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Hello - This is Flavio. I love knitting! I would love to try sharing bits of my life and my thoughts. Lots of love! :)

viernes, abril 13, 2007

The Magic Scarf (thanks Paulina!)



Dear Friends!

I have finally found a use for the wonderful 3 balls my friend Gunhild had bought me. My friend Paulina (check out her knitting blog!) gave me this fantastic idea of the magic scarf! It is so easy, and works well with big, beautiful yarns, because the resulting stitches are very simplistic. You cast on an X number of stitches, and on first round you K1, YO, K1, YO, K1 etc. to end. Then, you go on with stockinette stitch and, in last round, you BIND OFF only ODD stitches, and you drop all EVEN stitches. I.e.: K1, drop 1, K1, close one stitch, drop 1, K1, close one stitch, etc... the dropped stitches will magically rip (you have to help them!), but they were the YO stitches, so the scarf won't break into pieces! It will be tighter (the scarf) and veeeeery airy. Now, I did a terrible mistake at first, I casted on too many stitches and the result was... sort of a blanket... URGH... well, I ripped everything and here is the final result: my first magic scarf!

Gràcies, Paulina! :)

6 Comments:

Blogger debolsillo said...

Felicitats!
T' ha quedat molt bé.
Petons i gràcies per la referència.

:)

13/4/07 17:29  
Anonymous jaime said...

Nice... looks quite airy :) I love dropped stitch patterns, they're always fun and a little bit it's terrifying at the same time, to drop stitches on purpose lol!

13/4/07 18:54  
Blogger Mary Anne said...

Beautiful, Flavio! a nice way to show off this yarn.

13/4/07 22:45  
Blogger Flavio83 said...

Moltíssimes gràcies, Paulina!! :) De res!! :)

Jaime: yes, I had the same kind of thought. It was scary! I mean... dropping on purpose! ROTFL! It was funny at the same time... and it was so much funnier because I had to work hard to help them rip down the whole scarf... when you DON'T want to drop a stitch, though, they go soooo fast! LOL :)

Thank you Mary Anne!!! :) Yes, I am happy it worked. Otherwise I had little other chances with so few meters...

Love!
Flavio

14/4/07 00:50  
Anonymous Amber in Albuquerque said...

Wow! That's lovely. I have a 'big beautiful' yarn that I have been trying to match up with a pattern. I'm going to give this a try! Thanks Flavio :).

16/4/07 21:59  
Blogger Flavio83 said...

Thank you Amber! But especially, thank Paulina, she gave me the idea ;)

Fla

17/4/07 08:43  

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