Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Friday, May 18, 2012

Another scarf

 Some more of Teresa Ruch's hand-dyed bamboo got knitted into scarf.  Aren't those colors luscious?  Garter stitch on size 1 needles, but since it was done in mitered squares, it didn't seem like any work at all.  CO 30, place marker, co 30 more.  Knit all rows, decreasing one stitch every time you slip the marker. When you are down to one stitch, pick up 30 stitches along the side of the work just finished, place marker, and cast on 30 more, and knit another square.  I did four squares in a row, and finished with a half square, 30 stitches on a side.  You make it a half square by decreasing  the first  stitch of every row as well as the first stitch after you slip the marker.

Go back to the start of the squares, cast on 30 stitches, place marker, then pick up 30 along the side of the first square.  There are any number of ways to confuse yourself on this.  Just sit quietly for a minute and see what you have already done, then carry on.  YOu want to make another row of squares on top of the row you have already made, with the miters slanting in the same direction.

Or heck, look up the directions for mitered squares somewhere.  I'm sure someone else can explain it better.  If it really doesn't make sense to knit them together, just knit individual squares and sew them together.

I picked up two stitches in each stitch along the edge and knitted a two inch ruffle, butI don't know if it ought  to have a ruffle.  What do you think?


  • At 12:59 PM , Blogger Willow said...

    I must prefer the picking up and casting on method because I have an allergy to sewing together the squares. Love that yarn. I have some (almost) identical to yours which I knitted in to a long thin scarf.

  • At 4:49 PM , Blogger Acorn to Oak said...


  • At 11:05 PM , Blogger Rose Red said...

    I think the ruffle is the perfect finishing touch. Looks great.

  • At 9:47 PM , Blogger sophanne said...

    Yes to the ruffle. You've just helped me make sense of my triangle scarf that accidentally turned into a square problem from a few months back. It matters on which side you pick up stitches.

  • At 4:40 AM , Blogger Donna Lee said...

    I like the ruffle and I agree that mitred squares seem to take less time. I think it's my wonderment that I've knit a square.

    Teresa does such beautiful saturated colors.

  • At 5:24 AM , Blogger KnitTech said...

    Love the blue scarf.

  • At 1:55 PM , Blogger mplanck said...

    I once learned to knit endless scarves but soon realized it was not forte. Instead I did some crocheting, sewing, and needlepoint. But I am in awe of your talents, Roxy, and what luscious color. Beautiful!

  • At 9:45 PM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    Ooh... purty... And I love your patterns-- they're so intuitive.


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