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Finished my Celtic Knot scarf (K & Hand Spun)
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Sep 14, 2018 11:59:48   #
MrsMurdog
 
I love it! I did not want a heavy scarf, so spun the fiber thin an chain plied. It is, of course, uneven in its diameter, but this pattern is perfect for such a yarn. It is mostly a sport weight. I used a size 6 needle as I wanted it to be a bit drapey. I even took the time to block the knot portion for y'all.

For those who want the pattern, I kind of followed a freebee but the site downloaded junk to my computer, so I won't pass it on. However, I did change a little bit of the pattern and I will use different wording and tell y'all what I did, and I used a different yarn. That should get past the % change needed for any copyright.

I cast on 30 stitches on a size 6 needle for my homespun at about a sport weight. Remember, I wanted it drapey not firm. You can adjust your needle size for a firmer fabric or larger weight yarn. I used a crochet cast on for ease of adding fringe. Knit 6 rows after the cast-on. Then divide your stitches so you have an even number of "legs" and in my case it was 5 legs of 6 stitches each. Knit in stokinette only the six stitches of the first leg until it is as long as your scarf is wide. Stop & put on a holder. Attach new yarn to the next set of 6 stitches and make a leg. Continue until you have completed the last leg. Put all of the stitches back on the needle and knit every row as long as you prefer. I like a bit of a higher neck, but you could make it longer to be more open. When it wraps around your neck to the length you desire (remember your "knot" is going to be woven, so measure from the top of your knit legs, not the start of the scarf. Then, just divide your stitches so you have the same number of "legs" and it was 5 legs of 6 stitches each. Knit in stockinette only the six stitches of the first leg until it is as long as your scarf is wide. Stop & put on a holder. Attach new yarn to the next set of 6 stitches and make a leg. Continue until you have completed the last leg. With all of your legs on separate stitch holders, weave them through the legs on the opposite side. Put all of the stitches back on the needle and knit the last 6 rows. I used a crochet bind off to make it easy to add fringe. I wanted short fringe, but it would be more stylin' with a longer fringe.

Okay, I am back.


Before blocking
Before blocking...




 
Sep 14, 2018 12:44:44   #
Alpaca Farmer (a regular here)
 
Wow! Beautiful spinning, and finished object.
Sep 14, 2018 12:57:40   #
Jiggs
 
2nd the Wow! Your spinning is so even and love the colors. I like that the cowl doesn't ride so high that it chokes you so thanks for the how-to.
Sep 14, 2018 13:06:47   #
Gaildh
 
Everything about it is gorgeous
Sep 14, 2018 13:20:50   #
Wee Brenda
 
Love it and thank you for the instructions.
Sep 14, 2018 14:22:16   #
knitteerli
 
Love it!
 
Sep 14, 2018 14:34:53   #
MrsMurdog
 
Oh, and I forgot to add that on the 6 stitches of each finger, I tried knitting the first stitch every row with stockinette on the 4 rows in between. I thought it might make them lay flatter. But, as you can see from the unblocked photo, they still roll. I also slipped the end stitches on the all-knit portions. Not sure that makes much difference to me as I am not opposed to bumpy edges.
Sep 14, 2018 16:26:48   #
bevcustom
 
MrsMurdog wrote:
Oh, and I forgot to add that on the 6 stitches of each finger, I tried knitting the first stitch every row with stockinette on the 4 rows in between. I thought it might make them lay flatter. But, as you can see from the unblocked photo, they still roll. I also slipped the end stitches on the all-knit portions. Not sure that makes much difference to me as I am not opposed to bumpy edges.


Love the scarf. Wouldn't it would work to use a garter stitch. or seed stitch in the 'fingers' to keep it from rolling. Or---do a garter edge on each side of the 'finger, and stockinette in the middle?
Sep 14, 2018 16:52:01   #
fourbyin
 
cool scarf
Sep 14, 2018 17:02:44   #
Swedenme (a regular here)
 
Its lovely beautiful colours , I knit this pattern last year and it was my favourite go to cowl , will get good use out of it again this year


Sep 14, 2018 18:18:22   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
How lovely!
 
Sep 14, 2018 20:45:06   #
wordancer
 
MrsMurdog wrote:
I love it! I did not want a heavy scarf, so spun the fiber thin an chain plied. It is, of course, uneven in its diameter, but this pattern is perfect for such a yarn. It is mostly a sport weight. I used a size 6 needle as I wanted it to be a bit drapey. I even took the time to block the knot portion for y'all.

For those who want the pattern, I kind of followed a freebee but the site downloaded junk to my computer, so I won't pass it on. However, I did change a little bit of the pattern and I will use different wording and tell y'all what I did, and I used a different yarn. That should get past the % change needed for any copyright.

I cast on 30 stitches on a size 6 needle for my homespun at about a sport weight. Remember, I wanted it drapey not firm. You can adjust your needle size for a firmer fabric or larger weight yarn. I used a crochet cast on for ease of adding fringe. Knit 6 rows after the cast-on. Then divide your stitches so you have an even number of "legs" and in my case it was 5 legs of 6 stitches each. Knit in stokinette only the six stitches of the first leg until it is as long as your scarf is wide. Stop & put on a holder. Attach new yarn to the next set of 6 stitches and make a leg. Continue until you have completed the last leg. Put all of the stitches back on the needle and knit every row as long as you prefer. I like a bit of a higher neck, but you could make it longer to be more open. When it wraps around your neck to the length you desire (remember your "knot" is going to be woven, so measure from the top of your knit legs, not the start of the scarf. Then, just divide your stitches so you have the same number of "legs" and it was 5 legs of 6 stitches each. Knit in stockinette only the six stitches of the first leg until it is as long as your scarf is wide. Stop & put on a holder. Attach new yarn to the next set of 6 stitches and make a leg. Continue until you have completed the last leg. With all of your legs on separate stitch holders, weave them through the legs on the opposite side. Put all of the stitches back on the needle and knit the last 6 rows. I used a crochet bind off to make it easy to add fringe. I wanted short fringe, but it would be more stylin' with a longer fringe.

Okay, I am back.
I love it! I did not want a heavy scarf, so spun t... (show quote)


Now, now, the yarn is not uneven...it was specially spun for this project. a one of a kind designer yarn. Perfectly smooth yarn is highly over rated...it was made by a machine!
Sep 14, 2018 20:45:30   #
Naneast
 
Nicely done.
Sep 14, 2018 21:16:46   #
Bonnie7591 (a regular here)
 
Lovely cowl. That’s a great pattern, I made a couple for gifts last winter.
Sep 15, 2018 01:29:37   #
Mitzi
 
Very pretty and I like your yarn colors
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