Hmmm.... It's gotta be doable....

vsidart's picture

I keep seeing scarves like this in the stores.... I like it a lot, and it seems like a good way to use up a few loose ends of yarn, but how to attack it? It's a 1x1 rib, but color changes, fringe... any ideas?


YugiDean's picture

That's F'd up. Way too tiny, way too many color changes, way too insanes.

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BuduR's picture

I'm with you on this one, I'm having a hard enough time with these socks!

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superi's picture

You could knit it side ways adding a new color every row and then tying the tails into fringe


twistknit's picture

I think you start with x number of stitches and cast on extra stitches and then cast off those same stitches again immediately. The extra number of stitches depends on how long you want the fringe. I'm pretty sure I've seen the technique in one of Nicky Epstein's knitting on the edge books.

I have a pattern for a ladies jacket which is fringed. Each fringe is knitted individually, kept on the needle and the next one knitted on the same needle until you have enough fringes, then the jacket starts by knitting all across the fringes. Tedious work.

mwkbloom's picture

This is sometimes known as a "carwash" fringe since it mimics those long strips that clean and dry your car at the automatic carwash. It is knit lengthwise. You cast on for the entire length of the scarf, including the "fringe." *Knit each row till when you are two rows short of the width of the stripe, bind off stitches (how many stitches you bind off depends on how long you want the fringe to be---probably 25% of overall length is the maximum for the fringe at each end) at the beginning of each of the next two rows. Start the new color at the end of the second bind off row, using it to cast on the same number of stitches you bound off. Cast on stitches at the end of the next row. Repeat from *. For the last stripe, of course, you won't have the bind off rows. You can, of course, do it all in one color, knit it large enough to be a stole or shawl, etc.. And, it would be fabulous as a felted piece (either knitting it oversized to felt down to scarf size or knitting it scarf-sized to felt down to a belt of other accent piece).

Britisher's picture

Your question makes me wonder whether you are secretly reading my thoughts, as I was about to ask this exact question. Thanks for saving me the time, and thanks to all you helpful guys who've supplied some ideas.

Oh, by the way, you really don't want to learn to read my mind, it's way more complicated than it needs to be...

PaganCub's picture

it's actually knitted vertically. i own several of these scarves and thought about recreating them, but i'm horrible at intarsia. the fringe is basically 3-stitch i-cord. bind off 1 stitch of each i-cord when it is as long as you'd should be left on the needle (for me, i'm right handed, it'd be the right-hand needle) until you have as many fringes as you'd like. k1p1, remembering to twist old color strand around new color strand (before knitting the next stitch) to keep vertical rows together. when scarf is as long as you'd like it to be, move all other stitches onto a spare needle (or stitch holders), working only with first color stripe, k1 m1 k1 then proceed to work icord until fringe is as long as the first set, bind off. repeat across remaining stitches, working 1 color "column" at a time.

eta: meant to reply to vsidart
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mrossnyc's picture

I've also wondered how these scarves were made. Have you tried making one yet?

BTW, your striped scarf in a previous post inspired me to use two variegated yarns I had to knit a similar scarf. I'm traveling at the moment but will post pics in a few days when I'm home.