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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Knitting Content!


I wanted to show you the Knitpicks WOTA Bulky (Cape Cod colorway) in process. This is Wendy's Mistake Rib Scarf. I'm knitting it on size 10s (all of my 10.5s are in process!) but the yarn band says 10-11, so, it's a little bit more snug than I'd like, but will do. Obviously this will benefit from blocking when I'm finished. My stitches are usually a bit more uniform than this! lolol! But I like the spongy-ness of the yarn and the rib. I think it'll make a nice gift scarf. And depending on how it blocks out, I may make the next one a bit wider, to make a more "manly" scarf. This (unblocked) is 4 inches wide...

Whatcha think? Should I frog and add more width?

13 Comments:

Anonymous Melanie said...

I (personally) think a man's scarf should be at least 6" inches wide. But I am not familiar with that pattern so I'm not sure if you'll be okay with blocking.

I made as shawl in sock memories, color fly fishing. It's a beautiful colorway. Can't wait to see you knit that one up! :-)

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Veggies.... said...

Very pretty colors...some of my favs. all together. Sounds like you've got a LOT of projects on the go!!!

12:05 PM  
Blogger kat said...

i think yeah maybe a little wider would be better for a guy.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Yarngirl said...

I think it's lovely - but I think I do prefer a little bit more width, unless it's going to be wrapped around a few times?

12:32 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

How far along are you in length? If it isn't too far, I think I'd frog and jump the needle size up to a 13. Most yarn band suggestions for needle size result in fairly firm fabric and I like a more flowing effect. On 13's the same number of stitches should make it wider. Mistake stitch rib will pull in more than garter or stockinette, but then it pulls out too as in tugging it up around the nap of the neck once it's on.

12:54 PM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

this pattern stays very "ribbi," do I'd say make 6" unblocked/unstretched. nice "man" gift there!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

I vote a trip to the frog pond too, and use a little bit bigger needle, mistake rib pulls in quite a bit! lovely colors!

4:25 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Sorry, I think a little wider also. Some beautiful colors though and a great pattern! It should be really warm!

Ruinwen
:)

5:35 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

Unless it is going to be an extra long skinny scarf, I would opt for a little more width. The color you chose is very pretty. Thanks for stopping by, and for the nice comment. Happy knitting!

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

I've found the ribbing usually blocks fairly generously, though over time it gives in to its tendency to pull in. You could probably get away with this for a man's scarf with some aggressive blocking, but I wouldn't think you were crazy if you started over with more width.

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Isabelle said...

I think it depends on the use of the scarf. 4" is a little narrow to me unless it is long and can be wrapped several times around the neck... Depends also of where you live and the kind of winters you have...

5:04 PM  
Blogger trek said...

A bit wider, yes.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I think a little wider, because when you block it will probably be the only time it gets blocked!

Lovely colors.

9:36 PM  

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