Taking A Break From Lace

I decided to work on something a little more simple with my latest project.

A while back, I designed a scarf that uses two colors of Koigu. I thought it might work well with a ball of Noro Kureyon Sock yarn I bought, so I'm working on that now.

It's moving along quite quickly and I imagine I'll have it finished sometime this long weekend.

I've attached a closeup picture of the stitch pattern as well.

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kiwiknitter's picture

I hope this question isn't too silly, but are you using the 2 circ's for length? Is there a benefit to this rather than using ane extra-long circular?

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QueerJoe's picture

Not a silly question at all.

One of the rows in this pattern stitch requires you to wrap the yarn around the needle 4 times to get the elongated stitch, and with so many stitches on the needle, they bunch up a lot and are difficult to push along.

Someone gave me a great tip...on the multi-wrap row, switch to a larger size needle and only wrap it twice and it's a lot easier to move the stitches.

The picture shows me on one of those rows.

JDM511's picture

Trying to get my mind around this. Do you just double the size of the needle? i.e. from 3mm to 6 mm. Also what does this do to the "normal" stitches in the row (the non multi-wrap stitches), don't they come out too big?


QueerJoe's picture

Since the pattern calls for a US5 needles (3.75 mm), it would seem likely to double that and got to a 7.5 mm needle, but I don't find that big is required. I go up to a US10 needle (6 mm) and it works out fine.

I also only use the US10 needle on the mult-wrap row and then switch back to the US5 needles for all other row.

TomH's picture

Still looks suspiciously like lace, LOL! Very interesting stitch. Look forward to seeing photos when completed.

crmartin's picture

Very cool scarf. I checked it out on Ravelry and will add it to my ever growing queue. I like the idea of using the larger needle on the yo's.