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Pattern on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/loop-twist-scarf

I think this is pretty and I've been playing with it. I also think the instructions are wrong. From the pattern:

LOOP PATTERN
Row 1 (RS): *k1 yo 3 times; rep from*
Row 2: *[sl 1, drop 3 yo's] 7 times, sl 7
elongated sts back to LH needle, [k7tog
tbl do not drop from LN needle, yo k tbl 3
times], then let drop from LH needle;* to
end.
Row 3: k, picking up strands between sets
of 7sts and k tog with first st in each set.
Row 4 - 8: k all rows.

As written, at the beginning of row 2 I would be slipping a yo. That wasn't working out for me so I worked row 1 as *yo 3x, k1 and that works because I ended with a knit stitch to slip at the beginning of row 2 and dropped yo's at the end of the row. Anyhow, is it me or the pattern? I haven't yet got a name for it that will work when I Google (just get loop stitches that aren't like this) and have been looking at pictures at New Stitch a Day and Knitting Fool. I'm trying to think of other places to look. Does anyone know the name of it or have suggestions for finding it?

Better yet if someone just already knows the answer.
 

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Look in comments page, you aren't the only one having problems.

I would have said broomstick lace but probably not. Knitting Fool has lots of pages! If you find it, please post a link.
 

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Thanks. I'll keep looking. I suspect my fix is what it needs but would like to know if there is something else I should consider. I will post a project page with notes I think. Yes, I did notice others are having problems with it.
 

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Linda6885 said:
It is similar to a broomstick lace pattern. And yes, the pattern is not written quite right. I suggest you start and end with a k1, and see how it works.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GerQQRmTuc0
You nailed it!!!! Thank you so much. I knew I had seen this before but hadn't remembered to check at Sapphires and Pearls. It's a different multiple and I think she's doing stockinette on the in between rows (I've not watched the whole video yet) but it's the same idea and techniques. HUGS and may The Frog forget you even exist. :sm02: :sm02: :sm02: :sm02: :sm02:

blawler said:
I'm not sure but I think it's called the Indian Cross Stitch. I would start my search there. Good luck. Aloha... Bev
I checked Indian Cross Stitch. That's not it. Thanks!
 

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http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/beginner-garter-drop-stitch-scarf

This is the basic drop stitch garter stitch pattern. On ravelry it is done with a thin lace weight or sock weight yarn so it looks more delicate. Also the wrapped long stitches are twisted more visibly. It is an old stitch in many stitch collection books. It is one in a group of dropped stitch patterns. If you twist the stitches it is called Indian Cross Stitch. If you gather the long stitches with the following garter stitch row it is called Shell stitch. It is easy peasy and makes airy scarves. Vogue dictionary of stitches has these illustrated.
 

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Indian cross stitch was the first thing that came to mind for me but it's actually more like the knitted broomstick lace linked to above. I have to try Indian cross stitch too. I plan to post a project page on Ravelry with notes and pictures and tell how I got it to work. There has been interest in the pattern and maybe it will help someone else as you all have helped me.
 

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jvallas said:
That's my guess, just using a gossamer-ish yarn.
I picked up some cotton lace weight yarn at Walmart last time I was there and I've been thinking about how to use it. I've been practicing this stitch on crochet thread of similar weight and I like the way it works up. It's been a pita with the pattern but I'm glad that with lots of help I figured out how to do it. I'm going to try it with the 7 stitch repeat and find another pattern to go with it. I'll have this on the ends of the scarf. I'll do the ends and then work the middle till I have enough yarn to Kitchener them together. This stitch is pretty but I don't think I want to use up 300 yds. of yarn doing it.
 

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chemknitter said:
Very pretty. Can you share your modifications? I was thinking of trying that pattern.
Row 1 (RS): *k1 yo 3 times; rep from *

What I did: k1 yo 3x; rep from * to last st, k1

Row 2: *sl 1, drop 3 yo's 7 times, sl 7
elongated sts back to LH needle, k7tog
tbl do not drop from LN needle, yo k tbl 3
times, then let drop from LH needle; to
end.

What I did: As shown in the pattern but k1 at the end of the row, no yo's to drop.

In the video Linda6885 posted, she doesn't work through the back loop. It was easier for me to work through the back loop. I tried it both ways on the 5 st version and didn't really see a difference.
 
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