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Feb 5, 2014 10:11:58   #
carrottop71
 
I've been looking at the wingspan scarfs that everyone is doing and came across this Skysong pattern. It's similar but different. It calls for a cast of 100 sts. The first wedge reads:
Short-Row Set 1: (WS): K1, k2tog, knit to last 7 sts, turn. (RS) Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 wrapping yarn twice around needle.
Short-Row Set 2: (WS): K1 dropping extra wrap, k2tog, knit to 7 sts before gap, turn. (RS): Kint to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 wrapping yarn twice around needle. Rep [Short-Row Set 2] 9 more times --78 sts
I'm coming out with 88 sts. I think I'm doing something wrong with the wrapping yarn twice. I am knitting one of the wraps and dropping the other one and then knitting 2 together. It doesn't feel right and I sure that is the problem, but I don't know what to do. It does look a little different than the picture.This pattern is in the spring 2014 issue of Creative Knitting.
 
Feb 5, 2014 10:20:23   #
LisaBassney
 
It looks to me like you should be decreasing 2 stitches each row. After 11 rows you would be down 22 stitches, 100-22= 78.
I think you knit the first and last stitch but drop all of the wraps, you may be adding a stitch by knitting the wrap.
Feb 5, 2014 10:25:24   #
carrottop71
 
LisaBassney wrote:
It looks to me like you should be decreasing 2 stitches each row. After 11 rows you would be down 22 stitches, 100-22= 78.
I think you knit the first and last stitch but drop all of the wraps, you may be adding a stitch by knitting the wrap.


I think you're right. I wonder why you have the wraps in the first place, and why does it only tell you to drop one wrap?
Feb 5, 2014 10:31:26   #
mthrift
 
carrottop71 wrote:
I've been looking at the wingspan scarfs that everyone is doing and came across this Skysong pattern. It's similar but different. It calls for a cast of 100 sts. The first wedge reads:
Short-Row Set 1: (WS): K1, k2tog, knit to last 7 sts, turn. (RS) Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 wrapping yarn twice around needle.
Short-Row Set 2: (WS): K1 dropping extra wrap, k2tog, knit to 7 sts before gap, turn. (RS): Kint to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 wrapping yarn twice around needle. Rep [Short-Row Set 2] 9 more times --78 sts
I'm coming out with 88 sts. I think I'm doing something wrong with the wrapping yarn twice. I am knitting one of the wraps and dropping the other one and then knitting 2 together. It doesn't feel right and I sure that is the problem, but I don't know what to do. It does look a little different than the picture.This pattern is in the spring 2014 issue of Creative Knitting.
I've been looking at the wingspan scarfs that ever... (show quote)


Could you post the source site for this pattern. Ravelry does not have it. Searching for a picture of it, so can visualize. Thank you.
Feb 5, 2014 10:36:36   #
mirl56 (a regular here)
 
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/skysong
Feb 5, 2014 11:30:06   #
mthrift
 
mirl56 wrote:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/skysong


Thanks so much!
 
Feb 5, 2014 16:59:25   #
LisaBassney
 
carrottop71 wrote:
I think you're right. I wonder why you have the wraps in the first place, and why does it only tell you to drop one wrap?


Wraps would make a longer stitch. I think they mean to drop the complete wrap but don't state it that way.

I did a scarf that had sections of 3,4,5,4,3 wraps that would be dropped on the next row and then the next section would be 5,4,3,4,5 wraps on each stitch I think, to do a fan or feather type stitch with several rows of garter in between.

The pictures in the pattern link don't show the wrapped section of the shawl, so please post your finished project so we can see how it turns out.
Feb 5, 2014 17:55:40   #
carrottop71
 
LisaBassney wrote:
Wraps would make a longer stitch. I think they mean to drop the complete wrap but don't state it that way.

I did a scarf that had sections of 3,4,5,4,3 wraps that would be dropped on the next row and then the next section would be 5,4,3,4,5 wraps on each stitch I think, to do a fan or feather type stitch with several rows of garter in between.

The pictures in the pattern link don't show the wrapped section of the shawl, so please post your finished project so we can see how it turns out.
Wraps would make a longer stitch. I think they mea... (show quote)

I've been working on it and just dropping the wrap. My count was off by two sts, so I just knit them together and went on. I think I've got it now. Thanks for the input. It really does help so many of us. Great group here on Knitting Paradise.
Feb 5, 2014 18:48:03   #
LisaBassney
 
I agree, I have learned so much from reading all the posts on knitting paradise and have been helped by others who have responded to my questions. I am glad to be able to pass that forward.
Feb 6, 2014 08:44:30   #
Yaya1939
 
Can you give the link for the sky song shawl?
Feb 6, 2014 08:45:14   #
SouthernGirl
 
I'd like the link too.

THanks.
 
Feb 6, 2014 08:52:34   #
mthrift
 
Yaya1939 wrote:
Can you give the link for the sky song shawl?


Link is on this thread above, I think. :-) It is on Ravelry.
Feb 6, 2014 09:47:40   #
carrottop71
 
mirl56 wrote:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/skysong


I'm not that good at getting links, but someone else did it for us.
 
          
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