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Post by FloBear on 1st March 2018, 5:28 pm

Thanks to the 'Beast from the East' and storm Emma, my woolly pulli has had plenty of use. It even has a matching hat!

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Post by Chilli-head on 1st March 2018, 5:41 pm

I've got one of the ones my Mum knitted back when. A bit bigger than it once was, but still snug.
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Post by FloBear on 10th April 2018, 9:25 am

Not in the round but I have finished my alpaca scarf. The yarn is 70% alpaca 30% merino in a sagey-greeny-grey colour. 4 ply but very fine, took ages to knit partly because it was quite boring in little blocks of K2 P2. Probably won't be needed until next autumn now - unless an alpaca with a chill turns up before then Smile


Excuse the creased sheet underneath. It's the snake cover for when herpetophobes come to dine. Snakes don't mind creases!
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Post by Ploshkin on 10th April 2018, 11:45 am

That's lovely Flobear.  I must finish my Shetland lace scarf.  The knitting is all done but I've got to graft on the second patterned end piece and I loathe grafting.
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Post by FloBear on 10th April 2018, 4:34 pm

Sounds complicated, Ploshkin. Is it like grafting the toes of socks?
And do you have to block it because it's lacy?
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Post by Chilli-head on 10th April 2018, 5:15 pm

My mum tried to show me a way of knitting a scarf once.  Involved casting on an even number of stitches, then alternately kniting a stich, then slipping one. Casting off as normal at the other end to get a sort of double thickness "tube" with the ends closed, and a stocking stick finish on both sides - Is this a regular technique ? does it have a name ?

PS: Nice scarf. I bought some Alpaca wool from a friend of a friend who keeps them, for my mother to have a go with, but I think she lost the ability before getting round to it.
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Post by Dandelion on 10th April 2018, 6:12 pm

Beautiful scarf FloBear!

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Post by FloBear on 11th April 2018, 5:08 pm

Thanks for comments, folks. I will be happy to put it away until the end of the year!

Chilli-H that sounds like a technique that I would like to have known. The (M&S) scarf that I wear all winter must have been knitted that way as it's exactly as you describe but I thought it was a technique only possible on a machine made garment.

I will investigate for future reference.

Eta Found it. You gave a good description, CH so wasn't hard to track down a+
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Post by FloBear on 11th April 2018, 6:45 pm

Well, I have to say, CH, that was a complete revelation.  I've knitted a small sample; it's simple to do and works perfectly. Thank you so much for your Mum's technique!

bigthink  I will now have to knit another scarf sometime.
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Post by Chilli-head on 12th April 2018, 8:52 am

Given my family history, I'm glad I could still remember it Embarassed Must be 40 years ago she showed me ! I just wanted a long scarf like Tom Baker's Dr Who to play about in ... Trust my parents to turn everything into a learning experience.
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Post by FloBear on 12th April 2018, 11:51 am

Hehe, clever parents!

Just for info. It doesn't actually come out as a tube, but is approx double the thickness of the same yarn knitted in normal stocking stitch and narrower.
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