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Posted on 2009.24.04 at 09:58


alexisyael at 2009-04-24 14:55 (UTC) ()
That is a pattern for the scarf as a whole, you just have to know how to read intarsia patterns :D

First, you need to print the pattern (blown up enough that you can read it -- I'm assuming when you download it, it will be big enough to read, since that's the whole point of an intarsia pattern) so you can count how many stitches there are. Then you follow it :D (Intarsia requires knitting with multiple colors of yarn, in this case three.)

This link might help: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTintarsiafun.html It's a simpler intarsia pattern that can give you the basics you need to learn how to do this.

I think going to a LYS is a good idea :D

(I personally don't know how to knit intarsia but also have no interest in it!)
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primroseburrows at 2009-04-24 15:10 (UTC) ()
Do you think intarsia would be better than stranded knitting? The designer says she uses stranded knitting throughout most of it and only uses intarsia in a couple of areas.

I don't have much interest in colour knitting (I'm a cable addict myself) other than that it's really pretty, but this scarf is so beautiful I can't not at least try. Besides, a new skill is a new skill, and intarsia doesn't look that hard, just time-consuming with all the bobbins and such. Stranded knitting is pretty basic, it seems, except I'd imagine it takes up more yarn than does intarsia.

I think I'd like to make this in black with grey lettering, and then the red. I know red, white, and blue are symbolic and all, but I think black would make a classier scarf. And yeah, I'm definitely gonna check out the LYS. If I can find one close enough.
alexisyael at 2009-04-24 18:41 (UTC) ()
I have no idea of how difficult stranded vs intarsia would be! But I think you could do it!
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primroseburrows at 2009-04-24 22:58 (UTC) ()
I think I could do it, but I probably will need a coach. If songdog didn't live so far away, I'd ask her. She can whip up a sweater without a pattern on impulse and thinks nothing of doing those intricate Norwegian colour workings. She's my knitting hero. :)
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