My So Called Scarf knit-along

It's official! Let's all knit a scarf together!

Below is the modified My So Called Scarf pattern (watch video)

I like the modified first row proposed by Ingrid, also demonstrated in the video, but feel free to use the original pattern linked above.

Don't be afraid to get creative and try a different yarn or gauge!

Materials:
•2 Skeins of Manos del Uruguay
•US 11 Needles
•Darning Needle

Glossary:
•psso-pass slipped stitch over
•P2tog-purl 2 together

Instructions:

•CO 30 stitches

•Row 1: K1 *sl1, K1, yo, psso two stitches on right needle* K1.

•Row 2: *P2tog, do not slip stitches off the needle, purl the first stitch again, slip both stitches off needle*

•Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you run out of yarn.
•BO.
•Weave in all ends.

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sirknitsalot's picture

I like! I just ordered 2 skeins of the yarn mentioned above in "lava" so I can knit one up. The skeins were only $13.50 at https://www.jimmybeanswool.com/

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I really liked the video as it helps a lot in understanding the stitch, thanks. I have some wool and silk, When we are don are we to post pictures,?

Darrel's picture

I'd say post as many pictures as you feel like posting! It'd be great to see some in-process pics from everyone to build anticipation.

superi's picture

Of course I'm in... almost 1/2 way done already!

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potterdc's picture

I'm in! I'm using some left over Noro silk and size 10.5 needles. Wish I had seen that video before I had started!

Jonathan

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Think less, enjoy it more.

YugiDean's picture

Definitely in. Also purchased some Manos del Uruguay from JimmyBeansWool.com I'm doing it in "Adobe." w00t!

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phantomknitter's picture

Knit on, brethren...

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"I'll publish right or wrong; fools are my theme, let satire be my song." --LB

Celowin's picture

Sure, it sounds like fun, I'll join in. I'll probably be a bit on the slow side, though... it will take close to two weeks for me to get any yarn in, and even then I might not be able to start right away. Ah well, I don't think that speed is the important thing here anyway....

Aaronknits's picture

I'm in too! Not sure if I'll use the Manos or substitute something else. I may use up some Plymouth Boku that I have in my stash.

RCC's picture

Count me in..............I'll select something from my stash after the holiday weekend away from home!

eyedoc's picture

I'm in too!!

Count me in too! I also have ordered some Manos del Uruguay from jimmybeanswool.com... 2 skeins of brick and 2 of eclipse. I figure I will decide which to use for this scarf when I see them! It may be a while before I start it as I am trying to get a jumpstart on Holiday gifts! I will attempt to post a pic when it is done!!

Shawn

scubasinger's picture

Count me in as well.

I'll be using Paton's SWS....have been wanting to play with some of the soy blends and this is a great opportunity.

Elemmaciltur's picture

Darn...I'm a tad too early...or the KAL's a tad too late for me. :-p

Am Kalten Polar MSCS (FO)

Started: Originally started on 05th March 2007, frogged and re-started on 25th August 2007
Finished: 28th August 2007
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Worsted Merino-Lambwool in the colourway "Am kalten Polar" ("At the cold Polar")
Needles: 7 mm - 60 cm length Addi Turbos Circs
Pattern: My So Called Scarf from Sheep in the City
Modifications: I added a chain edge

VillageKnittiot's picture

i started one a couple weeks ago in Noro Silk Garden. (talk about a pain to frog. Will be restarting again. (but I think with something smoother I have some artyarns product in my stash. Just FYI the slip is as if to purl with yarn in back. I know its standard (now) But in case any of the new knitters get confused when it's not written out. I did a few rows with slip as if to knit, didn't see much difference, except I think the twist made it tighter, and tougher to do the purl side.

knitty pilgrim's picture

With a sigh and a smile...
Having stumbled upon two skeins of Manos del Uruguay (in a suitably dour gray colorway) in the archive of his formidable stash, the Pilgrim grudgingly joins in the fun. Grudgingly because, well, he has at least four other projects in varying stages of progress already...more information of which can be found by visiting his online home:
http://knittypilgrim.blogspot.com/

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KilgoreTrout's picture

Well the more I look at the scarf the more I want to make my own...even though I vowed to never make another scarf since I have way too many... But I think it will be a good project to use some of my stash...just trying to find the right combo before I CO....

