl Collar Most scarves can be thrown on and wrapped around without any thought about their exact arrangement. This is the only scarf in the book that needs to be worn in a specific way, that is if you want to achieve the shawl collar look as shown at left. To see another way to wear it, see page 89. If you want the rib to hold its shape, I suggest you read “A Few Words About Ribs” on page 8. 86 87 KNITTING NEW SCARVES KNITTING NEW SCARVES Finished Measurements Work Left Side
create an optical illusion. Here, the alternating colored stripes are used to create larger shapes that appear to be layered on top of each other while in actuality they are flat. 94 95 KNITTING NEW SCARVES KNITTING NEW SCARVES Finished Measurements Using A, CO 19 sts. 5½" wide x 56" long Yarn Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool (65% wool / 35% silk; 191 yards / 50 grams): 1 hank each #003 Granite (A) and #001 Chalk (B) Scarf begins with a RS row. Purl every row for 5 rows (end with a RS row).
take the instructional photos as I worked, clicking away with my foot, while my hands were busy knitting. And he has helped in countless other ways, for which I will be ever grateful. 144 KNITTING NEW SCARVES
needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. Notions Make Circles Work one circle at a time. Using smaller needles, open Scrap Yarn Slits (see page 139) [10 sts]. With a US 10½ needle and A, knit the 5 sts on the lower needle. Insert an empty US 10½ needle from right to left into the edge stitch between the upper and lower needles (see Photo 1). Twist the needle clockwise and knit the stitch [11 sts] (see Photo 2). Stitch marker; tapestry needle Gauge 15 sts = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette
Stitch, Multicolor Patterns (see page 134) Knitting Around on Two Double-Pointed Needles (see page 137) Repeat Pattern 2 more times, but on the final repeat, increase 4 sts on the second rnd of Step 4, as follows: [K3, LLI, knit to last 3 sts on needle, RLI, K3] on each needle [28 sts; 14 sts each needle], then work Step 5 to finish Pattern. Hourglass Chart Work 12-st pattern twice around each rnd. 2 1 11 9 7 5 3 1 12 sts 1 strand MC 2 strands A held together Change to larger needles