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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Diagonal Buckeye








Geess...totally forgot I had this scarf in the works. Found it when I was moving things around in my office. I see I must have needed the size 10 needles for another project and even removed them. Thankfully, I left a note as to the size I was using on the card with the pattern; but...I didn't leave a note about where I was in the pattern. I may have to take this to my LYS to see if they can tell me where I am. I'm not good at looking at the stitch and seeing what I did last...that's a real problem. I can do that easily with crocheting, but not with knitting.

Dang it, why didn't I leave myself a note! I was making this around Christmas as part of a gift and it just didn't make it. Using Lion Brand Woolease, size 10 needles and am probably 1/4th done?

Any suggestions as to how to tell where I am in the project to keep my increase and decrease going correctly?

10 comments:

  1. Such a cool scarf, Sandy. Hope you figure it out.

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  2. Oops! Been there, done that, usually end up frogging, LOL.

    Did the pattern call for color changes like you did? If so, you could frog to the last color change and pick up from there. If not, I dunno.

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  3. Count how many rows you have done in the red. To create the diagonal you are decreasing at one end and increasing at the other. For each ridge of garter you knit two rows. I assume you are making one even knit and the other is where you dec/inc? So, count the ridges and determine how many rows are knit to create your stripe, divide by two and it should tell you. Another way to verify is to look at the ends, a decrease row will show as two sts pulled together into one. If you have one row of knitting between your needle the row with the two sts pulled together you are ready for a dec/inc row. If there is a decrease below the stitches on the needle you are ready for an even row. Hope that makes sense.

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  4. I wish I could help you out, but I'm terrible at trying to figure out where I am as well. At least you know your needle size!

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  5. CUTE SCARF, BUT KNOW NOTHING ABOUT KNITTING. I RATHER CROCHET. HOPE YOU FIND YOUR ANSWER. RIZZI

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  6. Those stripes are beyond amazing!

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  7. That's a tough one...I think that's why I usually have an easy project going that doesn't require a lot of keeping track of and then a daily (nightly) project that needs more attention to detail. A magnetic project board helps me keep my place. That and a good old pencil and paper (for the inc/dec) keeps me on track most of the time :)

    http://hakucho.blogspot.com/2007/02/my-new-pattern-board.html

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  8. Chrisknits, thanks so much for the info. I'm going to write down your directions and see if I can get there, appreciate your efforts.

    Thanks all for the visits and good thoughts, much appreciated.

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  9. I can't believe you took the needles out to begin with. I don't actually knit but that is part of the reason - if my stitches fall off the needle I am lost. I started a knitting class, but then got the sprain. Saving the lessons to do later. :-)

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  10. The cord is still in Sandie, I have interchangeable knitting needles, so I only took the ends off. So the stitches are all still in tact, but, I wasn't wise enough to mark which row I was on when I stopped.

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