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PaganCub's picture

i got really confused just by reading the pattern (mainly because i'm working a beanie in the round...and this plied/braided/chained/multiple-strings-somehow-woven-to-make-yarn yarn is such a pain in the ass)...but i'm not working the pattern....so it might be really easy.

however, it looks as if you could just twist your knit stitches and achieve the same effect. i may try it.

i'll get my aunt to do *that* pattern while i work my twisted stitches and see the end result.

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knitty pilgrim's picture

My So-Called Progress...

As I said...suitably dour...

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JD_70's picture

Just happen to be traveling to DC this week for a conference, and this would be a perfect use for a little Malabrigo (pearl ten) I have around. This could be good...

VillageKnittiot's picture

My mother and I (don't even start!) have come across another take on 'ingrid's' version of the S1,K1,Yo,Psso. since I haven't found it very 'Continental-friendly' yet so I'm thowing this pattern. I found it is easiest to S1, K1 then pick up the slip to start passing it over and do the Yarn over at the same time. I found it's easier than trying to hold the YO down to pass the slip stitch over it. Its still the same stitches they're just slightly out of order.

Ok... so I just ordered some Men of Uru... I mean, Manos del Uruguay for this knit-thingy. Gives me an excuse to branch out and try some new yarn. So when it comes in, I'll join you guys.

Kenny

potterdc's picture

Ok, I'm maybe about a third of the way done, and I'm noticing that my scarf has a slight bias to it - with the knit side facing, the left side is definitely a bit higher than the right. I'm using Noro Silk, size 10.5 needles. Are others experiencing this?

Jonathan

Think less, enjoy it more.

Think less, enjoy it more.

VillageKnittiot's picture

I started mine with Noro Silk Garden, but didn't like the thick and thin gauges of the yarn so it seemed a little uneven. (and a bear to rip out!) Could it be the difference in your 1st stitches tension I know my knitting is tighter than my purling.

grandcarriage's picture

Should a make a comment about a bear having a bear of a time ripping out his knitting? Oh, I think so, I really do...

JD_70's picture

Same problem here, about 4-5inches into it...fixed with comments by gnewgnitter below. My purls (especially the first of the two) weren't as taut. All is well over the next 3 inches.

rjcb3's picture

See, now I feel wicked OFF becuase I came in this thing WAY too late...

...between job hunting and that 'damn Trojan...

Oh well, I'm going to a Portland Seadogs game tonight anyway...they made it again to the post season...again!!!

)O(
robert

sirknitsalot's picture

My So Called Scarf 14"
As of 2:00 this afternoon I've got 14" knitted. Not even halfway, but I hope to get a lot more done this weekend since I have a little down time. This is in Manos del Uruguay color 105 (Lava)

Serge664's picture

Dang it! Late again

I was planning to start one of these anyway - i picked up some Bengali at Tuesday Morning the other day. I have never heard of it before, but it was soft and cheap.

I have to go do a demo at Michael's this afternoon. I'll take my yarn and see if I cant catch up!

Please remember: I have a collection of needles and a history of violence

Please remember: I have a collection of needles and a history of violence

Serge664's picture

Not too bad
Was able to work about 2 hours on my so called scarf for my demo - less time setting up and helping those pesky customers.

My So Called Scarf

The yarn was kinda a pain to use. I have to hold it real loose, and cant pick the purls very easily.

It seems to work best picking the knit side and reverse knitting back the other way.

but i think it looks good.

Please remember: I have a collection of needles and a history of violence

Please remember: I have a collection of needles and a history of violence

grandcarriage's picture

I have a lot of my own handspun yarn that looks just like that. What is the yarn....It looks great in that pattern.

eyedoc's picture

This is my first attempt at loading a pic with a post! I hope it works! LOL This is my scarf thus far. However, I have added a bit more to it since I took the pic last night! It is done in Manos del Uruguay Brick.[img_assist|nid=3059|title=My So Called Scarf|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=200|height=150]

eyedoc's picture

Well, obviously, that didn't work. LOL

eyedoc's picture

For whatever reason, I cannot get the pic to post here with messages, but it did get posted on the "gallery" section. If you want to see it, go there I guess! LOL
Shawn

eyedoc's picture

HAH! I outsmarted it! I added the pic of my scarf to my profile! LOL

RCC's picture

Have started now and am enjoying a new stitch........have been mostly doing garter and stockinette recently on felting projects.

Decided to use a bulky yarn and size 13 needles..........the pattern shows well and is fun to work on! Thanks to all who shared comments while getting started.........these comments assured an easy start for me!

