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Wingspan Scarf
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Aug 26, 2012 15:54:02   #
I finally decided to make the Wingspan Scarf. I got the pattern from here KP. Someone was kind enough to post it from Ravelry.
I got the first triangle done, but and here's my dilema: where it says to put the marker, it says to knit TO the marker on the next row, then take it out and put it again, it's called the traveling marker.
Now I am about to start the second triangle and it says to knit up to 16 st's from the marker, but there are no markers. It did NOT say to leave the markers in. So I have a triangle done, with no way of knowing how or where to start the next one. Can someone who's made this scarf before help me please? Thanks, Crystal.
Aug 26, 2012 16:15:23   #
Stablebummom (a regular here)
I count 16 stitches from the end of the previous triangle and that's where I put the marker and you start the next triangle. The author was not too clear on where to put the other stitch markers was she? Without digging out my WIP (on hiatus due to the heat), I believe there are 32 stitches left on wide end of the triangle. So you can always mark it after the fact. The instructions called for 7 markers and 1 traveling marker. I think she said to place the perm. marker in the first set of instructions. I hope I haven't totally messed you up! Those 16 stitches are added on at the pointy end by CO to make each triangle offset.
You should have seen my first attempt~I had the first triangle going to my left and then the 2nd one went pointy end to the right! LOL! Wasn't so funny then.....
Aug 26, 2012 16:23:13   #
You have to read the entire pattern! I just started mine as well.


I would like to update the pattern to make some things clearer but realistically it wont be happening soon.

There are no errors in the pattern, but there are things which some people find confusing. Try not to overthink and just do what the pattern says.

4 queries come up again and again so I will address them here

1. Where do I put the 7 stitch markers?

These are fixed once you place them and you will need one for every triangle you knit, except the first. You place it at the very beginning of Row 2 in the second and every following triangle. The pattern reads PM right at the beginning of the line.

2. Row 1 of Triangle 2 says to knit to within 16 stitches of the marker but there is no marker. What do I do?

Read the next line it tells you that if this is the first time you are doing this to knit to within 16 stitches of the end of the row.

3. The abbreviations mention a Sl1p and a Sl1k but in the pattern there is a Sl1p and a Sl1. Should the Sl1 be a Sl1k?

This is due to pure indecision on my part. I wasn’t sure which looked best so I left it up to the knitter. I did in fact do a Sl1k myself and in the update will probably write that in.

4. The row where the triangles join looks loose and holey.

Hmm - this is a tough one as it is down to how you knit and what you prefer. It is because I did not specify to wrap the stitches on the short rows. I quite liked it without so didn’t wrap. If you prefer a more solid look wrap your stitches. If you would like bigger holes then stick some yo, k2tog in.

If you are still worried about anything do get in touch, but whatever you do , don’t fret. This is supposed to be fun. A pattern is only a recipe to alter to your taste not a decree."

This is from the Ravelry site for the pattern.

Hope this helps. It is really a very easy pattern to follow.
Aug 26, 2012 19:08:01   #
I read both your responses many times over, and I thank you for responding so quick. I will do what I THINK is right.
Aug 26, 2012 19:14:00   #
Ok, I have to ask this: where it says to knit within 16st of marker, should I have 16st left on my needle? I put a marker on the 16th st from the end, but now I am drawing a blank as to what to do next.
Row 1 of the second triangle says to slp1pw k to within 16st of marker, turn,
row 2 says PM, slp1,k2, PTM, k to end, CO16st then turn.
Aug 26, 2012 19:29:17   #
1. yes, knit to within 16 stitches before the end of the row and turn.
2. Place first marker (this stays put), slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2, Place moveable marker and knit to end, cast on 16 stitches and turn. (I used the thumb method to CO)

You got it now!
Aug 26, 2012 19:31:53   #
Ok I think I got it thanks very much
Aug 26, 2012 19:43:19   #
Aug 27, 2012 07:12:59   #
tamarque (a regular here)
Isn't it wonderful that we have designers on KP who can help others reproduce their patterns.
Aug 27, 2012 09:33:09   #
What did we ever do before? I am SOO glad I found KP
tamarque wrote:
Isn't it wonderful that we have designers on KP who can help others reproduce their patterns.
Aug 27, 2012 10:54:08   #
i just finished the 5th triagle and realise i have been doing it wrong. started another one with different wool and this one seems to be right. i was flummixed by the sm's and knitting up to the last 16 stitches as well. here's hoping.
Aug 27, 2012 11:36:47   #
I finished my wingspan ( just need to BO) 5 min ago. It was fun and gratifying to watch it grow. What yarn are you using? I looked at Ravelry postings of finished wingspans to help me make my decision. I love the way it looks and am wondering if any KP fashionistas can offer "how to wear" suggestions. I understand it is a shawlette. I don't see too many scarfs/shawls that are proportioned this to layer?
wngspan, waiting for BO
wngspan, waiting for BO...
Aug 27, 2012 11:40:02   #
CrystalP wrote:
I finally decided to make the Wingspan Scarf. I got the pattern from here KP. Someone was kind enough to post it from Ravelry.

I posted the Wingspan Shawl (Scarf) Mar 9, 12 10:30:51, but I don't have any idea if that was the first time it was posted or not. Anyway, I've enjoyed watching so many people making this scarf/shawl. Sad to say, I haven't even tried it yet, but do have the pattern in my stash. When or if I do get around to it, I'll have a good source for any questions I may have. Wish I could help you Crystal.

Aug 27, 2012 11:44:33   #
I am still working on my wingspan. I want to finish for my Daughters 30th birthday. I am glad the pattern maker was able to help with your questions. You are so right, where would we have been able to go to get such a quick response to a question we have. Love KP.
Aug 27, 2012 11:55:20   #
I want to eventually do this scarf. Thank you for all your extra information!
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