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I knit some scarves for Christmas using a slanted garter stitch. You make it slant by increasing one stitch at the beginning and decreasing one at the end of the row. Do this on every other row. I used fun fur which doesn't show the stitches but this gives the ends a more interesting look.
I saw a scarf at the local thrift store that was done in all garter stitch in varigated yarn. The pattern had the slot where one end slips through the other end fitting close around the neck without so much knitting and still warm.
 

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Clara Jo

I understand the theory of the slanted scarf but can't quite visualize the first part. How do you get to the width you want? What increase and decrease did you use?

I bet that looked great with the fun fur. I like the idea of fun fur but haven't been thrilled with the knitted scarves I've seen. So far the best use I've seen is as a cuff to socks. Not sure how washable that would be and what it would look like after several washings. They looked lovely on my pasenger during a very cold drive.
 

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Hagridsmom said:
Clara Jo

I understand the theory of the slanted scarf but can't quite visualize the first part. How do you get to the width you want? What increase and decrease did you use?

I bet that looked great with the fun fur. I like the idea of fun fur but haven't been thrilled with the knitted scarves I've seen. So far the best use I've seen is as a cuff to socks. Not sure how washable that would be and what it would look like after several washings. They looked lovely on my pasenger during a very cold drive.
I cast on 12 to 24 stitches according to the yarn and needle size and the width I wanted. I did one in knitted worsted and an earlier scarf in a bamboo yarn. Both turned out very nice.
My daughter and granddaughter have used fun fur scarves for several years and they seem to wear well. The one I made for myself found its way to their house too.
 

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I forgot to address the increase and decrease that I used on the diagonal scarf. Sorry! I just knit two together on each end. It doesn't show at all on the fun fur and looks fine on the worsted weight. Try one type of increase and decrease and then another and see which you like best. Any will work.
 

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Hagridsmom said:
thank you - it sounds like fun. Since we are expecting a major winter storm tomorrow this might be done instead of the laundry ....
I recommend the knitting! Laundry can be done between rows. Or, take your knitting to the laundry room. This is a very portable project.
 
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