Knit on.............
Rex

ann g's picture

Yippee, I'm in as well! Gotta wind those skeins first, but I'll definitely post some pics later on... If I can find a camera first ;-)

YugiDean's picture

Just started on the second skein yesterday. So far, so good except...when I go from the right side to the wrong side, that first stitch is so floppy. The only way to keep it from sticking out is when I purl 2 together for the first time on that row, I have to pull that yarn so tight that it kinda wraps the looseness around a bit. Does any of this make sense? I don't know how to explain it...

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potterdc's picture

Bias solved!

I went back to the original directions (on the knit side, s 1, k 1, psso, knit into ss) and it has straightened up the knitting (see my entry below which starts "Ok, I'm maybe about a third....")

Interesting, eh? Somehow for me the modified pattern created an uneveness in my knitting. I thought about taking the whole thing out and starting over, but instead I am breathing deeply and continuing on - and looking forward to Wednesday when the glasses arrive so I can actually see what i'm doing! :-)

Yours on a cool, sunny, Sunday morning in DC,
Jonathan

Think less, enjoy it more.

Think less, enjoy it more.

Celowin's picture

My yarn finally arrived on Saturday, and I just started working on it. Reading other people's comments about uneven edges, I'm putting a small garter stitch border around the main pattern. It seems to be working well, though I'm not convinced yet there is enough contrast between the garter stitch and the main stitch pattern for it to really form a nice border.

Darrel's picture

What a pain to fix mistakes with this stitch pattern, eh? :)

MCBizarro's picture

Yes, I have found it impossible to move past mistakes in this pattern. Now that I have started over twice I am finding my results more pleasing. C'est la vie!

So, I must be REALLY behind on this little project -- I just started it yesterday! Anyway, I had this crazy, variagated novelty stuff that's in a variety of colors and textures (mostly metalic colors), which I stranded with a plain tan colored yarn...so far, so good! Knitting up on 13s, it's going pretty quickly!

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chunkiejunkie's picture

Here's my stab at the pattern. I used a Soho Bulky Tweed on 9mm needles. I found the stitch definition is more subtle with the 'tweedy' nature of the yarn. For the edges I used a chain stitch or slip stitch selvage although the left edge came out very loose. In my Vogue Knitting book it mentions 3 variations on this type selvage - German, English and French. I used the German and I'll have to try one of the other variations next time. No wonder those countries are always at war with each other!

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gardenguy42's picture

Well dang, guys! I just joined yesterday and now I'm already hopping right on the bandwagon, LOL, albeit a little late. I just ordered the Manos Del Uruguay in "Mulled Wine" from Jimmy Bean's Yarn so I can give the scarf a try myself, which is really funny since I live in soutwestern Florida and never have a need to wear a scarf! Guess I'll just have to plan a trip up North to wear the dang thing once I get it finished. Or I may end up giving it as a holiday gift. Anyway, your enthusiasm on this site is contagious and I'm glad to be here.

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"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

BuduR's picture

well I have jumped on the bandwagon, well more of I have bought my ticket. I ordered the manos and await it's arrival. This will be the first scarf that I have knit for myself. Thanks for posting that video, it really helps alot to see this being done.

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PaganCub's picture

Ok...I'm of course SERIOUSLY late w/ the KAL, but here's my question: I'm trying to do knit this pattern, but i'm noticing that my work is getting LOOSER and LOOSER...therefore, the scarf is getting wider and wider.
what can I do? aside from going down a needle size.
here's the issue: the knit side is really loose, but the purl side is really tight (the yarn overs are what's tight)

ALSO...as you're knitting it....is it supposed to slant a little? If i hold my needle straight, the bottom bit of the scarf i have so far is slanted more towards the right than the live stithes....?

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Celowin's picture

A number of people have had problems with the slanting... there is some discussion on that issue toward the bottom/beginning of the many comments.

Personally, I liked the slant, so I didn't bother trying to get rid of it. I thought the slant added one more point of interest to a stitch pattern that already drew my eyes in.

VillageKnittiot's picture

Restarted "My So Called Scarf"... again X3. I picked up some Manos at a somewhat LYS here in California and am LOVING IT!

sirknitsalot's picture

I finally got a chance to take pictures of my finished scarf. This was in Manos del uruguay "Lava".

BuduR's picture

Beautiful! I couldn't decide between this one and the purple color I bought (can't remember the name of it) I might have to go back and get a couple skeins of this too.

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