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Halligarth Shawl....again!

Could someone give me some tips on adding the border to this shawl. Have all my live stitches on my circular needles, but for the life of me, can't figure out how to do the cast on of the 6 stitches to start the border....Help! (Please

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New Project

I Scarf I made up using an elongated Chevron stitch pattern...Reckon it has a nice masculine quality about the pattern

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Latest Project

Maybe my last project of the year, before it gets too hot here to knit.
It's a pattern I made up from a Reverse Herringbone Scarf pattern I found on the net.
Got some lovely Alpaca yarn from the Hunter Valley just north of Sydney.
I am making it for my God-daughter before she moves to Melbourne next year.
The only stipulation was that it had to be "Sex Bomb Red", not tacky "Hooker Red"

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Help with Matthew Shepard Scarf

Could someone explain this part of the pattern for me.

At the end of each rs row and the beginning of ws rows there is a sl1 pwise in the pattern.

The slipped stitch never seems to get picked up in this pattern and I end up with a loop starting from row 1.

Is there something I'missing?

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Just to prove I really can knit

Because my attempt @ the Matthew Shephard Scrf looked pretty pathetic,
I thought I would post a pic of the Asherton Scarf I have just finished, just to prove I really can produce something.

Loved knitting this and pretty proud of the the end product

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Slogging it out with Myrna Stahman

This is my practice effort so far with the Matthew Scarf, before I start for real.
Looks nothing like ones others have knitted
Perhaps I need to go up a needle size or try a different yarn.

Also the chart is extremely hard to keep track of, without going blind.

Having trouble with the slpwise at the end and beginning of alternative rows